The longest partial lunar eclipse in centuries comes with a full moon

Coinciding with the full moon, on November 19, our satellite will be so close to the Sun in the sky that it will pass through the southern part of the Earth’s shadow for a near-total lunar eclipse.

Visible to observers in North America, the Pacific Ocean, and far eastern Asia, it will also be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, lasting just over 6 hours, and passing through the darkest part. Earth’s shadow will last approximately 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, reports Space.com.

The partial shadow of the Earth will begin to fall on the upper left of the Moon at 06.02 UTC, but the slight darkening of the Moon will not be noticed until the full shadow of the Earth begins to fall on the upper part of the Moon. at 7.18 UTC. The arc of the round Earth’s shadow will extend across the Moon until the peak of the eclipse at 9.02 UTC when more than 97% of the Moon will be in full shadow and only a small strip on the left side of the Moon will shine in Earth’s partial shadow, NASA reports.

After the peak of the eclipse, the full shadow of the Earth will gradually move from the Moon to the lower right, emerging completely from the full shadow at 10:47 UTC. After this, the brightness of the Moon as it leaves the partial shadow of the Earth will be difficult to notice, especially since the morning twilight will begin at 10.54 UTC. The Moon will emerge completely from Earth’s partial shadow at 12:03.

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