I've been waiting for this moment a while now.
There will be a
97% lunar eclipse on 19.11.2021. This will be the longest
97% eclipse in this century
for Europe and for our American members, it's going to be the longest in almost 600 years, with 97% coverage.
Why is this one so special?
This eclipse will be the longest in centuries, because it will happen while the moon is around it's apogee. That's the farthest point from Earth,
thus, it takes a longer distance to travel through the Earths shadow, as it circles Earth.
Why is it going to be red?
(CCASA 4.0 licensed, by Sanu
As the Earth blocks the sunlight, some of it goes through the atmosphere and get's refracted by mostly oxygen and nitrogen. These two elements will
scatter shorter wavelengths like blue or violet, as colors like red orange and yellow punch through and still reach the moon, bathing it in these
Where and when to observe
These are the regions where it will be visible, while North Americans get the best time and view, there are other places where it will be visible. .
For Europe, it will happen in daylight, for Asia it will happen after noon, also in daylight. Huge parts of Africa and the Middle East will not be
able to witness.
Source of picture: NASA
North & South America - 2:20 am to 5:50 am (Eastern Time) 4am is the peak.
West Europe - 8:20am to 11:50 am (UTC+2)
India - 11:30am to 5:30pm (IST)
This is something to witness, as you only get this chance now. That is, if you're not born this year and or get to live at least 79 years from this
point in time, you aint going to catch the next one of this kind. I will never forget the complete solar eclipse I witnessed, when I was young.
Add: Damn it's in the wrong forum.
Add: Thank you Ahabstar for moving
edit on 18.11.2021 by ThatDamnDuckAgain because: (no reason given)