lunar eclipse 2021: Lunar eclipse today on November 19: Timings, is it visible in India

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lunar eclipse 2021: Lunar eclipse today on November 19: Timings, is it visible in India

The last lunar eclipse of the year 2021 is over. It has been described as the longest partial lunar eclipse in the world in 580 years. This partial lunar eclipse in India started at 12:48 pm on Friday and ended at 4:17 pm in the evening. However, this partial lunar eclipse was visible only in some parts of India. Many beautiful pictures of this partial lunar eclipse lasting 3 hours 28 minutes and 24 seconds are coming from all over the world. Apart from India, this partial lunar eclipse was observed in West Africa, Western Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Pacific and Atlantic Sea. At its peak during the lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow covered up to 97 percent of the Moon. Due to this the sunlight stopped reaching the moon and it started appearing brown and red. It has been named as shadow lunar eclipse.

What is a shadow lunar eclipse? Why is sutak not used in India?

There are many types of lunar eclipse. For this, terms like penumbral lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse, total lunar eclipse, shadow lunar eclipse, blood moon and supermoon are used. At the beginning of any eclipse, the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow. When the Moon enters the actual shadow of the Earth, it is called a lunar eclipse. But, if the Moon goes out without entering the actual shadow of the Earth, then it is called a shadow lunar eclipse. In astrology, the shadow lunar eclipse has not been given the status of a lunar eclipse. This is the reason that this partial lunar eclipse was not observed in India and the doors of the temples were not closed. All religious rituals continued as before.

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(photo from Maryland, USA)

When does a partial lunar eclipse occur?

A partial lunar eclipse is a period when the Earth does not come completely between the Moon and the Sun. Because of this, the Earth is unable to cover the entire Moon. Some of the Earth’s shadow covers some part of the Moon. That’s why it is called a partial lunar eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse lasts only a few hours. There was a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019. Observatories from America to Australia had turned their telescopes towards the moon to see this rare sight in space. He also did a live webcast to see the supermoon. A partial lunar eclipse always begins with a partial lunar eclipse. The outer shadow of the Earth falls on the face of the Moon. It is very difficult to see it. All the lunar eclipses of this year will be penumbral eclipses or partial shadow lunar eclipses.

(photo from Latin American country Paraguay)

what is blood moon, why moon looks red

In fact, when the Moon is completely covered in the shadow of the Earth, it becomes dark but not completely dark. Instead it looks red in colour, hence a total lunar eclipse is also called a red or blood moon. Sunlight contains all the colors of visible light. As light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere, the blue light is filtered out while the red part passes through it. That’s why the sky looks blue and becomes red during sunrise and sunset. In the case of a lunar eclipse, the red light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and is diverted towards the Moon while the blue light remains out of it. This makes the moon appear completely red. It can also range from orange or red to brown in color.

(Photo: From Tokyo, the capital of Japan)

What is a supermoon? What is the meaning of super?

US space agency NASA said that Flower Moon will be closest to Earth in 2021 compared to other full moons. Due to which it will appear as the closest and largest Full Moon of the year. While circling the Earth, such a situation is created when the Moon is closest to the Earth i.e. has the shortest distance. During this time, its distance from the closest point in orbit is about 28,000 miles. This phenomenon is called a supermoon. As it approaches the Moon, it looks bigger and brighter in size. By the way, it is hard to tell the difference between a supermoon and a normal moon unless you look at pictures of both positions side by side.

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(Photo: Mexico City, the capital of Mexico)

What is a lunar eclipse?

Lunar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, in such a way that the sunlight reaching the moon stops and the shadow of the earth falls on the moon, this is called a lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipse has a lot of importance in Indian beliefs, as well as it is considered special in astronomy. According to Indian mythological beliefs, one should not watch the lunar eclipse, it is inauspicious to do so, whereas even immediately after the lunar eclipse, no work should be done. Although scientists do not believe so and enjoy this rare celestial event with their big telescope. According to NASA, Earth will witness 228 lunar eclipses in the 21st century. At the time of a total lunar eclipse, the moon turns red in color, then it is called a blood moon. This happens when the Earth comes completely between the Moon and the Sun, but some of the Sun’s light is falling on the Moon. According to NASA, how red the moon will look depends on the dust and clouds present in the Earth’s atmosphere.

(picture from New Zealand)

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