Solar and lunar eclipses expected this month

Baku: Konul Kamilgizi; Solar and lunar eclipses will occur this month. Deputy Director of Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory named after Nasraddin Tusi of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Khidir Mikayilov told APA that the first lunar eclipse of this year will occur tomorrow.

He said that the process will last for 3 hours and 35 minutes: “Lunar eclipse will start at 10:58 Baku time and end at 14:33. The eclipse will be observed in Australia, Pacific Ocean and America.”

Mikayilov said the first solar eclipse next year will be recorded on April 29.

It will be viewed in Australia, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. “The first solar eclipse will start at 8:54 Baku time and end at 13:14. It won’t be visible in Azerbaijan,” he said.

The second solar and lunar eclipses will occur in October.

The second lunar eclipse will be observed on October 8 and last for 3 hours and 29 minutes. The lunar eclipse will be observed in Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean and America, will start at 14:15 and end at 17:34.

The second solar eclipse on October 24 will start at 00:40 Baku time and end at 04:52. This eclipse will be observed in North America and about 10 regions of Russia.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY