Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century will happen on 19th Nov; know how to watch frost moon

India’s north-eastern states may witness the longest lunar eclipse of this century, which may last up to 3 hours and 28 minutes.

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As per the prediction by the National Astronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the world would witness the longest partial lunar eclipse on November 19. The frost moon would coincide with Purnima of Kartik month. 

To create the longest lunar eclipse, the planet would pass between the sun and the moon. According to the space agency, the eclipse would be at its peak at around 1:30 pm IST, when the earth would hide 97 percent of the full moon. This spectacular celestial event would be visible from some parts of our country and during this moon will acquire a reddish hue.

NASA predicts that the lunar eclipse would last up to 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. The eclipse will also be visible from South America, Eastern Asia, the Pacific region, Australia and some of the Indian states, including northeastern states Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

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NASA wrote on olarsystem.nasa.gov, “A partial lunar eclipse is on the way, taking place overnight on November 18th and 19th, when the Moon slips into Earth's shadow for a couple of hours. Weather permitting, the eclipse will be visible from any location where the Moon appears above the horizon during the eclipse. Depending on your time zone, it'll occur earlier or later in the evening for you”. 

“Now that's a huge swath of the planet that'll be able to see at least part of the eclipse, including North and South America, Eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Region. So check the timing of its visibility for your area,” the agency wrote. 

People who want to witness the celestial event might watch the live stream of the event below: 

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The eclipse will take place on November 18 and 19 and people across the world will be able to catch a glimpse at different times, depending on their time zones. But the night gazers on the east coast of the US will be able to get the best view from 2-4 AM ET, NASA informed adding, besides this eclipse, there will be 20 total, partial and penumbral eclipses between 2021 and 2030.