Moscow: total lunar eclipse will occur on May holidays




The first of two total lunar eclipses in 2004, which can be observed across most of Russia, except in the north-eastern regions, there will be a night of 4 to 5 May. This was reported today by the press-secretary of the Central (Pulkovo) Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Smirnov.

The beginning of the total lunar eclipse is expected around midnight — at 23:52 MSK. The highest phase it reaches half an hour to an hour and will end on the come of the day. "A series of May Day vigil true lovers of astronomy is not an obstacle", — assured the scientist.

Enthusiasm can perhaps that swept away the wave clouds. In the face of the moon that night will not leave without attention and all kinds of diviners and soothsayers: Selena in color orange, maroon and red are predicted in the coming year, the event of natural disasters and calamities, he added astronomer. ITAR-TASS.

Battery News, 28.04.2004 10:07

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