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Russia: Vladivostok and Yakutsk residents witness total lunar eclipse01:58

Russia: Vladivostok and Yakutsk residents witness total lunar eclipse

Russian Federation, Vladivostok, Yakutsk
noviembre 9, 2022 at 03:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Vladivostok and Yakutsk residents were fortunate to see a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, which turned a reddish-brown tinge this time.

The phenomenon is called the 'blood' moon. It occurs when the Earth blocks the direct rays of the sun, so that only the refracted rays passed through the Earth's atmosphere reaches the surface of the Moon, while rays of the red spectrum are reflected from it.

Residents of Yakutsk watched the eclipse in the city streets despite cold weather with temperatures around -25 degrees Celcius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit).

"Witnessed such a beautiful phenomenon as the 'blood' moon. It's very beautiful, it's addictive, and I really enjoyed it," local resident Taisia Bochkareva shared.

The eclipse was reportedly best observed in Russia's Far East, Trans-Baikal region, as well as Northern and Eastern Siberia. In the European part of Russia, only the final, penumbra, phases of the eclipse were visible.

Russia: Vladivostok and Yakutsk residents witness total lunar eclipse01:58
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Vladivostok and Yakutsk residents were fortunate to see a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday, which turned a reddish-brown tinge this time.

The phenomenon is called the 'blood' moon. It occurs when the Earth blocks the direct rays of the sun, so that only the refracted rays passed through the Earth's atmosphere reaches the surface of the Moon, while rays of the red spectrum are reflected from it.

Residents of Yakutsk watched the eclipse in the city streets despite cold weather with temperatures around -25 degrees Celcius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit).

"Witnessed such a beautiful phenomenon as the 'blood' moon. It's very beautiful, it's addictive, and I really enjoyed it," local resident Taisia Bochkareva shared.

The eclipse was reportedly best observed in Russia's Far East, Trans-Baikal region, as well as Northern and Eastern Siberia. In the European part of Russia, only the final, penumbra, phases of the eclipse were visible.