Reported By:| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: DNA webdesk |Updated: Nov 07, 2021, 02:48 PM IST
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the space agency of the US, has recently announced that the Earth is about to witness the longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century in a few weeks. As per NASA, we will witness this lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021.
The US space agency said that the lunar eclipse will have great visibility in the North American region and is expected to last up to 3 hours and 28 minutes, making it the longest partial lunar eclipse expected in the 21st century, as per the scientists.
During this lunar eclipse, around 97 percent of the moon will appear red to the human eyes, making it a picturesque view for the general public. NASA stated that the eclipse will peak at 4 AM ET (1:30 pm Saturday, Indian Standard Time (IST).
In an official release, NASA wrote, “A partial lunar eclipse is on the way, taking place overnight on November 18th and 19th, when the Moon slips into Earth’s shadow for a couple of hours. Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from any location where the Moon appears above the horizon during the eclipse. Depending on your time zone, it’ll occur earlier or later in the evening for you.”
The space agency further communicated that a huge portion of the world will be able to witness this unique and mesmerizing eclipse on November 19. The eclipse will be visible from North and South America, Eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Region, though the timings will differ.
In case one is not able to go out and witness the eclipse in person, NASA will be live streaming the event on its social media handles, where it will be clearly visible.
The space agency further said that the partial lunar eclipse will also be accompanied by another celestial event called the frost moon. The frost moon is the last full moon of autumn. The phenomenon got its name from the Native American tribes.