Partial Lunar Eclipse 2021: The Moon will slip into Earth’s shadow and we can see a partial lunar eclipse and the last lunar eclipse, also knows as Chandra Grahan 2021, of the year on November 19.
How does this phenomenon take place
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, but not in a perfect line. A small part of the moon gets covered by the Earth’s shadow and we can see a reddish Moon.
Where will it be visible
The partial lunar eclipse 2021 or Chandra Grahan 2021, will be visible from North America, South America, Eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Region.
Weather permitting, a small part of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam will experience the lunar eclipse 2021, and those from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand can see the end part of the eclipse.
Time of the eclipse
Start time: 12:48 pm
End time: 16:17 pm
The duration is 3 hours 28 minutes and 24 seconds, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century and the longest in almost the last 600 years.
Next to be visible in 2669
The last time such a lengthy partial eclipse was witnessed on February 18, 1440, and the next time a similar one will occur on February 8, 2669.
How to watch Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan 2021
In North-East part of India, it can be watched with a naked eye. No special equipment or binoculars are needed. The live stream of the eclipse can also been viewed on the YouTube channel of Lowell Observatory and timeanddate.com
The full Moon on November 19 is also called the frost moon or beaver moon. This full Moon is also celebrated as the Loi Krathong festival in Thailand and Tazaungdaing Festival in Myanmar. In India, Kartik Purnima or Karthika Deepam festival is celebrated on November 19.