The astronomical events of 2021 are about to end and a historic event is expected by the end of this year: the lunar eclipse longest of the century. One of the most important and long-awaited phenomena of the last decades.
This awesome lunar eclipse, also know as bloody moon, It will happen between the night of this Thursday and the early hours of Friday, and it is estimated to last more than three hours, according to the calculations of NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in Spanish).
Specifically, NASA data suggest that will last for three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds and will be a lunar eclipse almost total, since twilight will cover 97% of the Earth’s satellite. An event like this had not been recorded for 580 years.
Where can the lunar eclipse be seen
The astronomical phenomenon will be seen more clearly in the northern hemisphere of the planet, such as in Russia and the United States, which are the ideal countries to witness the lunar eclipse. However, some southern continental nations will also be able to appreciate the event, including Argentina.
According to the Todo Noticias (TN) chain, the provinces where the lunar eclipse will be seen more clearly will be those located in the northwest of the country, such as Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca and some parts of La Rioja.
While in the center of the nation (Mendoza, Córdoba, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires) It will only be partially visible during the first minutes of moonset. Unfortunately, southern Argentina will not be able to witness the longest eclipse of the century.
What time will the lunar eclipse begin
In the southern part of Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay), the astronomical event It will start between 03:02 and 03:30 in the morning, while the maximum point will be reached after 05:00 in the morning, just before dawn.
The moon will slowly turn a crimson red color at approximately 05:39 in the morning, which will be the latest time that it will be in Argentina. While in the northern hemisphere the process will be completed at 06:02 in the morning.