Lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 will be the longest one in 1,000 years

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Lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 will be the longest one in 1,000 years
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  • The world will see the second lunar eclipse of the year on November 19, 2021.
  • This lunar eclipse will be similar to the latest one that happened on May 26, 2021.
  • November 19, 2021 lunar eclipse will be the longest partial lunar eclipse in the last 580 years and will be the longest one in 1,000 years.
A lunar eclipse happens when the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, and casts a shadow on the latter for a brief period of time.

The total duration of this partial eclipse will be 3 hours 28 minutes and 24 seconds. Such a long duration will make this the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century as one of its length did not happen in the last 1,000 years. This eclipse will also be the longest partial lunar eclipse in the last 580 years. Such a long partial lunar eclipse happened on February 18, 1440.

The next lunar eclipse this long is likely on February 8, 2669.

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The longest lunar eclipse in 1,000 years

Lunar eclipses always happen on a full moon day. The full moon on November 19 is described as a beaver moon or frost moon and the full moon day in November is known as Karthik Purnima in India, which is a special event for the Hindus.

The lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 will start at 12:48 IST and will end at 16:17 IST. This eclipse will peak at around 14:34 IST and around this time, the earth’s shadow will cover about 97% of the moon.

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Where the eclipse will be visible

The best place to watch the entire episode of the beaver eclipse on November 19, 2021 is North America.

The other places from where this eclipse will be visible include the many regions in Asia and a few parts in Europe and West Africa.

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In India, the eclipse can be seen in naked eyes from the northeast part of the country. A small segment of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh can watch the eclipse and from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, only the final phase of the eclipse can be seen. This eclipse will not be visible from other parts of India.

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