Lunar eclipse 2021: what to do and not to do in this longest partial lunar eclipse
After May 26, 2021, the world will witness another formidable astronomical event, as November 19, 2021 will see the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
After May 26, 2021, the world will witness another formidable astronomical event, as November 19, 2021 will see the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The lunar eclipse lasts 3 hours and 28 minutes, and during this phenomenon 97 percent of the moon appears red. The lunar eclipse will be visible in North America, South America, Europe, and parts of Asia including India.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is between the Moon and the Sun. However, a partial lunar eclipse occurs when only part of the Earth's shadow covers the Moon. The longest partial lunar eclipse will start at 11:34 a.m. and end at 5:33 p.m. It will be visible in India at 2:34 pm only from the far northeast of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
According to Indian mythology, a lunar eclipse is considered unfavorable, so no food should be consumed or cooked during the event. According to scientists, a lunar eclipse, unlike a solar eclipse, is considered safe to see through the eyes. You do not need to take any special precautions while attending the event. Pregnant women are advised to be more careful during the event and avoid going outside.
According to Hindu mythology, people should chant sacred mantras during Chandra Grahan. People should also include basil leaves (Tulsi) in food and should donate to charity. People are advised not to go out during the event as it may irradiate in a harmful way. People should not cut their nails or hair during the lunar eclipse, as it is considered threatening. The last time, the partial lunar eclipse of this long duration occurred on February 18, 1440, and the next time a similar phenomenon can be observed on February 8, 2669.