Astronomical event: the second lunar eclipse of the year and the longest lunar eclipse of the century on November 19


Amar Ujala Research Desk, Washington

Published by: Kuldeep Singh |
Updated on Sun, Nov 7, 2021 05:39 AM M. IST

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On November 19, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, the eclipse will be at its peak after 1.30 pm. During this time, the earth will cover the entire moon from the sun’s rays. According to astronomers, during this time the color of the moon will be red, which can also be seen in India.

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The US space agency NASA has said that the longest lunar eclipse of the century will take place on Friday, November 19 (Karthik Purnima). On this occasion, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, the eclipse will be at its peak after 1:30 p.m.

The moon will shine bright in the longest lunar eclipse of the century
During this time, the earth will cover the entire moon from the sun’s rays. According to astronomers, during this time the color of the moon will be red, which can also be seen in India. Before this, there was a lunar eclipse on May 26. Great preparations have been made in many constellations of the country regarding the sighting of the lunar eclipse.

Why the lunar eclipse of a century?
NASA scientists and astronomers say the longest lunar eclipse of the century will be three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. According to scientists, between 2001 and 2021, such an event will occur for the first time. According to NASA, Earth will witness 228 lunar eclipses in the 21st century. You can also see two and three lunar eclipses in a month.

The moon will be visible in Assam and Arunachal
According to scientists, the moon will be visible in the same places where it will be on the horizon. People from the northeastern states of India, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh will be able to see this heavenly event. Similarly, the people of North America will also witness the longest eclipse of the century. People from Mexico, Australia, East Asia, and Northern Europe will also witness the lunar eclipse.

Four eclipses this year
This year there will be two lunar eclipses, of which a lunar eclipse occurred on May 26. This month is the second and last lunar eclipse of the year. There are a total of four eclipses in this year, including two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses. The last solar eclipse of the year will occur on December 4 of next month.

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The US space agency NASA has said that the longest lunar eclipse of the century will take place on Friday, November 19 (Karthik Purnima). On this occasion, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, the eclipse will be at its peak after 1:30 p.m.

The moon will shine bright in the longest lunar eclipse of the century

During this time, the earth will cover the entire moon from the sun’s rays. According to astronomers, during this time the color of the moon will be red, which can also be seen in India. Before this, there was a lunar eclipse on May 26. Great preparations have been made in many constellations of the country regarding the sighting of the lunar eclipse.

Why the lunar eclipse of a century?

NASA scientists and astronomers say the longest lunar eclipse of the century will be three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. According to scientists, between 2001 and 2021, such an event will occur for the first time. According to NASA, Earth will witness 228 lunar eclipses in the 21st century. You can also see two and three lunar eclipses in a month.

The moon will be visible in Assam and Arunachal

According to scientists, the moon will be visible in the same places where it will be on the horizon. People from the northeastern states of India, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh will be able to see this heavenly event. Similarly, the people of North America will also witness the longest eclipse of the century. People from Mexico, Australia, East Asia, and Northern Europe will also witness the lunar eclipse.

Four eclipses this year

This year there will be two lunar eclipses, of which a lunar eclipse occurred on May 26. This month is the second and last lunar eclipse of the year. There are a total of four eclipses in this year, including two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses. The last solar eclipse of the year will occur on December 4 of next month.


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