For the first time in 50 years, residents of Russia will be able to see the annular eclipse of the Sun
Residents of Russia will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. And in Yakutia, an annular eclipse will be visible. Oleg Ugolnikov, an astronomer, senior researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke about this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
The scientist noted that the eclipse will happen on June 10, and its maximum will come at 14:27 Moscow time. Partially it will be visible from almost the entire territory of Russia, except for the Far East. So, in Moscow, in the middle of an eclipse, the Moon will block 27% of the diameter of the Sun, which in the end will look like a bitten off apple.
At the same time, there will be no darkening on the Earth with such shading of the Sun. Therefore, the observer may not notice anything if he does not look at the sky at the right moment. But most of all, the luckiest residents of the northeast of Yakutia. They will be able to see a 94% eclipse of the Sun by the Moon. It will be ring-shaped, that is, the satellite of the Earth will not completely cover the disk of the star, although the centers of the satellite of the Earth and the nearest star in the sky will coincide.
“By the way, an interesting fact, this is the first annular eclipse in 50 years that falls on the territory of our country. Were fat, but somehow we were not lucky with ring-shaped ones, ”added Ugolnikov.
There will also be another solar eclipse in 2021. It will be complete and will come on December 4th. Although only those who find themselves in Antarctica or in its vicinity will be able to see it.
Earlier, the astronomer, popularizer of science, employee of the Moscow State Pedagogical University Yekaterina Efremova told the MIR 24 TV channel why the total lunar eclipse on May 26 was called the “bloody Supermoon”.