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Today, Russians can watch penumbral lunar eclipse

March 14 2006

Penumbral lunar eclipse tonight can be seen in Russia.

Senior Researcher, Institute of Applied Astronomy RAS Nikolay Zheleznov said that the entry in the penumbra of the Moon will occur at 00:22 GMT on 15 March, leaving it - at 5:14 GMT. Moment of greatest eclipse occurs at 2:48 am Moscow time.

"Penumbral eclipse is not very effective for large values of science does not represent, with a slight darkening of the moon can be seen only at the highest stages," - said Zheleznov.

He also recalled that two weeks of Russians expect the most spectacular and highly significant for science event - a total solar eclipse. " This will occur at 12:35 GMT on March 29 in the extreme east of Brazil. Then the Moon's shadow crosses the Atlantic and come to the African continent in the north of the Gulf of Guinea. After that it will overcome the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey and moved to the Caucasus.

Band total eclipse in Russia eclipse will pass through the Karachay-Cherkessia, Stavropol, Kalmykia, Dagestan, Volgograd region, the Altai Territory and Tuva. Moonlight Shadow will leave the ground at 15:47 Moscow time near Irkutsk. Reported The News

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