Astronomers predicted summer stargazing

The earth will be at aphelion.

The most prolonged in the XXI century total Eclipse of the moon and opposition to Mars, as well inhabitants of the Earth in July 2018, predict astronomers.

This writes with reference to .

“In Moscow on 27 July and in most areas of our country can be observed the coincidence of two rare astronomical events — a total Eclipse of the moon, the longest in the twenty-first century, and the great opposition of Mars. The red planet these days come the closest distance to the Earth, and in a telescope you can see the details of her landscape”, — the experts of the Moscow planetarium.

According to them, it is in the middle of summer will be bright and even the rare celestial phenomena.

So, on July 6 the Earth will be at aphelion, i.e. at the farthest distance from the Sun — 152 095 566 km, while July 13 will occur a partial Eclipse of the Sun: it will be seen in the southern polar latitudes, but in Russia will not be observed.At the end of the month will host a summer stargazing. Meteor shower, the Southern Delta Aquarids from the constellation of Aquarius reaches its peak on July 29-30 and promises to observers up to 16 meteors per hour.

But this year, watch for shooting stars need the Moon. It will have a phase close to the full moon and comes near the radiant — point of departure of the meteors.

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