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Press Release

 

PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

19 NOVEMBER, 2021, FRIDAY

28 KARTIKA, 1943 SAKA ERA

(VISIBLE IN INDIA)

 

                   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.


                  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 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.