Lunar Eclipse India 2021 Like last year, there is a partial lunar eclipse on Kartik Purnima. It is an auspicious day where devotees take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges and worship Lord Vishnu. The next lunar eclipse visible from India will be in November 2022.
New Delhi, Agencies. Chandra Grahan 2021: The last lunar eclipse of the year 2021 will be seen in many parts of the country on Friday, November 19. The longest lunar eclipse will be visible in many countries of the world including India. This last lunar eclipse of 2021 is being said to be the longest lunar eclipse after 580 years. This will be a partial lunar eclipse and the longest lunar eclipse since the 15th century. Astronomers believe that the lunar eclipse on November 19 will be longer due to the greater distance of the Moon from the Earth, behind such a long lunar eclipse.
Timing of lunar eclipse 2021 in India
According to the date of the Hindu calendar, the partial lunar eclipse will start from 12.48 pm on the Shukla Paksha (November 19) of Kartik Purnima and will last till 4:17 pm. The maximum partial lunar eclipse will be visible at 2.34 pm as 97 per cent of the Moon will be covered by Earth’s shadow. This lunar eclipse will be visible for some time in Imphal and adjoining areas of Manipur in India. The eclipse will also be visible in the areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.
Kartik Purnima 2021
Like last year, there is a partial lunar eclipse on Kartik Purnima. It is an auspicious day where devotees take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges and worship Lord Vishnu. The next lunar eclipse visible from India will be in November 2022.
There will be a total of 228 lunar eclipses on Earth in the 21st century. According to the US space agency NASA, a lunar eclipse can happen only a maximum of three times a year.
Partial lunar eclipse will also be visible from India including America, Australia and parts of Europe and Asia. According to timeanddate.com, this lunar eclipse will be mostly visible in many parts of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, but during this time the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space.