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Penza residents observe lunar eclipse with interest

10:37 | 08.08.2017 | Society


Penza, 8 August 2017. PenzaNews. Penza residents witnessed a partial lunar eclipse that took place on Monday evening, August 7.

Penza residents observe lunar eclipse with interest

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Many people watched the phenomenon from windows of their houses and cars or just walking along city streets.

Several dozens of Penza residents gathered on a hill – near the centre for children and youth creativity, where the activist Evgeny Draganov organized viewing of the eclipse through a telescope.

At about 18.50, the moon started to get into the Earth's penumbra, which was imperceptible to the naked eye. At about 20.00, Penza residents could see the Moon hiding itself in a dark light.

The peak of the eclipse fell on 21.20, when about a third of the Moon was hidden behind the Earth's penumbra.

The eclipse finished at about midnight.

It is expected that the next lunar eclipse will take place on January 31, 2018, and the Earth's natural satellite will be completely hidden behind the penumbra.

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