Longest Partial lunar eclipse since 1440
This Friday’s eclipse had a total duration of 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds making it the longest since1440, the eclipse was visible in Panama at approx. 4:30 a.m.
The eclipse, in its strongest phase (when the visible surface of the Moon was darkened by 99.1%) was also visible from parts of Northeast Asia, Polynesia, and eastern Australia, but not from Europe or Africa, explained the US space agency NASA. on its website dedicated to the Earth’s satellite.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned, If the alignment is not perfect, the eclipse is not total. Like in this case, making it a partial eclipse. The spectacle can be seen without any danger, unlike solar eclipses.
According to NASA, it will not be unitl February 8, 2669, that another partial eclipse of greater duration will occur, however, a total eclipse is expected in less than a year, on November 8, 2022, which will last 3 hours 40 minutes.
The spectacle could be seen with the naked eye without any danger, unlike solar eclipses.