For the first time in 40 years, a solar Eclipse will take place on Friday the 13th

13 July there will be a partial solar Eclipse that will be able to see on the South coast of Australia, Tasmania and parts of Antarctica.

Впервые за 40 лет солнечное затмение пройдет в пятницу 13-го

This Eclipse is particularly rare because it will happen on Friday the 13 th, a date which has long been considered a harbinger of failure in popular culture, writes Time.

According to NASA, Friday the 13th was not a solar Eclipse since December 1974. And the next partial Eclipse, which will take place on Friday 13-th, it is expected only in September 2080.

The best place to observe the Eclipse of July 13 called the city of Hobart in Tasmania. Astronomers believe that about 35% of the Sun’s diameter will be covered by the Moon at 13:24 local time. Residents of the southern coast of Australia will also be able to see the Eclipse but the Moon will cover less than a quarter of the sunlight. Also, the Eclipse will be able to see explorers in the Northern part of Antarctica.

Partial solar Eclipse on July 13 will start at 4:48 Moscow time, the maximum peak will reach in 6:02, and 7:13 to end.

We will add that on July 27 2018, the Ukrainians will be able to see the rare lunar Eclipse when the full Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. Astronomers expect that the full Eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes and the partial Eclipse before and after the total phase of the Eclipse will last 3 hours and 55 minutes.

The full moon in July to coincide with the apogee of the moon, that is, from the moment when the Moon reaches its furthest point towards the Ground. It will be the smallest full Moon of the year, and this means that the moon will take longer to pass through the Earth’s shadow, i.e. the Eclipse will last longer than usual.

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