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Lunar Eclipse 2021 Updates: All you need to know

By Anuj Cariappa
Google Oneindia News

New Delhi, Nov 19: The longest partial lunar eclipse of the century was visible in India and across the world. The eclipse involved the Earth's shadow covering about 97 percent of the full Moon.

The eclipse was visible between 6.02 and 12.30 UTC (11.30 am to 5.33 pm IST). This occurrence takes place when the Sun, Earth and Moon will come into alignment forming a partial lunar eclipse.

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8:54 PM, 19 Nov
The Total Solar Eclipse will start at one location and will end at another.
5:15 PM, 19 Nov
A view of partial lunar eclipse
3:53 PM, 19 Nov
photo taken from Christchurch
3:23 PM, 19 Nov
A lovely lunar photo of the nearly total Lunar Eclipse.
2:02 PM, 19 Nov
What else can I see tonight?
During the eclipse, the Moon moves through the western part of the constellation Taurus. The Pleiades star cluster is to the upper right, and the Hyades cluster ― including the bright star Aldebaran, eye of the bull ― is in the lower left. Here are some more skywatching tips for the month of November.
2:01 PM, 19 Nov
Is this the longest lunar eclipse of the century?
Kind of. It’s actually the longest partial lunar eclipse in a millennium, clocking in at 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. There hasn’t been a longer partial lunar eclipse since February 18, 1440 (3 hours, 28 minutes, 46 seconds) and it will remain the longest partial lunar eclipse for 648 years until February 8, 2669 (3 hours, 30 minutes, and 2 seconds). There will be a longertotal lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022.
1:21 PM, 19 Nov
Mantra of the day
Om namah shivaya*108
1:20 PM, 19 Nov
What are the effect of the Eclipse?
Colder winter, Some earthquake and fire incidents, Trouble in border states that see the eclipse and Emotional upheaval.
12:07 PM, 19 Nov
How To Watch The Eclipse?
One can also watch the live stream on the YouTube channel of Lowell Observatory
12:04 PM, 19 Nov
Date and Time
“The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 12.48 p.m. and will end at 4.17 p.m.,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum partial eclipse would occur at around 2:34 pm when 97 per cent of the Moon will be covered by the Earth's shadow.
1:07 AM, 19 Nov
The Partial lunar eclipse will take place on Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Night) of Kartik, Shukla Paksha (November 19).
10:03 PM, 18 Nov
Eclipses are one of the spectacular events you can witness in your life time and therefore don’t miss the opportunity due to superstitions
8:39 PM, 18 Nov
Eclipses have always fascinated people from an earlier period. It may be just the shadow of the moon on earth but it is a remarkable experience to witness it.
8:31 PM, 18 Nov
The occurrence of eclipse is mentioned in Samudra Manthan – the churning of ocean by the Gods and the asuras. It occurred when the Gods and the Asuras wanted to be immortal by consuming nectar that is available under the sea, the sea had to be churned. Since neither of them had the power they came together to churn the sea.
8:17 PM, 18 Nov
In Mahabharata’s Kurukshetra war, there are references of two eclipses Solar and Lunar that occurred within a gap of 13 days between each other - solar followed by lunar. One may find it unique but the fact is not. There are evidences that such event occurs every 800 years i.e Solar and Lunar eclipse succeeding each other within days.
8:03 PM, 18 Nov
Eclipses have been a source of anxiety for people everywhere and have even scared them.
7:25 PM, 18 Nov
According to scientists, it is perfectly safe to watch lunar eclipse with naked eye unlike solar eclipse.
6:22 PM, 18 Nov
During Lunar Eclipse Sutak is observed for 3 Prahars before Eclipse.
5:47 PM, 18 Nov
From India, only Penumbral eclipse would be visible which has no significance in Vedic astrology. Hence none of the precautions and rituals followed during Chandra Grahan are applicable for most people residing in Indian cities
5:23 PM, 18 Nov
Unless Lunar Eclipse is visible to the naked eye, it is of no significance to Hindus and Hindus don't consider it for any religious activities, according to Drik Panchang.
4:49 PM, 18 Nov
The last time there was such a long lunar eclipse was on November 9 2003. It spanned for six hours and three minutes. However it was a full and not a partial lunar eclipse.
2:36 PM, 18 Nov
Some of this heavily filtered morning and evening light hits the lunar surface during the lunar eclipse. "The eclipsed Moon is dimly illuminated by red-orange light left over from all of the sunsets and sunrises occurring around the world at that time. The more dust or clouds in Earth's atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon will appear," the NASA added.
2:36 PM, 18 Nov
In air, colors at the blue and violet end of the rainbow scatter more widely than colors like red and orange. Widely scattered blue light tints the sky when the Sun is overhead on clear days. Redder light travels a straighter path through the air; we only see it scattered throughout the sky around sunrise and sunset, when sunlight has traveled through a thick slice of Earth's atmosphere before reaching our eyes," as per the NASA.
2:36 PM, 18 Nov
Why does Moon turn red?
One question that comes to people's mind is why does the Moon turn during a lunar eclipse. The face of the moon turns a shade of red during a lunar eclipse when some light hits the lunar surface passing through the Earth's atmosphere, giving a rosy glow to the Moon. It is for the same reason why the sky looks blue during the day and the Moon turns red during the sunsets. "Sunlight bends and scatters as it passes through Earth's atmosphere.
1:13 PM, 18 Nov
Known as an apogean full moon, this miniature-sized moon takes much more time to travel the Earth’s shadow than one closer to our orbit. This small size combined with the reddish glow gives it the title of a ‘Blood Micro Moon’.
1:13 PM, 18 Nov
The Beaver Moon lunar eclipse will be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years — and it will likely look just as spectacular as the dramatic "Super Flower Blood Moon" back in May. It's technically categorized as a "partial" eclipse, but the moon will look similar to how it would during a "total" eclipse — reddish, coppery hues and all — because more than 97% of it will be covered up by the Earth's shadow.
1:13 PM, 18 Nov
Why the name 'Beaver'?
The eclipse falls around the same time when hunters would set traps for beavers, according to Butler University's Holcomb Observatory.
1:10 PM, 18 Nov
On the morning of Friday, November 19, the full Beaver Moon will take place in a 97%-total lunar eclipse, according to NASA, meaning that nearly all of the moon’s surface will be shrouded in the Earth’s shadow.
1:07 PM, 18 Nov
Is it auspicious to watch one?
Some religious entities suggest that you should have a bath with cold water after a lunar eclipse. The entities also say that food should be avoided at this time. Not only is the body under threat from negative energy, but so is the food. Further the myths also state that one must not sleep during the lunar eclipse. Avoid sitting on an animal it is also said.
12:21 PM, 18 Nov
According to astrology, this lunar eclipse will take place on the zodiac sign of Taurus. It is advised to the people, belonging to the respective zodiac sign, to pay special attention to their finance and health conditions.

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