2021 Lunar Eclipse: India’s stargazers are in for a treat as the year’s last lunar eclipse approaches. On November 19, a lunar eclipse will occur. It will be visible exclusively in northeastern India for a brief period of time.
It’ll be the year’s second and last lunar eclipse, and it’ll be a partial eclipse.
It will be a partial eclipse, and it has been termed the century’s longest. On Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:34 a.m. IST, the eclipse will begin and terminate at 05:33 p.m. IST, lasting 6 hours and 1 minute. In the twenty-first century, the Earth will witness a total of 228 lunar eclipses. According to NASA, an eclipse may occur no more than three times every year. When the Earth is caught between the Sun and the full moon, the Earth’s shadow falls over only a portion of the Moon’s visible surface. This results in a partial lunar eclipse.
The conclusion of the partial phase would be seen from the far north-eastern regions of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam shortly after the moonrise. This eclipse may also be visible in the United States, Northern Europe, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean region. On a full moon day, a lunar eclipse happens when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, and all three objects are aligned. When the Earth moves between the Sun and the Full Moon, but they are not perfectly aligned, a partial lunar eclipse occurs. Only a portion of the Moon’s visible surface moves into the Earth’s shadow.
In addition, Kartik Purnima will take place on November 19, like it did last year. Kartik Purnima is an auspicious festival. On this day, people bathe in the sacred river Ganga and worship Lord Vishnu.