In the far East will be visible full Eclipse of the moon

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Residents of the Far East will be able to observe the full Eclipse of the moon, told RIA Novosti leading researcher of the School of natural Sciences FEFU Eugene Zubkov said.

The longest total Eclipse of the moon in the twenty-first century, coinciding in time with the great opposition of Mars with the Sun, will occur on July 27, 2018. Mars will approach the Earth on the minimum distance, becomes brighter than Jupiter and will give way to Shine as the Sun, the moon and Venus. In the sky it highlighted a bright orange color. The duration of the total lunar Eclipse will be three hours and 56 minutes (from 21:24 to 01:20 GMT), and the total phase will last one hour and 43 minutes (from 22:30 to 00:13 GMT).

«The main factor that will affect the observation of the Eclipse in the far East, is the weather. In the region is the visible part of the Eclipse. That is, in Khabarovsk it will be possible to observe how the Moon goes into the shadow, and the moment when it is not, as it already sets over the horizon. In Vladivostok it will happen even earlier. But the total phase of the Eclipse can be seen,» said Zubko.

According to him, in Vladivostok during the Eclipse is still quite dark twilight. And it will not prevent observation of the phenomenon.

«The only difference between the Eclipse that will be seen in Moscow, and the fact that Vladivostok is when the Moon sets over the horizon… total Eclipse of the moon clearly visible to the naked eye. I recommend to look at the moon before she will go to shadow, and when it will be closed by 50 percent. You can see this is clearly because the process of the Eclipse is slow and lasts for several hours. You can’t miss it,» — said the scientist.

Only in the XXI century will happen 225 lunar eclipses, 85 of which are full, and of these total of only six, whose length is more than three and a half hours. The longest and most spectacular will be a total Eclipse on July 27, 2018.

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