Longest lunar eclipse after 580 years to occur today

Longest lunar eclipse after 580 years to occur today

Longest lunar eclipse after 580 years to occur today

Written by Amani Nilar

19 Nov, 2021 | 9:07 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The longest lunar eclipse to occur in 580 years, will take place today (19), the University of Colombo states.

Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the Department of Physics, University of Colombo stated that although the lunar eclipse is taking place, it is not visible to Sri Lanka.

Moreover, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, the three brightest planets in the Solar System will also appear in the western sky after sunset today (19).

The eclipse will be visible in some parts of the world, including eastern India, the United States, northern Europe, eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.

It is due to start at 11.32 a.m. today and end at 5.33 p.m.

Meanwhile, a total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, Prof. Chandana Jayaratne added.

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