New Delhi: The last lunar eclipse of this year will be visible on November 19. This will be a partial lunar eclipse. Scientists say that it will be visible in 50 states of America. Such a long lunar eclipse is happening after 580 years. The last time such a long partial eclipse took place was on February 18, 1440. Scientists from all over the world are ready to capture the longest lunar eclipse after 580 years. According to NASA, this partial lunar eclipse will be 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds long. The longest partial lunar eclipse after 580 years will be visible in North America, South America, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
In India, a small part of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam will be able to see this partial lunar eclipse. Apart from this, the people of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand will be able to see the last part of the lunar eclipse. The final part of a lunar eclipse is visible when the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth come in an imperfect line. During this time the Moon passes through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow. Astronomers from all over the world are also going to keep an eye on this incident.
Debiprasad Duari, Director of Research and Academics at MP Birla Planetarium, said that rare developments would be visible from some areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. He told that the partial lunar eclipse will start at 12.48 pm and will end at 4.17 pm. Duari said the duration of the eclipse would be three hours 28 minutes 24 seconds, which would be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. He said that the partial eclipse will be visible in its last moments just after the moonrise in some areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam very close to the eastern horizon.
He said that the last time such a long partial lunar eclipse happened was on February 18, 1440, and the next time a similar event would be seen was on February 8 in the year 2669. The maximum partial eclipse will be visible at 2.34 pm when 97 percent of the Moon will be covered by Earth’s shadow. Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible in North America, South America, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific region. Duari said that the shadow eclipse will start at 11.32 am and will end at 5.33 pm.
A shadow eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are imperfectly aligned. He said that the eclipse will be visible from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha, but it will be visible from these places only for some time. Duari said that as a partial eclipse, a shadow eclipse is not spectacular and dramatic and sometimes it goes unnoticed.