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Thursday Nov 18 2021
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Second lunar eclipse of 2021 to occur on November 19

By
Web Desk

  • This time it will be a partial lunar eclipse which will not be sighted in Pakistan: Met department.
  • The phenomenon will begin at 11:02am, peak at 12:19pm and end at 5:04pm (PST).
  • First lunar eclipse of 2021 occurred on May 26.


The second lunar eclipse of 2021 will take place on Friday, November 19, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

This time it will be a partial lunar eclipse — when the earth comes between the sun and a full moon but the three are not precisely aligned. 

PMD said that the lunar eclipse will not be visible in Pakistan.

The regions to witness the phenomenon will be North and South America, Australia and some parts of Europe. Besides this, some parts of Asia and northern and western parts of Africa will be able to witness it. 

The Met department said that the phenomenon will begin at 11:02am, peak at 12:1 pm and end at 5:04pm (PST).

The first lunar eclipse for this year occurred on May 26. The phenomenon was a total lunar eclipse, also called a "Blood Moon", as the moon appears slightly reddish-orange.

What is a lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the moon and blocks the sun's rays from directly reaching the moon.

Types of lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth's umbra, the central and dark part of its shadow, covers all of the moon's surface.

Partial Lunar Eclipses occur when only part of the moon's surface is obscured by the earth’s umbra.

A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of earth’s shadow.