Longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years: When to watch


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The program will begin immediately after 2 pm for East Coast observers

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The partial lunar eclipse will occur on Thursday night and early Friday.

The eclipse – which will cast a shadow about 97% of the Moon – will be one of the history books because of its unusually long duration. This will be the longest partial lunar eclipse”within a span of 1,000 years,


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Last time there was a partial lunar eclipse when it was close February 18, 1440,

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reason, Granthshala Weather said earlier this week, is that the Moon will be at its almost furthest point from Earth – or culmination – When the maximum point of the eclipse begins.

The Moon will pass through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow over 3 hours and 28 minutes, according to nasa,

Weather permitting, the event will be visible from any location where the Moon is visible above the horizon during the eclipse. The agency said that North and South America, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific regions will be able to glimpse at least part of the eclipse.

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For east coast observers, the partial eclipse begins shortly after 2 a.m., reaching its peak a few minutes after 4 p.m., with the Moon’s face largely covered. Shadow, the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow. At this point, there is only one swirl under the left “Beaver Moon” Will stay

On the west coast, it will start after 11 pm, covering a maximum after 1 pm

Although partial lunar eclipses may not be as spectacular, they do happen more often. No special glasses are required to see the lunar eclipse they are needed for solar eclipse,

However, skygazers should find a place away from the light pollution of the city.

This is the second lunar eclipse of 2021.

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