Partial Lunar Eclipse on 19th November 2021: Where will it be visible, how to see and many more

On November 19, the Moon will slip into Earth’s shadow and we can see a partial lunar eclipse and the last lunar eclipse of the year. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, but is not in a perfect line. A small part of the Moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow and we can see a red colored Moon.

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

Lunar Eclipse of November 19: Where will it be visible in India?

Weather permitting, a small part of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam will experience a partial eclipse, and people of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand may witness the last part of the eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse: Time of Eclipse

Start Time: 12:48 IST
End Time: 16:17 IST

At the time of maximum partial eclipse, at around 14:34 IST, 97% of the Moon will be covered by Earth’s shadow.

The duration of the partial eclipse is 3 hours 28 minutes and 24 seconds, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century and the longest in nearly 600 years. The last time such a long partial eclipse happened was on February 18, 1440 and the next time it will happen on February 8, 2669.

Lunar Eclipse: how to see?

If you are in the northeastern part of India, you can see the eclipse with the naked eye. No special equipment or binoculars are required. You can also watch the eclipse live stream on the Lowell Observatory’s YouTube channel and timeanddate.com

Map showing the visibility of the November 19 partial lunar eclipse. Darker areas indicate greater visibility. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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

Lunar Eclipse: one moon, many names

The full moon on November 19 is also known as the Frost Moon or Beaver Moon. The full moon in November earned this name because it is the time of the first snowfall and frost, and the beavers begin to build their dams or nets. This full moon is also celebrated as Loi Krathong festival in Thailand and Tzangdaing festival in Myanmar. In India, Kartik Purnima or Kartik Deepam festival is celebrated on 19 November.

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