Lunar Eclipse November 2021: Know Date, Time, Where to watch in India; Longest Chandra Grahan of 21st century

Lunar Eclipse November 2021: Know Date, Time, Where to watch in India the second and last Chandra Grahan of 2021 that will happen on Kartik Purnima tithi. It will be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. 

Created On: Nov 12, 2021 13:22 ISTModified On: Nov 18, 2021 11:00 IST
Lunar Eclipse 2021 on November 19 (Beaver Moon), Image: AFP
Lunar Eclipse 2021 on November 19 (Beaver Moon), Image: AFP

Lunar Eclipse 2021: The second and last lunar eclipse in 2021 will take place on November 19, 2021 which will be visible from extreme northeastern states such as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The lunar eclipse on November 19 will be a partial yet the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The first and total lunar eclipse of 2021 dubbed as the Super Blood Moon took place on May 26.

The longest partial lunar eclipse on November 19 is taking place after 580 years. Last, such a long lunar eclipse happened on February 18, 1440. Next, such a lunar eclipse is expected to occur on February 8, 2669.

Also read: Lunar Eclipse 2021: What is Blood Moon, when it will occur; All you need to know!

Lunar Eclipse 2021 in India: Date and Time

The partial lunar eclipse in India will occur on November 19, 202. The partial phase of the lunar eclipse will last for a total of 6 hours and 1 minute. It will start at around 11.30 am IST and end at 5.33 pm IST. As per the Hindu calendar, November 19 will also mark Kartik Purnima.

Lunar Eclipse 2021: Where to watch in India

The ending of the partial lunar eclipse will be visible from extreme northeastern states in India such as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The total lunar eclipse also known as Beaver Moon will be visible from the US, Northern Europe, Australia, East Asia, and the Pacific Ocean region from 1.02 am EST to 6.03 am EST.

People can watch the live stream of the eclipse event on NASA's live stream.

When is the lunar eclipse 2022 in India?

The next lunar eclipse in India will occur on November 8, 2022. It will be a total lunar eclipse.

What is partial lunar eclipse?

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a part of the Moon comes under Earth's umbral shadow. In other words, a partial lunar eclipse is when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon but the three celestial bodies do not align in a straight line. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon in an alignment on a full moon day.

In the 21st century, the Earth will be witnessing a total of 228 lunar eclipses. As per the US space agency NASA, only a maximum of three lunar eclipses can occur in a year.

List of Eclipse in 2021 in India

In 2021, India will witness four eclipses (two lunar and two solar eclipses).

Lunar Eclipse in 2021 India

May 26, 2021: Total Lunar Eclipse

November 19, 2021: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse in 2021 India

June 10, 2021: Annual Solar Eclipse

December 4, 2021: Total Solar Eclipse

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