Century’s longest partial lunar eclipse captured in stunning time-lapse video; LOOK – .

Century’s longest partial lunar eclipse captured in stunning time-lapse video; LOOK – .

The longest partial lunar eclipse of the century is over, and images of the magnificent phenomenon are surfacing from every corner where the eclipse was visible. In the middle of the publication of said images, a time-lapse video made by the California-based Griffith Observatory makes the rounds. In this 58-second video, the observatory captured the Moon undergoing each phase of the eclipse in incredible detail. Take a look for yourself.

Unique eclipse

This lunar eclipse was extremely important because it was not only the last in 2021, but also because it was the longest in the century and first occurred after 580 years. Last seen in 1440, the eclipse lasted 3 hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds and was visible from West Africa, Western Europe, North America, South America, Asia , Australia, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

If you missed out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, chances are you were part of the majority of the population as the time of the eclipse was 2:34 p.m. in India and was only visible in parts of Arunachal Pradesh and of Assam after sunset. Those who have been lucky enough to experience it elsewhere must have observed a dark, rusty-red moon also known as “Beaver Moon” or “Blood Moon”. This is called the beaver moon, it happens just before the beaver trapping season and when the moon is closest to Earth. It gets its other name from the reddish hue it takes on during the eclipse. The red color is caused by sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere as the moon passes in its shadow for several hours, NASA explained.

Several images of the eclipse emerged as users shared them through their social media accounts around the world. Take a look at the images below.

Russian space agency Roscosmos also shared images of the eclipse in its maximum phase, which was captured by Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrovnik from the International Space Station (ISS). In a tweet shared on Friday, the agency wrote: “These photographs from the International Space Station show the maximum phase of a partial (almost total) lunar eclipse![sic]. »Discover the images shared by Roscosmos.

(Image : Twitter/@Roscosmos)


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