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Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century Will Take Place on November 19: How to Watch

Astronomy and eclipse enthusiasts, you will get to see the longest lunar eclipse on November 19 (Karthik Purnima). Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow on the Moon’s surface forming a total lunar eclipse that will be at its peak at 1.30 pm IST.

NASA said that Earth will hide 97% of the full moon from the Sun and during this breathtaking event, the moon will appear red. This phenomenon will be visible in some parts of India. People can only see Lunar eclipses when the moon is above the horizon and this is possible in northeastern states of India like Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The northeastern community will be able to see the lunar eclipse easily.

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People living in North America will be able to witness the beautiful event. All 50 US states and Mexico can enjoy the view. The eclipse will also be clear in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean region, Northern Europe. NASA stated that the eclipse will be visible for 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds that is the longest eclipse in this century from 2001 to 2100. NASA calculated that the Earthers will see a total of 228 lunar eclipses in this century.

People in other parts of India can watch the live streaming of the eclipse here:

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You can set a reminder for the same. The next lunar eclipse will be on May 16, 2022. Usually, the Moon shines because of the sun’s reflection. But during a lunar eclipse, the three celestial bodies (Moon, Sun, Earth) come in a straight line. The Earth blocks the sun rays to reach the moon and it feels like the Earth has hidden the moon. In a 100% lunar eclipse, the Moon is covered by the Earth forming a cone-shaped shadow called the umbra.

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Blue moon, Red moon, White moon, all sorts of this celestial body’s view amuses us. So, will you be able to watch the lunar eclipse from your town or will a live stream have to suffice? However, don’t forget to witness this unique event that doesn’t happen quite often.

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