The expert said, where in the far East can best be seen, a total Eclipse of the moon

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Most likely to see unusual total Eclipse of the moon in the far East will be the inhabitants of the North of Khabarovsk Krai, told RIA Novosti the Sakhalin local historian and researcher of ancient observatories Alexander Chelnokov.

The unique astronomical phenomenon — 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 are inferior in lustre only to the Sun, moon and Venus. In the sky it highlighted a bright orange color. The duration of the total lunar Eclipse will be 3 hours and 56 minutes (from 21.24 p.m.-01.20 MSK), and the total phase will last 1 hour and 43 minutes (from 22.30 GMT till 00.13 GMT).

«Usually, making the Outlook for such events, the specialists of the Pulkovo Observatory attached to the latitude of 56 degrees North latitude. I (Sakhalin) – 46 degrees 58 minutes North latitude. Vladivostok – 44 degrees. Accordingly, we have a chance to see the Eclipse, probably not. On Sakhalin it can be viewed on the North of the island, at Cape Elizabeth – there 54 degrees, 56 minutes North latitude. The best way to see the Eclipse in the North of Khabarovsk Krai in Nikolaevsk-on-Amur,» — said Shuttles.

According to him, also Eclipse with a high degree of probability will see in Magadan.

«All that is within two degrees to the South and two degrees North to 56 degrees North latitude, — and there you will see the Eclipse. It can be observed visually and with a telescope», — said the source.

He noted that where local residents will be able to see only a partial Eclipse – this depends on the time and point of observation.