November 19: Get ready for the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years


Astrologers can enjoy a partial lunar eclipse on November 19, which will also be the last lunar eclipse of the year. The last time such a prolonged partial eclipse occurred on February 18, 1440, and the next time it will happen on February 8, 2669.

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, but not in an exact line. A small part of the Moon is covered by the shadow of the Earth, and we see a reddish Moon. It is also called the frosty moon or beaver moon. The full moon in November deserves its name because it is the time of the first snowfall and frost, and beavers begin to build their dams or traps.

A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from North America, South America, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

In India, a small part of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam will experience a partial eclipse, and residents of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand can see the final part of a penumbral eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon, Sun, and Earth are imperfectly aligned and the Moon moves through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow called penumbra.

Dr. Debiprosad Duari, Director of Research and Research at the MP Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, explains: “The partial eclipse will begin at around 12:48 pm IST and end at 4:17 pm IST. Thus, the duration of the partial eclipse will be 3 hours 28 minutes 24 seconds, making it the longest eclipse in the 21st century and the longest in almost 600 years. “

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“The penumbral eclipse preceding and following a dark partial eclipse will begin at around 11:32 am IST and end at 5:33 pm IST. During the maximum partial eclipse at about 14:34 IST, 97% of the Moon will be shadowed, and the Moon may appear blood red in color, which happens when the red portion of sunlight passes through the Earth. the atmosphere deviates least of all and falls on the moon, giving it a reddish tint.

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on May 16, 2022, but it will not be visible from India. On November 8, 2022, a total lunar eclipse will occur in India.


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