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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Thursday over Russia will star shed rain

Late in the evening of 5 may, many people, including citizens of Russia, in case of appropriate weather conditions you will be able to observe a meteor shower caused by the peak activity of a meteor shower, the May Aquarids. See shooting stars will be in the Eastern part of the sky where the constellation of Aquarius. And on may 9 from Earth we will see another event — the passage of mercury over the solar disk

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It is expected that the number of meteors in the night from Thursday to Friday will reach 40 per hour. Most active meteor shower will be on may 5 at about 23:00 Moscow time. Shooting stars will be clearly visible, in particular, because, due to the fact that the new moon was just recently, and thus moonlight is not too bright. Experts of the Moscow planetarium, also note that to observe stellar rain would be best for the city — otherwise, enjoy the spectacle in full may prevent artificial lighting.

However, meteorologists warn that the weather conditions can prevent residents of the Central Federal district to see shooting stars in the night from Thursday to Friday in this region precipitation is expected. At the same time, in the North-West of Russia, including in St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region and Vologda region, the weather, the sky is predicted to be cloudless.

Another interesting astronomical event expects the Russians in Victory Day mercury will pass across the solar disk — this occurs only about 13 times per century. This process can be seen as shaded in the binoculars, and the online broadcast on the website of the American space Agency NASA. Watch as the closest planet to the Sun will be between the sun and Earth, will not only Amateurs, but professional and astrophysics, which we receive during such events information allows to better study this cosmic body.

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