November 30, 2021

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The longest partial eclipse since 1440. See what it looked like

Stargazers in North America and northeastern Russia can enjoy a partial lunar eclipse in the sky this time around.

According to NASA, the partial eclipse lasted three hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds, and the total eclipse lasted 6 hours and one minute, making it the longest partial eclipse in 581 years.

It can be seen by parts of South America in the west of the moon, and parts of eastern Asia and Australia can be seen by it as it exits.

It began at 08:19 CET, when the moon began to enter the Earth’s shadow. It peaked at 10:03 CET, when 99 percent of Kamil was immersed in shade. The moon came out of the shadows at 11:47 CET.

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when part of the full moon reaches the Earth’s shadow. At its maximum eclipse, it is covered in 97 percent of the Earth’s shadows and tends to be a deep red.

In addition to the position of the moon, the darkness of the color is also affected by atmospheric pollution, especially after powerful meteor swarms and volcanic eruptions, the moon can be very dark.

People won’t have to wait another six centuries for another similar lunar eclipse. The total eclipse will occur on November 22 next year and will last three hours and 40 minutes.

“Partial eclipses may not be as spectacular as total eclipses, in which the Moon is completely obscured by the Earth’s shadow, but they are much more common.” advertiser NASA in a statement. “And that means more opportunities to witness the small changes in our solar system that sometimes happen right before our very eyes.”