Saturday , January 22 2022

What will we observe in the air in 2018? – Space – Science


The most significant event is expected on the 27th of July night, when a full moon eclipse is seen throughout Latvia. Even in the afternoon of January 31, a partial part of the moon's eclipse will be observed for a few minutes before its end, but in the northern part of Latvia on August 11 there will be a very small partial solar eclipse

From the full moon eclipse that will be observed in Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean and North America on January 31, only a partial part will be observed in Latvia just before its end, for example, in Riga , Lleuad is jumping at noon. 16:51, but the partial period ends at noon. 17:11. In turn, this half-time period of the eclipse will expire at noon. 18:08.

The full moon eclipse will be visible between 27 and 28 July on Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Indian Ocean. It will be possible to observe this article in Latvia from the beginning, as part of the eclipse will begin at noon. 21:24, full time – at noon 22:30, but the peak season of the eclipse will be. 23:22. It should be considered, at the beginning of the partial phase of the eclipse, that the moon will be on the horizon and the air will be light, because, for example, in Riga, the moon flies. 21:36, but the sun will be at noon 21:46. In contrast, at the moment of the highest stage of the eclipse, the air will already be sufficiently cloudy and the moon will be high enough to notice.

A partial solar eclipse will see on August 11 in the Groenland, North Atlantic, North Europe, Russia and the Arctic Ocean. Although this eclipse will not be visible in Riga, it will be possible to observe this in a very small period in northern Kurzeme and Vidzeme. For example, in Rujiena, it will start at noon. 12:03 but ends at noon 12:32 The upper stage of the obsession (0,022) will be at Rūjiena at noon. 12:17

In 2018, all planets in the solar system will be visible. The Merkurs will be visible in mid-March with evenings, but in early January, the end of August and early September, as well as in the second half of December, it will be observed during hours; r morning. Venus will have a visibility period from the end of March to mid-July, but will be visible in the mornings from mid-November to the end of the year. Mars is seen as a visible red light starting from year to mid-May, in the mornings, from mid May to July – in the second half of the evening, in July and August – most of the night, but from September to the end of the year – in the first half of the night. Jiwper will be observed in the morning in February, in the second half of the night, in April and March – almost throughout the night, in June and July – in the first half of the night, in month August and September with the night, but around mid-December, the vision of the planet will begin again. Saturday morning, in the second half of April and in May in the second half of the night, will be held in June, throughout the night, from July to October in the first half of the night and at night. Uranium, which needs at least a small binoculars for observation, will be seen from January to late March with evenings, but from July to the end of the year – practically through the night. Neptune observation needs a small telescope, but the best visibility period of this planet will be in the autumn.

In 2018, there are usually three most active meteor shower streams – Quadrantheids, Perseids and Geminiids. The maximum of their activities is expected on the January 3 evening, August 13 th, and on the 14th of December.

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