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Solar eclipse seen by any

August 1 2008

Solar eclipse - a partial or complete - will be visible across most of Russia during the day on Friday, August 1. Psychiatrists advise people not to worry, and ophthalmologists - armed with tinted glasses so as not to damage the eyes.

"In a narrow corridor crossing half the globe, there will be a unique astronomical event: a total solar eclipse. The maximum phase of the eclipse will be available for observation in a band from Canada to Mongolia partial - in the north-eastern North America and much of Europe and Asia," - reported in the Pulkovo Observatory.

The eclipse can be clearly observed on the territory of Russia: in various regions of the country's solar disc close to the area from 50% to 100%. "Not only are lucky Chukotka and Kamchatka, where the sun had already go down: the maximum phase of the eclipse comes around 13:50 Moscow time" - added member of the observatory.

In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the eclipse could be observed between 13:00 and 14:00 Moscow time, the solar disk will be closed for about 60%. CEO Gidrometeobyuro Moscow and Moscow region Alexei Lyakhov assured that the weather does not interfere with residents of the capital to watch the solar eclipse: cloud is small, and the space between them so much more.

Muscovites will be able to watch only half of the phase of the eclipse - Moon over Moscow will cover the sun is only 58%. Eclipse will occur on August 1 at exactly 14:08 GMT. However, you can see its beginning will be about 13:00. End "end of the world" by 15:00.

For those who can not be a day of 1 August in western Siberia, where the sun completely hide behind the Moon for nearly two and a half minutes, there will be a direct broadcast of an unusual natural phenomenon. It promises to show the television channel Vesti-24.

"With the help of mobile satellite (ASAT) and television stations (MTS) broadcast will be carried out in three cities in Siberia - Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk and Barnaul," - reported in the press-service channel. There's also specified that in Nizhnevartovsk Moon's shadow fully closes the Sun at 14:31 GMT on 2 minutes 27 seconds. In Novosibirsk, the Sun will close at 14:45 GMT on 2 minutes 20 seconds. In Barnaul - Shadow of the Moon completely closes the Sun at 14:48 GMT.

Watch the "live" for an eclipse experts advise through darkened glass: it will protect your eyes from burns. The last total eclipse seen in Russia March 29, 2006. Next, with favorable conditions for observation, will only happen in the second half of the XXI century - in the spring of 2061.

Scientists assure us that a solar eclipse is safe, although it may cause panic and fear are overly emotional people. "This is the usual and ordinary phenomenon, lasting only two minutes, will not have absolutely nobody impact on human health, animal behavior and the work of art" - told Interfax deputy director of the Institute of Astronomy, Dmitry Bisikalo. According to him, like a solar eclipse at dusk or raid the clouds, "is just a short night." In turn, the deputy director for scientific work and long-term development of the State Institute of Astronomy named PK Sternberg, Eugene chauffeur said that "people hypersensitive disappearance of sunlight can cause a temporary panic and confusion."

Doctors agree that some people may feel anxiety, but no reason to worry. "This is a rare and short-term phenomenon. There is no particular negative impact of solar eclipses. Objective information about what is expected of them increases the number of strokes and heart attacks, no," - said the head of Rospotrebnadzor, chief state sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko.

them according to the director of the State Research Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry named after VPSerbsky Tatiana Dmitrieva. "Solar eclipses occur and yet no one has ever observed any apparent adverse health effects and, in particular mental state," - she said. "The solar eclipse - an event that entertains, raises curiosity. Someone may fear, but these people need to explain that it is short-term phenomenon, which does not pose a threat", - said T. Dmitrieva, reports " Interfax ".

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