This year?s first of two complete eclipses of the Moon is due around midnight on May 5. The eclipse will come into view for nearly all parts of Russia save a few northwestern areas, said Sergei Smirnov, spokesman for Main astronomical observatory in Pulkovo near St. Petersburg.
The eclipse is expected to start at 23:52. It?s going to reach its top phase in half an hour and will be gone by 13:00 the following day. ?Those who really want to watch the show will watch it regardless of the festive mood due to holidays in May,? said he.
However, cloudy skies could throw cold water in. The phenomenon will be closely watched by a variety of prophets and witches who are thought to be capable of foretelling events and disasters for 2004 by examining the shades of orange, burgundy and red embellishing the Moon during the eclipse.
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