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Algerians follow two rare astronomical phenomena in one night

Like some inhabitants of half of the Earth, the Algerians followed, in the early hours of Monday morning, two rare astronomical phenomena, when the moon became a full and completely waned for a few hours, according to the Astronomical Society – El Bouzdjani.

This eclipse is the first of its kind this year, knowing that it has not been seen in Algeria since 2019, but the timing of its occurrence allowed the follow-up of most of its stages, especially in the western and southern provinces without the need for telescopes or special glasses given that it doesn’t represent any danger to the eye as is the case with a solar eclipse .

The eclipse began in West Asia at two o’clock in the morning and 32 minutes, local time in Algeria, with the moon entering the semi-shadow of the Earth, a stage that cannot be observed with the naked eye, and continued its journey towards Australia, Africa and Europe to end in the South American continent, where the moon entered the shadow of the Earth at 3 o’clock and 28 minutes, as the eastern side of it appears to be decreasing gradually, which is called the partial eclipse, and it is the stage that the observers enjoyed after the moon is at its highest height in the sky.

The total phase of the eclipse began when all the moon entered the shadow of the Earth at 4:29 minutes to turn pale red, and this total phase lasted about an hour and 24 minutes.

The eclipse reached its climax at 5:12 a.m., so that the moon began to gradually emerge from the Earth’s shadow at 5:04 a.m., and this phase ended at 6:55 a.m., as the moon gradually regained its brightness. The last phase of the eclipse extended by the moon crossing the semi-shadow of the Earth, until the eclipse ended completely at 7:51.

It is worth noting that at dawn on Monday, those interested in astronomical phenomena were able to follow the alignment of 4 planets: Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, in one apparent straightness on the eastern horizon, where they will appear in the sky as bright points before sunrise.

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