Stargazers who witnessed the first total lunar moon eclipse earlier this year, now have something equally exciting to look forward to.
This Friday (November 19), we will get to witness the longest partial lunar eclipse of the century.
Gerhana Bulan Penumbra.
Jumaat, 19 Nov 2021
Jam 6.58 petang hingga 8.03 malam waktu Malaysia.
— PlanetariumNegara (@PlanetariumKL) November 5, 2021
A tweet from the National Planetarium said the lunar eclipse is set to occur this Friday between 6.58pm and 8.03pm.
This is a must-see event as it’s the last lunar eclipse of the year. The moon may even take on a reddish hue.
Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. In this case, the partial eclipse phase will last 3 hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds, and the full eclipse for 6 hours and 1 minute, making it the longest partial eclipse in 580 years, according to Indiana’s Holcomb Observatory.
To date, the longest total eclipse of the century was in 2018 and lasted for an hour and 43 minutes.
Those who want to see this spectacular phenomenon live can tune in to the live streaming on the National Planetarium social media from 5pm to 7pm.