Lunar Eclipse: Check the date, timings, and other details for the last 'Chandra grahan' of 2021 in India.
When the Earth is captured between the Sun and the full moon, a partial lunar eclipse occurs
2021 Lunar Eclipse: As the second and last lunar eclipse of the year approaches, stargazers are in for a treat. On Friday, November 19, 2021, the eclipse will occur. It will be a partial lunar eclipse that will be visible exclusively in northeastern India for a brief period of time.
The 2021 lunar eclipse will begin at 11:34 a.m. IST and continue approximately six hours, ending at 05:33 p.m. From the far north-eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the partial phase will conclude shortly after moonrise.
This lunar eclipse will also be visible from the United States, Northern Europe, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Ocean region. It will be a partial lunar eclipse, and it will be the second and final lunar eclipse in 2021.
The Earth is caught between the Sun and the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse, but because they are not aligned, just a portion of the Moon's visible surface darkens due to the Earth's shadow. The moon appears to have taken a bite out of the earth.
On a full moon day, a lunar eclipse happens when the Earth is caught in the centre of the Sun and the Moon, and all three are perfectly aligned.
According to NASA, the Earth will see a total of 228 lunar eclipses during the twenty-first century. A lunar eclipse can only happen three times a year at most.