There are just a few hours left to see the partial lunar eclipse of this Thursday, November 17, 2021, which will be the most extensive astronomical phenomenon of this kind from the 15th century, according to the specialized portal Time and Date. The event will reach its highest visibility in the sky for observers from the Americas, Australia, parts of Europe and Asia.
“For the first time since the construction of Machu Picchu we can see a partial lunar eclipse that lasts more than six hours ”, describes the aforementioned website. In addition, the page of the Space medium indicates that its passage through the darkest side of the Earth will take 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. “It will also be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years,” it was added.
The last longest lunar eclipse occurred in 1440 and it is estimated that in 2669 a similar phenomenon will develop. The show will be similar to the one seen on May 26, the date on which the different fans of the events in the sky made live broadcasts on the internet.
In the middle of lunar eclipse of November 2021 a reddish color will be appreciated in the only satellite of the Earth, which will signify the beginning of the well-known blood Moon. It means that our planet will cover up to 97.4% of the full moon, which is why it will acquire that hue as a result of the scattered light from the atmosphere.
Taking Mexico City as a reference, the lunar eclipse will be detected with the naked eye between 1.18 am and 4.47 am Julieta Fierro Gossman, researcher at the Institute of Astronomy of UNAM, through a statement and a video uploaded to YouTube, indicated that the Moon It will turn redder than usual due to dust suspended in the Earth’s atmosphere from the eruption of the La Palma volcano in Spain.
“Most Americans will have to get up early again and look west toward sunrise. And again, the further west it is, the better, as the moon will appear much higher from the western part of the continent compared to locations further east, ”Space said. For the United States, the viewing hours will fluctuate between 3.18 am and 6.18 am (Washington DC).
The lunar eclipse of November 2021 will be seen from Nicaragua (Managua) between 1.18 am and 4.18 am In El Salvador (San Salvador), the astronomical event will begin in the same range of hours.
This lunar eclipse will be seen in South America depending on the country where we are, this Thursday, November 19:
This time the use of special equipment such as telescopes or binoculars will not be crucial because it can be seen with the naked eye. However, it is recommended to stay away from the lights of the city so as not to have difficulties in this new experience. It is always possible to go to an uninhabited area, without many clouds as an obstacle.
At the beginning of the eclipse, the Moon will be located high in the sky, but as it reaches its maximum point it will descend towards the west. It will have hidden below the horizon at dawn.