In the night of Saturday, the Russians will be able to observe a darkening of the moon, which gets into the earth’s penumbra. It is reported by the Moscow planetarium.
It is noted that the penumbral Eclipse will last from 01:34 to 05:53 GMT, it will be observable almost throughout Russia, except the Far East. In the Central part of the country and in Western Siberia the Eclipse you will see the second half of the night, and in Siberia – in the morning.
“It will be possible to observe a slight darkening of the top edge of the lunar disk. During the Eclipse, the Moon will be in Leo and will pass through the southern part of the earth’s penumbra”, – told in the planetarium.
According to experts, it’s not a real Eclipse, it is formed from the penumbra of the Earth. If the Moon would be in shadow, it would be an actual Eclipse.
The next Eclipse will happen in the summer: August 7, 2017. However, the Moon is slightly immersed in the Earth’s shadow. A total Eclipse can be observed only on 31 January 2018.
Photo: Alexey Ivanov / TRK “Star”