The supermoon can be seen on the last day of January 2018

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha in photosangelina over the Moscow international business center Moscow-city. Archive photoThe supermoon can be seen on the last day of January 2018© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha the image Bank

Red Supermoon will be seen on the last day of January 2018: the apparent diameter of the satellite will turn reddish-brown colour.

The maximum phase rare astronomical phenomenon is expected 15.51 MSK, but in Moscow you will see only the penumbral Eclipse, he said, speaking to RIA Novosti, a senior researcher in the research Department of the moon and the planets of the State astronomical Institute named after Sternberg Zhanna Rodionova. According to her, the Eclipse will continue for about an hour.

In the absence of clouds with up to 18.11 14.48 GMT on 31 January the total Eclipse will be seen on the territory of Russia, except the Western and South-Western regions, where the Moon appears in the evening only at the end of the Eclipse. The supermoon will also be visible from Eastern Europe, East Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific and North America, said the Roskosmos.

The upcoming Eclipse is unique in that the Moon during an Eclipse is near the point of perigee (closest to the Ground point of the orbit of the moon). This is the second Supermoon of 2018. The first and most close on 2 January 2018.

The supermoon is called the time when the full Moon approaches Earth at a distance closer than 362 thousand kilometers and the travel time of the perigee and the full moon behind time is not more than 3 days. SUPERLINE happen every year, but close matches those two points (perigee and full moon) are quite rare. During the Eclipse, the Moon will be located in the constellation Cancer and passes through the southern part of the Earth shadow. The Northern edge of the moon by itself is dark enough, will be almost in the center of the shadow, astronomers say the Moscow planetarium.

Supermoon by the minute

In 13.49 GMT the Moon touches the earth’s penumbra — this time will start penumbral Eclipse. At 14.48 Moscow time it is completely immersed in the earth’s penumbra touches the earth’s shadow — the beginning of the partial Eclipse.

At 15.51 GMT the Moon is completely immersed in earth’s shadow — this time will start complete Eclipse. Depending on atmospheric conditions and other factors, the darkening of the lunar disk during a total Eclipse may be different from other full lunar eclipses.

16.29 MSK comes in the maximum phase of a total Eclipse, the Moon will be near the center of the earth’s shadow; at this point, the darkening of our companions as possible. The moon will be in earth’s shadow for more than an hour (about 77 minutes).

At 17.08 GMT Moon begins to exit earth’s shadow — the end of the full Eclipse and the beginning of its partial phases. Gradually becoming brighter, setminsize lunar disk will make phase similar to the phases of the moon throughout the month, but only to change they will be much faster.A total Eclipse will see the inhabitants of almost the whole territory of Russia (except the South-Western part of the ETR), the Western part of the Caucasus. In the South-West of the European territory of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Baltic States and in the Western part of the Caucasus will be visible to private and penumbral phases of the Eclipse.

In the Central regions of our country sativas the Moon will not be visible at sunrise to light the sky, and then we will see only the final private phase of the Eclipse. The end of the full Eclipse can be seen in the evening twilight sky over Murmansk, Kazan and Samara.

All full phase of the Eclipse will be visible in the Urals, and all of the shadow the Eclipse from beginning to end – in Siberia, East of the river Irtysh. The best conditions for observing the Eclipse in Russia will develop the far East, where the greatest phase will occur near local midnight at high altitude above the horizon.

In Moscow, reddish-brown Superlon rises above the horizon after 17: 00 Moscow time, starting to emerge from the shadows of the Earth. Therefore, rising higher and higher above the Eastern horizon, if not prevent, the clouds, in the next hour (till 18.11) we can observe how gradually with the disc of the moon disappears reddish color.

The next full Eclipse of the moon on 27 July 2018. It is expected that it will be clearly visible in Russia and the CIS. A total Eclipse of the moon on 27 July 2018 will be the longest one in the 21st century, as its duration will be 103 minutes. Moreover, beside the Moon will be Mars.
The supermoon can be seen on the last day of January 2018© RIA Novosti, Infographical observations of the moon

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