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Chandra Grahan 2021: What happens during a lunar eclipse? Why is the lunar eclipse of November 19, 2021 special?

Eclipses are special celestial phenomena that involve the Earth, Sun and the Moon. Depending upon which celestial body is covered; eclipses are divided into two prime categories- solar and lunar. It is common knowledge that the Moon has no light of its own and it shines because it reflects the light of the Sun that falls upon it. In solar eclipse, the moon moves in the line of the Sun and Earth, covering a part of the Sun, such that the only source of light in the solar system is dimmed, making it dark during the day.

A lunar eclipse is caused by the Earth coming in between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the light of the Sun that falls on the moon. The moon thus appears dull because of the small portion of it that is darkened by the Earth. A lunar eclipse can take place on the night of a full moon only. In Hindu culture, an eclipse is considered to be inauspicious because it is believed that the demon God Rahu holds the Sun and the moon both by mouth which releases a lot of negative energy in the cosmos. Looking directly at it, eating, sleeping, drinking or having intercourse during an eclipse is proscribed in the Hindu tradition. In some cultures it is also advised to take a bath with cold water with clothes on after the eclipse ends so that the body gets rid of the negative elements that it is exposed during the eclipse. Scientists, however, say that food items may be exposed to UV rays during this time but drinking, sleeping or engaging in intercourse is as normal as it is on a normal day.

Primarily, Lunar Eclipses can be divided into three categories- a partial lunar eclipse, a penumbral lunar eclipse, and a total lunar eclipse. A partial Lunar eclipse occurs when a part of the moon is blocked by the Earth’s shadow so that light from the Sun reaches only a partially thereby illuminating the moon partially. In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the outer part of the Earth’s shadow, called the ‘umbra’ falls on the moon, and this eclipse is more subtle as compared to the other two. In a total lunar eclipse, the Earth, Sun and the Moon are in a perfectly straight line and the shadow of the Earth covers the Moon completely so that no light is reflected by the moon. In such a situation, the only light coming from the Moon is the light refracted by the Earth’s atmosphere and is red in colour. Due to this red effect, the eclipse moon is also called Blood Moon. This is a beautiful natural event and one such eclipse will be observed on 18-19 November.

Lunar Eclipse 2021: Date, time and all that you need to know

The eclipse taking place in the upcoming two days will be a very special event because it is one of a kind that will be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years, ie. nearly six centuries. It will be three hours and twenty-eight minutes long, starting at 12:48 PM and ending at 4:17 PM. It will be visible from North America, South America, eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. Parts of North-East India including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will also be able to witness the eclipse.

1/9Lunar Eclipse 2021: These zodiac signs will be the most affected, so beware!

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  • <p>This year, the Lunar eclipse is exciting because it will take place after almost 500 years. Some parts of the world will be able to witness it on November 19, 2021. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 12.48 pm and will end at 4.17 pm.</p><p><br /></p><p>A lunar eclipse is said to bring massive endings, have serious turning points and there will be revelations to our lives too. There are many events as well that may occur and it all depends on your zodiac sign. During this lunar event, these are the zodiac signs that will be the most affected.<br /></p>

    Lunar Eclipse 2021: These zodiac signs will be the most affected, so beware!

    This year, the Lunar eclipse is exciting because it will take place after almost 500 years. Some parts of the world will be able to witness it on November 19, 2021. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 12.48 pm and will end at 4.17 pm.

    A lunar eclipse is said to bring massive endings, have serious turning points and there will be revelations to our lives too. There are many events as well that may occur and it all depends on your zodiac sign. During this lunar event, these are the zodiac signs that will be the most affected.

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  • <p>Do keep an eye on your expenditure and be very wise with your decision making. However, you will also get opportunities so keep tabs, don’t miss them as they may help your career. Just be careful and in case you do lose a stream of income, don’t fret as you will be redirected to a more stable source.</p>

    Aries

    Do keep an eye on your expenditure and be very wise with your decision making. However, you will also get opportunities so keep tabs, don’t miss them as they may help your career. Just be careful and in case you do lose a stream of income, don’t fret as you will be redirected to a more stable source.

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  • <p>This eclipse will be taking place in your zodiac sign timings. Be very careful in whatever decisions you take. Do not ignore your health either. There may be some negative unexpected events so be prepared. Do not settle and aim for high ambitions but be careful throughout.</p>

    Taurus

    This eclipse will be taking place in your zodiac sign timings. Be very careful in whatever decisions you take. Do not ignore your health either. There may be some negative unexpected events so be prepared. Do not settle and aim for high ambitions but be careful throughout.

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  • <p>This will be enough time for you to explore your spiritual side. Work will be smooth and your health will be good too. Tap into your intuition, mediate, listen to your dreams, tune in with the message of the universe.</p>

    Gemini

    This will be enough time for you to explore your spiritual side. Work will be smooth and your health will be good too. Tap into your intuition, mediate, listen to your dreams, tune in with the message of the universe.

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  • <p>This day would be the best for spending time with friends and family. Connect with old friends and mend the broken relationships too. You could attend a major event near this time. Also, your network may come in handy as he or she may provide you with some vital information that could help you out.</p>

    Cancer

    This day would be the best for spending time with friends and family. Connect with old friends and mend the broken relationships too. You could attend a major event near this time. Also, your network may come in handy as he or she may provide you with some vital information that could help you out.

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  • <p>Be ready to face some unexpected developments at work. Keep tabs on your pocket and be very careful with your health. If you are not in the right job, then you may be looking at a new career direction and shall probably decide on going for it. </p>

    Leo

    Be ready to face some unexpected developments at work. Keep tabs on your pocket and be very careful with your health. If you are not in the right job, then you may be looking at a new career direction and shall probably decide on going for it.

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  • <p>Your marriage will be hit thanks to this Lunar eclipse so be prepared and work on the communication gap if any. With money as well, this event is not on your side so do not keep high expectations. If you have investments and assets, there may be a big shift. </p>

    Libra

    Your marriage will be hit thanks to this Lunar eclipse so be prepared and work on the communication gap if any. With money as well, this event is not on your side so do not keep high expectations. If you have investments and assets, there may be a big shift.

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  • <p>The lunar event may topsy-turvy your relationships and you may have to keep an eye on your expenditures as well. You may even be required to handle a family issue and it could be pertaining to your parents. </p>

    Aquarius

    The lunar event may topsy-turvy your relationships and you may have to keep an eye on your expenditures as well. You may even be required to handle a family issue and it could be pertaining to your parents.

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  • <p>This zodiac sign needs to keep tabs on health. Although the effects are minimal, still, let’s not take a risk. You could also be travelling short distance and this trip could be with your friends, family etc. and be a very inspiring one.</p><p><br /></p><p>Read also: <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/astrologer-predicts-the-future-of-katrina-kaif-and-vicky-kaushals-married-life/photostory/87754127.cms” target=”_blank”>Astrologer predicts the future of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s married life</a></p><p><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/astrologer-predicts-the-future-of-katrina-kaif-and-vicky-kaushals-married-life/photostory/87754127.cms” target=”_blank”></a>Read also: <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/never-say-these-things-to-a-scorpio/photostory/87721517.cms” target=”_blank”>Never say these things to a Scorpio</a><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/never-say-these-things-to-a-scorpio/photostory/87721517.cms”></a><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/astrologer-predicts-the-future-of-katrina-kaif-and-vicky-kaushals-married-life/photostory/87754127.cms”></a></p>

    Pisces

    This zodiac sign needs to keep tabs on health. Although the effects are minimal, still, let’s not take a risk. You could also be travelling short distance and this trip could be with your friends, family etc. and be a very inspiring one.

    Read also: Astrologer predicts the future of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s married life

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