#AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong #香港| #香港太空館 #HongKongSpaceMuseum #April2023|#HKSpMActivity – The live webcast streaming of Partial #SolarEclipse 20th April 2023

A partial solar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China on 20 April 2023 Hong  Kong SAR- Beijing Time , the eclipse magnitude is just about 0.03. The eclipse will not noticeably weaken the sunlight at that time. As the eclipse magnitude is small, observers may need a telescope to observe this solar eclipse. A specialised solar filter or an indirect way such as the projection method is essential for solar observation. Inadequate ways to observe the Sun may result in severe ocular burns…… Also the eclipse magnitude is just about 0.03. The eclipse will not noticeably weaken the sunlight at that time. As the eclipse magnitude is small, observers may need a telescope to observe this solar eclipse. A specialised solar filter or an indirect way such as the projection method is essential for solar observation. Inadequate ways to observe the Sun may result in severe ocular burns. The general public may also check the online platforms of the Hong Kong Space Museum to watch the live image of the solar eclipse on that day. The next partial solar eclipse in Hong Kong will occur on 22 July 2028, whose magnitude will even be smaller than that of this one.

Partial eclipse begins: the instant when the Moon’s limb contacts the Sun’s limb.

Greatest eclipse: the instant when the apparent centers of the Moon and the Sun are at the smallest separation. The eclipse magnitude reaches its maximum at this time.

Partial eclipse ends: the instant when the Moon’s limb leaves the Sun’s limb completely.

Eclipse magnitude: reflects how deep the Moon eclipses the Sun. The larger the magnitude is, the larger proportion of the Sun is covered.

PlacesPartial eclipse beginsGreatest eclipsePartial eclipse endsEclipse Magnitude
Tin Shui Wai Park12:37:0912:55:0613:13:090.02
HK International Airport12:35:5412:54:4713:13:450.022
Tai Po Waterfront Park12:35:5412:55:2413:14:580.024
Tsuen Wan Park12:35:2212:55:0913:15:010.025
Sha Tin Park12:35:0212:55:1913:16:380.026
Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui12:34:1212:55:0913:16:100.028
Statue Square, Central12:34:0912:55:0713:16:080.028
Victoria Park12:34:0012:55:1013:16:230.028
Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park12:33:4812:55:1913:16:520.029
Heng Fa Chuen Promenade12:33:4012:55:1513:16:530.029
Siu Sai Wan Promenade12:33:2812:55:1513:17:050.030
Stanley Main Beach12:33:1312:55:0713:17:040.030
Shek O Beach12:33:0612:55:1113:17:200.031

The eclipse this time is a hybrid solar eclipse. In addition to the partial solar eclipse, there are some places on Earth where a total solar eclipse or annular solar eclipse can be observed. The central point of the eclipse is located at the South of the equator. The eclipse magnitude is larger when the observer is closer to the central point. In Hong Kong, the partial solar eclipse will begin around noon. It can be observed from many districts. However, the eclipse magnitude and duration will be slightly larger in the southeastern region. Interested observers may first consider places at Kowloon East or the eastern part of Hong Kong Island.

The partial solar eclipse begins at 12:34 pm, where the Sun is located at about 79 degrees above the southwest horizon at that time. The entire eclipse will end at 1:16 pm.

StageTime (HKT)Altitude (degrees)Azimuth (degrees)
Partial eclipse begins12:3479195
Greatest eclipse12:5577217
Partial eclipse ends13:1673232


Date: 20.4.2023 (Thursday) Time: 12:30 – 1:20 pm

日食詳細資料 Information of the Solar Eclipse

12.34 pm 初虧 Partial eclipse begins

12.55 pm 食甚 greatest eclipse

1.16 pm 復圓 Partial eclipse ends

香港於2023年4月20日會發生一次日偏食,但食分只有約0.03,屆時本港日光將不會明顯減弱。由於食分較少,觀測者可能需要使用望遠鏡才觀測到是次日食。在觀測太陽時,必需配備專門的太陽濾光設備,或透過投影法間接觀看。不當的觀測方法將有機會導致眼睛嚴重灼傷。

日偏食由中午12時34分開始,當時太陽處於離西南面地平線約79度的位置,至下午1時16分結束。歡迎大家欣賞此天文現象並即場留言討論

日期:2023年4月20日(星期四)

時間:中午12:30–下午1:20

Located in the Heart of Hong Kong central of Victoria Harbour in which locate looking at the iconic Megatroplis HongKong Island city landscape from the opposite is the Hong Kong Space Museum  香港太空館 in which located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China –People’s Republic of China..  in which is one of the most international iconic buildings architecturally due to its hemispheric round dome in which is iconic known as one of Hong Kong’s local most cherish bread pastries the Pineapple Bun – Bolo Bao due to the pineapple ceramic texturing tiles of the dome structure that resembles the delicious texturing of the Pineapple Bun .. In which on In June 2014, the Hong Kong Government listed the pineapple bun as a part of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. … Despite the name, it does not traditionally contain pineapple; rather, the name refers to the look of the characteristic topping (which resembles the texture of a pineapple)……

Images and visuals are from the Hong Kong Space Museum –香港太空館 Hong Kong Space Museum –- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China …..

#CNSA #ChinaNationalSpaceAdministration #国家航天局 |#BRI #Apirl2023 |#天宫#Tiangong #ChinaSpaceStation #CMS #ChinaMannedSpace #Shenzhou15 in readiness with the Advance #CargoSpaceCraft #Tianzhou6 with the #ChangZheng7 #LongMarch7 Yao7 arrives at #WenchangSpacecraftLaunchCenter #文昌航天發射場 #AGallery …..

On the 13th April 2023 Hour Hong- Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration   The Chang Zheng – Long March 7 Y7 Carrier Rocket has safely arrived at the Wenchang Space Launch Site on April 13, and will carry out final assembly and testing at the launch site together with the #天舟六号# cargo spacecraft that arrived earlier work, which is currently expected to launch around May 10…….

From the arrival of the Chang Zheng – Long March 7  Carrier rocket to the launch of Tianzhou 6, the final assembly and testing work took 27 days, which is 5 times shorter than the 32 days of the last launch (Chang Zheng – Long March  6/Tianzhou 5). Days, the testing process is further optimized!

A new stage of space station application and development is about to start] The latest news from the First Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group; the Long March 7 Yao 7 carrier rocket that carried out the Tianzhou 6 mission was safely transported to the Wenchang Space Launch Site on April 13, and the follow-up will be in line with the previous stage The Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft that has arrived will carry out the final assembly and testing work in the launch site area together. The manned spaceflight project entered the application and development stage of the space station. All the participants of the project are stepping up their preparations and vowing to make the mission a complete success.

The Shenzhou 15 mission is the sixth mission of China’s manned space program in 2022, and it is also the last mission during the construction phase of China’s space station. The crew will work and live in orbit for 6 months. The main purpose of the mission is to verify The space station supports crew rotation capabilities, realizing the first on-orbit rotation of Takionaut crews; carrying out the installation and commissioning of equipment inside and outside the space station and space application mission-related facilities and equipment, conducting space science experiments and technical tests; performing daily maintenance and repair of the space station; The normalized operation mode of the cabin assembly… . The Shenzhou 15 flight crew consisted of Takionauts Fei Junlong , Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu , with Fei Junlong serving as the commander…

Images and visuals are from their Respectives CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration  

#AlreadyTomorrowInHongKong #香港| #香港太空館 #HongKongSpaceMuseum #March2023|#HKSpMActivity The #月掩金星 #LunarOccultation #Astronomy event of #金星 #Venus on 24th March 2023…..

Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China will usher in an astronomical phenomenon of “moon occultation of Venus” on March 24, 2023. Since the orbital plane of the moon is very close to the orbital planes of the planets, if the moon covers the planets in the sky, it is called a “lunar occultation planet”. In addition, Venus is the celestial body in the solar system that is second only to the sun and the moon in brightness, so “lunar occultation of Venus” is relatively easy to observe and has attracted a lot of attention from astronomy observers.

The “moon occultation of Venus” will start at 7:47 pm and end at 8:53 pm, lasting about one hour and six minutes. At the time of “occlusion”, the moon is located in the northwest about 18 degrees above the horizon. Since both are quite bright, they can be observed directly with the naked eye, and binoculars or astronomical telescopes will have a clearer observation effect. At the time of “occlusion”, the moon will move to a position only 3.8 degrees above the horizon, and observers need to go to a place with almost no obstruction in the northwest to observe it.

A lunar occultation of Venus will occur in Hong Kong at night on March 24 (Friday). The Moon will move between the Earth and Venus at that time. We will not be able to observe Venus as it will be blocked by the Moon temporarily at that time.

The coming “Lunar Occultation of Venus” will begin at 7:47 pm and end at 8:53 pm, which will last for about one hour and six minutes. Since the Moon and Venus are quite bright, they can be observed directly with the naked eye. Both objects will appear close to the horizon, observers need to find a place with an almost completely unobstructed view towards the northwestern horizon.

Since Venus always appears close to the Sun, the lunar occultation of Venus mostly happen in day time. The next lunar occultation of Venus observable in Hong Kong during night time will be on May 31, 2063.

Lunar Occultation of Venus Timeline- Hong Kong SAR- Beijing Time

eventtimeheight (degrees)Azimuth (degrees)
incision19:47:0718279
cut in19:47:3717.9279
Minimum angular distance between the moon and Venus20:20:5310.6282
incision20:53:033.8285
excision20:53:303.7285

The above predictions are based on the Hong Kong Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong as the reference point, and the occultation time may vary by tens of seconds in different places in Hong Kong.

The occultation begins near the east side of the Moon and ends near the west side. In fact, the visual motion of the Moon is much faster than that of Venus, but observations can also track the Moon to show the relative motion of Venus. Since Venus is located near the sun for a long time, lunar occultation of Venus generally occurs during the day. The next lunar occultation of Venus in the Hong Kong evening will be May 31, 2063.

Speaker: Mr. CHIU Kam-hung (Assistant Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum)

Date: 24.3.2023 (Friday) Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm Language: Cantonese


本次天象資料 Information of the astronomical event

掩始外切 First contact: 19:47

掩始內切 Second contact: 19:47

月球、金星最小角距 Moon-Venus appulse: 20:20

掩終內切 Third contact: 20:53

掩終外切 Fourth contact: 20:53

香港於2023年3月24日的傍晚時份將會上演「月掩金星」,屆時月球會運行到地球和金星之間,並將金星短暫遮掩,令我們無法看到金星。

今次的「月掩金星」發生在晚上7時47分,結束時間為8時53分,歷時約一小時六分鐘。由於月球和金星都是天上最為明亮的天體,可以用肉眼直接觀賞,但兩者將較為接近地平線,觀測者需要到西北面幾乎亳無遮擋的地方才能觀測得到。

由於金星長期位處於太陽附近,故「月掩金星」普遍發生在日間,下一次可在香港晚間觀測月掩金星將會是2063年5月31日。

講者:趙錦鴻先生(香港太空館助理館長)

日期:2023年3月24日(星期五)

時間:晚上7:30–9:00

語言:粵語

Located in the Heart of Hong Kong central of Victoria Harbour in which locate looking at the iconic Megatroplis HongKong Island city landscape from the opposite is the Hong Kong Space Museum  香港太空館 in which located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China –People’s Republic of China..  in which is one of the most international iconic buildings architecturally due to its hemispheric round dome in which is iconic known as one of Hong Kong’s local most cherish bread pastries the Pineapple Bun – Bolo Bao due to the pineapple ceramic texturing tiles of the dome structure that resembles the delicious texturing of the Pineapple Bun .. In which on In June 2014, the Hong Kong Government listed the pineapple bun as a part of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. … Despite the name, it does not traditionally contain pineapple; rather, the name refers to the look of the characteristic topping (which resembles the texture of a pineapple)……

Images and visuals are from the Hong Kong Space Museum -香港太空館 Hong Kong Space Museum –- 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR- China- People’s Republic of China …..