Year’s last, longest ‘partial’ lunar eclipse today

Year’s last, longest ‘partial’ lunar eclipse today

Science & IT Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 11:05 19 November 2021   Updated: 11:06 19 November 2021

Lunar eclipse; Photo: Collected

Lunar eclipse; Photo: Collected

This year’s last and longest lunar eclipse will take place today, Friday. On the day, the lunar eclipse will be seen from different parts of the country, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The country’s Met Office said on Thursday that the lunar eclipse will be “partially visible” in Bangladesh from the time of the moonrise until the end of the eclipse “if the sky is clear”. 

According to the US space agency NASA, the partial lunar eclipse will take place on November 19 at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. At that time, the moon will be reddish. 

However, the BMD office said the lunar eclipse will start at 5:13:42 pm in Dhaka and will end at 6:05:30 pm. From Mymensingh, the eclipse will start at 5:11:47 pm and continue till 6:03:48 pm. In Chattogram, it will start at 5:10:36 pm and end at 6:03:33 pm. In Sylhet, it will begin at 5:05:36 pm and end at 5:54:30 pm. In Khulna, the eclipse will be seen at 5:45:24 pm and will continue till 6:11:16 pm.    

Besides, the lunar eclipse will be seen in Barishal at 5:15:36 pm and will continue till 6:08:18 pm. In Rajshahi, this will begin at 5:19:18 pm and end at 6:10:06 pm. In Rangpur, the eclipse will start at 5:14:48 pm and will end at 6:06:00 pm.  

May 26 was the first lunar eclipse of the year. Friday will be the last lunar eclipse. However, it is not a total lunar eclipse, but a partial lunar eclipse. The total lunar eclipse will be 3 hours 29 minutes 23 seconds — which is the longest lunar eclipse between 2001 and 2100.

Meanwhile, the next lunar eclipse will be on May 16, 2022. In the current century, a total of 228 lunar eclipses can be seen from Earth.

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