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The longest total Eclipse of the moon in the XXI century, which can be seen in the night of 28 July in Yekaterinburg, it is best to observe the open — Plotinka or Meteorite, or at the city lake, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the engineer training Observatory Ural Federal University (Urfu) Vladilen Sanakoev.
The best place to watch
According to Urfu in the night from 27 to 28 July, will happen extremely rare event that the connection of the moon and Mars. Thus there will be great opposition of Mars and there will be the longest Eclipse of the moon in the twenty-first century. To observe this phenomenon will be possible only where completely open southern sky.
«We have houses everywhere. Open space a little, and it will be very very low on the horizon. That is, you need some open area to find. The full phase will be at 1:20 local time (23.20 MSK Friday). Walking around the city and looking at will not work. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare in advance, of course. See see whether the horizon of the South from his apartment or not. We’re Meteorite to meet (the phenomenon), there is the South seems to be good visible, the site is open. Maybe Plotinka even be seen – there, the South is clearly visible,» — said Sanakoev.
He added that it will also be possible to observe the connection of the moon and Mars outside the city – especially in the Northern part of the lake.
The timing of the phenomenon
It is expected that the elevation of the moon will be 13 degrees, and Mars — 9. The moon is so deeply immersed in the Earth’s shadow, its brightness will be several times less than that of Mars. Both celestial bodies will have a reddish tint.
According to Sanakoev, in the twenty-first century such an event will not happen again. The scientist made a detailed timing of the phenomenon.
At 23:24 local time (21:24 GMT), you will notice a darkening of the left edge of the moon and will start the private phase of the Eclipse.
At 00:30 (22:30 GMT), the Moon is completely hidden in the shadow of the Earth.
1:21 (23:21 GMT) the Moon will be almost in the center of the Earth shadow and is almost not visible to the eye. Mars, which will be just below the moon, will be several times brighter than the darkened moon.
2:13 (0:13 MSK) the left edge of the moon will once again be lit by the rays of the Sun and again will start the private phase of the Eclipse of the moon.
3:19 (1:19 GMT) the Moon will completely emerge from the shadow of the Earth.