Partial Lunar Eclipse will occur tomorrow on November 19th. it is the second partial Lunar eclipse of 2021.
Partial lunar eclipse happens when the earth moves between the sun and the moon but the three celestial bodies are not perfectly aligned. Hence the earth only shadows a part of the moon, and not the whole body.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had earlier mentioned that this century will experience a total of 228 lunar eclipses – with a maximum of three lunar eclipses per year.
The eclipse will not be visible in Pakistan. Sky gazers in Northeast India, North America, South America, eastern Asia, Australia and Pacific region will be able to sight it.
The first lunar eclipse of 2021 happed on May 26 when the super blood moon was viewed. The Nov 19 eclipse will be the second and the last lunar eclipse for this year.
The lunar eclipse, the last for this year, will be the longest since the 15th century. The last time an eclipse this long was sighted on Feb 18, 1440.
The duration of the eclipse will be three hours and 28 minutes and 24 seconds.