On the night between 18 and 19 November, a good portion of the world was able to observe the longest partial lunar eclipse since the 15th century. Despite being classified as partial, it was nearly total with 97% of the Moon covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow. For those of you who couldn’t see it, Griffith Observatory has published a timelapse showing the entire eclipse in only one minute.
The eclipse was visible in much of Europe (although not here in Serbia), and Asia, as well as Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and the Arctic. It started at 10:00 p.m. and ended at 4:05 a.m., PST, which makes it the longest partial eclipse in the last 580 years.
Griffith Observatory live-streamed the event as it was happening, in case you’re more into full-length videos. But I have to admit, I find watching it as a timelapse more interesting.
This was also the last lunar eclipse of 2021. The next one is coming on 15 May 2022, and it will be a total eclipse, so make sure you don’t miss it if the skies are clear. If you’re into astrophotography, you’ll also be able to get some stunning shots like Andrew McCarthy did during the recent eclipse.