The Griffith Observatory has shown live the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.
Today, November 19, the longest partial eclipse of the moon since the 15th century could be seen from Earth. The phenomenon lasted from 09:03 to 15:04 Moscow time, but in Russia it was poorly visible. The American Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles showed what the nearest satellite of the Earth looked like at this time.
The Earth’s shadow covered 97% of the full moon, blocking out most of the sunlight and staining the moon a dark rusty red. It was the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University, Indiana.
A partial eclipse of the moon could be seen in Oceania, North and South America, East Asia, Northern Europe and Indonesia. The Russians were less fortunate – only residents of the Far East saw the natural phenomenon. At the Institute of Applied Astronomy (IPA) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it was clarified that the inhabitants of Chukotka, Kamchatka and the Magadan region observed the best eclipse.
Next year, the inhabitants of the Earth can see two more total lunar eclipses: the first from May 15 to 16, and the second from November 7 to 8, 2022.