Earth is on a date with the longest partial lunar eclipse during this century.. These are details of the areas in which it will be visible

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Earth is on a date with the longest partial lunar eclipse during this century.. These are details of the areas in which it will be visible

Weather of Arabia - The American space agency "NASA" announced that the world will witness a special partial eclipse of the moon on the night of November 18-19, and it will be the longest during the 21st century , as it will last for 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, during which 97% of the moon will appear in color. the Red.

 

The second eclipse this year and the longest this century

May 2021 witnessed a total lunar eclipse, so this month’s (November) eclipse will be the second lunar eclipse this year , and most eclipse events last less than two hours, and therefore this month’s eclipse, which will last 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, will outperform other eclipse events much.

 

Eclipse events this century and the longest total eclipse

There will be 228 lunar eclipses this century (between 2001 and 2100), with two eclipses occurring in most years, while some years will witness three or four eclipse events, and the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurred in 2018, which lasted for an hour and 42 minutes and 57 seconds.

 

The difference between a total and partial lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon and casts its shadow on the moon. A total eclipse differs from a partial in that the Earth’s shadow covers the entire moon in a total eclipse when the Earth passes between the moon and the sun, and a partial lunar eclipse occurs when the moon does not pass completely in the Earth’s shadow.

 

Areas where the eclipse will be visible

According to NASA, if weather conditions permit, “a vast area of the planet” will be able to see the eclipse, including North and South America, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific region, and it can occur earlier or later, depending on the time scale of each. Area.

 

A partial lunar eclipse may not be quite as spectacular as a total lunar eclipse, but it's still a great opportunity to watch the motion and changes in our solar system happen right in front of our eyes, and NASA will have a live lunar eclipse broadcast, which can be watched here.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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