How much and where to watch the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019
On the night of 16 of July 17, the inhabitants of most of the territory of Russia will be able to see the so-called partial lunar eclipse. The satellite of our planet during its orbital motion plunge into the southern part of the earth's shadow. This will be the last for the next six years, the lunar eclipse with a significant darkening of the Moon, which will be visible from the territory of Eastern Europe.
What is a lunar eclipse?
Lunar eclipse - this is the moment when the moon is hidden in the shadow of the Earth and we do not see it in full (total lunar eclipse) or partially (private). During this phenomenon the Earth is located on the line between the Moon and the Sun. When satellite eclipse colored characteristic red shade. The reason is that the reflected solar rays from the moon, extending tangentially to the earth's surface are dispersed in the atmosphere of our planet and partially reflected back to the lunar surface. The Earth's atmosphere is more transparent to rays of the red-orange part of the light spectrum that reflects the moon's surface.
When watching a lunar eclipse?
As stated on the website of the Moscow planetarium, the length of the shadow of the eclipse on the night of 16 of July 17, take 1 hour 58 minutes.
The main part of the eclipse can be viewed, starting from 23:00 Moscow time. At that time already well it will be seen darkening of the left side of the satellite. The moon will begin to dive into the Earth's shadow. At 0:31 MSK July 17 occurs maximum phase partial eclipse. 65 percent of the lunar disk will be in the shadow of our planet. At this point, the redness of the moon will be maximized. Eclipse finished at 2:00 MSK, when the satellite is completely out of Earth's shadow.
Where to watch the lunar eclipse?
According to the Moscow planetarium, some phases of partial eclipse of the moon will be visible: in most of Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, south-eastern United States, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, as well as Antarctica.
It can be observed almost the entire territory of Russia, except for the northern and eastern regions of the remote.
"The best observing conditions will be in the Crimea and the North Caucasus, where the height of the Moon above the horizon reaches 20 °, and summer weather conditions are likely to be conducive to observation", - said in a statement.
"It is clearly seen in the European part of Russia (except for its north), where the eclipse will occur near local midnight. The initial phases of the eclipse will also be visible in the south-western Siberia early in the morning, at moonset. In most of the territory of the country of sight the moon will be located low on the southern horizon ", - stated on the website of the Moscow planetarium.
Provided cloudless weather lunar eclipse can be seen and the inhabitants of Moscow. The Planetarium note that the eclipse will be visible to the naked eye, but astronomers are advised to watch it with binoculars or a small telescope. Not far from plunging into the shadow of the moon of Saturn can be seen, and to the right (west) you will see Jupiter.
When will the next eclipse?
According to RIA Novosti, referring to the directress of St. Petersburg Observatory Planetarium Maria Smirnova, the next lunar eclipse with a substantial shadowing of the satellite will take place only after 6 years - September 7, 2025. At that time, Russian citizens will be able to see the total lunar eclipse. planet satellite completely painted in red color.
By the way, not so long ago it had happened a full solar eclipse. Who missed the rather see pictures of this event.