Rare lunar eclipse to be seen in early November

Rare lunar eclipse to be seen in early November

October 27, 2022

Norilsk residents will also watch it if the sky is clear and cloudless.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On October 25, the Russians observed a solar eclipse. And on November 8, they can see a beautiful and rare total lunar eclipse. In Norilsk, with a clear cloudless sky, it will be brighter than, for example, in Krasnoyarsk.

“What is the rarity and beauty of this eclipse? The eclipsed Moon will cover Uranus, which is very conveniently located in the constellation of Aries, just 13 degrees southwest of the Pleiades. The coverage will take place at 18:54:40 Norilsk time”, said Sergey Veselkov, the Reshetnev University observatory head.

The total lunar eclipse will begin at approximately 17:17 for Norilsk. At this time, the Moon will be 3.5 degrees above the horizon. You need to look in the east direction, and the horizon should be open. The end of the total eclipse will occur at 18:41 local time.

Thus, if the sky is clear, Norilsk residents will be able to watch the eclipse at a convenient after-work time and share their impressions on social networks. The Reshetnev University observatory head recommends photographing this astronomical phenomenon.

Recall that in November 2021, the Russians observed the longest lunar eclipse since the 15th century, and this August, residents of the Northern Hemisphere saw the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Residents of the region also shared pictures of the ‘bloody’ moon, and in Dudinka, the photographer captured bright pillars of light.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, photo: Olga Polyanskaya

October 27, 2022

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