The longest lunar eclipse of this century will take place on November 19

Earth will pass Between Sun and Moon

Astronomers and amateur skywatchers will be able to see the longest lunar eclipse of this century this month. In two weeks from now, on November 19, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, creating a shadow on the Moon’s surface.

Nasa Information about this Eclipse

The near-total lunar eclipse will peak just after 1:30 p.m. IST when Earth will hide 97 percent of the full moon from the Sun’s rays, NASA said. During this spectacular celestial event, the moon will turn red. It will be visible in some parts of Pakistan & India.

Worldwide Best Areas where Lunar Eclipse Visible

Lunar eclipses are visible only in places where the Moon is above the horizon. Those in the northeastern states of India, including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, should be able to see the event. People in North America will be in the best position to witness the entire event.

All 50 US states and Mexico will be able to see it. It will also be visible in Australia, East Asia, Northern Europe, and the Pacific Ocean region.

Time Duration of this Lunar Report by NASA

NASA said the lunar eclipse will last 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds, which would be longer than any other eclipse in 100 years between 2001 and 2100. NASA said Earth will witness a total of 228 lunar eclipses in The 21st century. Mostly, there will be two lunar eclipses in a month, but there can also be three eclipses.

How This Process Happens

Normally, the face of the Moon is illuminated by sunlight reflecting off its surface. But during a lunar eclipse, the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth line up in a straight line. The Earth blocks sunlight from reaching the moon and therefore the lunar object appears to be eaten by the Earth.

During a total lunar eclipse, 100 percent of the Moon is obscured by Earth’s cone-shaped shadow, known as the umbra.

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