Rus News Journal

On Easter island have lifted flags of Russia, Irkutsk and Shelekhov

The day before yesterday, on July, 7th, * Irkutsk astronomers have landed on Easter island. We will remind, employees of Institute it is solar - the terrestrial physics of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branches of the Russian Academy of Science) have gone on this island in Pacific ocean to observe a full solar eclipse which will occur on July, 11th. In Irkutsk this time it it will be visible not absolutely.

- at Night we checked and adjusted devices, and flags of Russia, Irkutsk and Shelekhov on July, 8th have been lifted, - the participant of expedition to Easter island Dmitry Semenov informs.
Expedition of Irkutsk astrophysicists has already accustomed. However to have a rest it there is no time.

- It is planned a lot of work - there will be last training of shootings of a solar eclipse under the Moon, - the head of expedition of astrophysicists Sergey Jazev tells. - Just brightness at the Moon is expected, as at the Sun at the moment of a full solar eclipse.

Telescopes have established in a hotel court yard. Local residents come to look at Russian, as on strange devices which do not sleep at the nights. Except expedition of the Russian astrophysicists, other scientists on island is not present.

- We waited what to observe of a solar eclipse there will arrive many interested persons, but yet have not met any. To time before event remains a little, and couple of days on equipment installation is necessary to astronomers at least, - Sergey Jazev speaks.

Weather on island good - temperature +18. +21. Astronomers hope that at the moment of a rain eclipse will not be.

* on Easter island from - for differences of time zones was still on July, 6th.