An annular solar eclipse was seen in Yakutia for the first time in 55 years

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An annular solar eclipse was seen in Yakutia for the first time in 55 years

An annular solar eclipse was seen in Yakutia for the first time in 55 years

Residents of Yakutia on Thursday evening, June 10, were able to observe the annular solar eclipse. This phenomenon was seen in the region for the first time in 55 years, RIA Novosti reports.

The eclipse began at 20:20 local time (14:20 Moscow time). The moon began to cover the sun. Residents took to the streets, protecting their eyesight with foil or helmets of welders.

Eyewitnesses said that they expected complete darkness, but this did not happen. Experts said that the last time the eclipse was visible from the territory of Russia (then the Soviet Union) was in 1966. In 2021, it lasted 3 minutes 37 seconds.

The next annular eclipse will occur on June 1, 2030 and will be visible in the south of the European part of Russia. And the eclipses of 2039 and 2048 will be visible from the territory of Moscow.

Earlier it was reported that in 2025 Muscovites will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. This will happen on September 7th.

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