Chandra Grahan 2021: One Moon, Many Names — Why Today’s Lunar Eclipse Is Special

New Delhi: The lunar eclipse that will be visible in some parts of the world today is the longest partial lunar eclipse since the 15th century.

The day is special for many reasons as the lunar eclipse coincides with the full moon of November, and will also be a blood moon.

During the near-total lunar eclipse, the Moon will become full. Native Americans have assigned the name of “beaver moon” to the November full moon, according to NASA. This is because beavers were particularly active around this time to prepare for winter and it was time to set traps.

The November full moon is also referred to as the frost, frosty, or snow moon as winter begins at this time of year, NASA stated.

Since Wednesday, the Moon has been appearing full and will continue to appear such through Saturday morning, according to NASA.

Kartik Purnima And Blood Moon

The November full moon is Kartik Purnima in India. The day is very important for Hindus and Jains.

Sikhs celebrate Kartik Purnima as the Gurupurb of Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru.

Today’s lunar eclipse is special because of another reason. Since the Moon will be blocked by the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, the “beaver moon” will become a “blood moon”.

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