Longest Lunar Eclipse | Talk of The Day:
Skywatchers, Astronomers, and the People on Earth will get to see the longest lunar eclipse of this (21st) Century this month. On Friday, November 19, Earth will pass between the Sun and Moon, making a shadow on the Moon’s surface. The close all-out lunar eclipse will top soon after 1:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time when the Earth will conceal 97% of the full moon from the Sun’s beams and rays, said NASA. During this shocking and astonishing event, the moon will get a red tone. It will be noticeable in certain parts of Pakistan.
This will be the last Lunar Eclipse of the year 2021 and the longest lunar eclipse between years 2001 and 2100.
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Lunar Eclipse mostly is noticeable just in places where the Moon is over the skyline. Those in the northeastern provinces of Pakistan, including Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, ought to have the option to see the occasion. Individuals in North America will be best positioned to observe and see the whole event with the naked eye. Each of the 50 US states and Mexico will actually want to see it. It will likewise be apparent in Australia, East Asia, Northern Europe, and the Pacific Ocean locale.
NASA said the longest lunar eclipse will last for 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds, which would be longer than some other eclipses in 100 years somewhere in the range of 2001 and 2100. NASA said that Earth will observe an aggregate of 228 lunar eclipses in the 21st century. Generally, there will be two lunar eclipses in a month, however, there can likewise be three eclipses as well.
Watch Live | The Longest Lunar Eclipse of The 21’st Century
The live stream will be visible on November 18 and 19 2021, Thursday and Friday.
People would be able to watch the Longest Lunar Eclipse Ever of 21’st Century Live.
Just in case you can’t get out of the house because of the cold, Watch NASA’s live stream here.
What is This Phenomena of (Longest) Lunar Eclipse After All:
Eventually, the Moon’s face is illuminated by sunlight reflecting off its surface. But during a lunar eclipse, the Moon, Sun, and Earth align in a straight line. The Earth blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon and thus, the lunar object appears eaten from Earth. During a total lunar eclipse, 100 percent of the Moon is obscured by the Earth’s cone-shaped shadow, known as the umbra.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon comes into the Earth’s shadow and Earth’s shadow makes the Moon dull, colorless, and blackish or reddish sometimes referred to as “Blood Moon“. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon come in a very close alignment with Earth between the other two, and this can only happen on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.
A totally eclipsed Moon is sometimes called a blood moon for its reddish color, which is caused by Earth completely blocking direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of bluer light.
Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of Earth. A total lunar eclipse can last up to nearly 2 hours, while a total solar eclipse lasts only up to a few minutes at any given place, because the Moon’s shadow is smaller. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full Moon.
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