On the night of August 7 to August 8 there will be a lunar eclipse

On the night of 7 to 8 August, a private lunar eclipse will occur. Our companion, in the course of its orbital motion, will hit the northern part of the Earth’s shadow with its southern hemisphere. The maximum shadow phase will be 0.24, which is slightly less than during the last partial eclipse on June 4, 2012.

Private residents of Russia and neighboring countries will see a particular eclipse. However, the best conditions will be in the south-east of the ETR, in the south of the Urals and Siberia.

At 18:50 Moscow time, the Moon will begin to dive into the penumbra of the Earth – the beginning of the half-shadow eclipse; This event is invisible to the eye. At 20:22 MSK, the first touch of the lunar limb of the earth’s shadow will occur – the beginning of a partial eclipse; At this point the darkening will be clearly visible. At 21:20 Moscow time the maximum phase of a partial eclipse occurs – the maximum limb darkening of the lunar limb. At 22:18 Moscow time, the moon will exit from the shadow of the Earth – the end of a partial eclipse. At 23:51 Moscow time the moon comes out of the penumbra of the Earth – the end of the eclipse.

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