When does the lunar eclipse happen, when does the full moon peak in November 2021, and can the UK see a partial eclipse?
This week’s partial lunar eclipse will be visible from the UK before sunrise on Friday, making it one of the longest of the century.
This week sees the longest partial lunar eclipse in almost 600 years.
Following the super blood moon on May 26th, which was not visible from the UK, this is the second lunar eclipse of the year.
This time around, stargazers should get a brief glimpse of the phenomenon – here’s everything you need to know.
According to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the lunar eclipse will coincide with the next full moon, which will occur on Friday, November 19th.
This will be most visible in the very early hours of Friday morning and Thursday night, as it peaks at 8.57 a.m.
On Friday, a penumbral eclipse will begin at 6.02 a.m., when the moon will begin to dim, followed by a partial eclipse at 7.18 a.m.
This reaches its highest point above London at 7.20 a.m., but the sunrise will cut the show short in the capital a few minutes later.
The length of time you can see the phenomenon depends on where you are in the country, with people in the north getting a longer and clearer view, especially in the north-west.
Even the best vantage points, however, will miss the partial eclipse’s peak at 9.02 a.m.
Nasa estimates that it will be the longest partial eclipse in 580 years, with a duration of over 3 hours and 28 minutes.
Because the penumbral eclipse will last until 12.03 p.m., people in the United States and the Far East will be able to see it more clearly.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the latter; it happens three times a year on average.
When the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, its appearance changes, earning it the nickname “blood moon” in some circles.
It gets its name from the fact that it can appear red when it passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow, because the only light it gets is from the planet’s atmosphere.
Unlike a solar eclipse, all types of lunar eclipses can occur.
News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.
When does the lunar eclipse happen, when does the full moon peak in November 2021, and can you see a partial eclipse from the UK?
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What time is the lunar eclipse? When November 2021 full moon peaks and if you can see partial eclipse from UK