A very unique astronomical phenomenon will take place on the territory of Russia on the 1st August 2008.
The total eclipse with a width of about 250 km will cross the Western Siberia from the north to the south, then will cross the Altai Mountains and will go further to the difficult to access regions of China and Mongolia. The maximum eclipse will be at 10:21:08 UT, when the maximum time of the total phase will last just under 2:27 minutes in Nizhnevartovsk, 2:20 min in Novosibirsk and 2:14 min in the Altai region.
Weather conditions in Siberia at this time of the year are also favorable for eclipse observation.
And, what is most important, eclipse occurs in the cities, considered to be the main transportation hubs of Siberia: Novosibirsk and Barnaul, making the viewing this event absolutely accessible.
Be aware that the next total solar eclipses will occur in Northern America in 2017, in Europe – in 2026, and in Russia – in 2030, so do not miss your present opportunity!
The detailed information about the eclipse of the 1st Aug 2008, including the information about central eclipse path, it’s duration and solar angle, look at ECLIPSE
Average data for the last year it is situated in WEATHER
Possibly, for the first time in history travelers can rent all the needed equipment upon arrival. Choose your telescope at TELESCOPE
section and get off unneeded troubles.
For planning the eclipse trip (transportation, hotel booking etc), visit TOUR BOOKING
We also invite you to see the Frequently Asked Questions at F.A.Q.
section of our site.
Besides, here you will find some information about the astronomical life of Siberia and the astronomical places of interest of the region. Have a look at the write-side menu!