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Partial Eclipse of the Moon on 19 November

Geography12 Nov 2021| A-AA+

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A partial eclipse of the Moon will occur on 19 November, 2021 (28 Kartika, 1943 Saka Era).

  • From India, just after moonrise, ending of partial phase of the eclipse will be visible for a very short span of time from extreme north eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
  • According to IMD sources, the Eclipse will be visible in the region covering western Africa, western Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
  • The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 12h 48m IST. The partial phase will end at 16h 17 m IST.
  • The next lunar eclipse will be visible from India on 8 November, 2022. It will be a total lunar eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse
  • Lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon and when all the three objects are aligned.
  • A total lunar eclipse will occur when the whole Moon comes under the umbral shadow of the Earth and the partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a part of the Moon comes under the umbral shadow of the Earth.
Source: The Hindu, PIB