Final Lunar Eclipse of 2023: On October 28, a very rare event will happen: the month will see its second eclipse. A lunar eclipse, also known as Chandra Grahan, will happen just 14 days after the solar eclipse on October 14.
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
NASA says that lunar eclipses happen when the moon is full. When Earth is exactly between the Moon and the Sun, its shade falls on the Moon’s surface, making it darker and sometimes turning it a bright red over a few hours. From half of Earth, you can see every moon eclipse.
When and where in India can people see the lunar eclipse?
Around midnight, everyone in India will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse. Some lunar eclipses happen when the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from the full moon. On Saturday, October 28, the eclipse will start and last until October 29, 2018. News sources say that the eclipse will start in India around 11:31 pm.
The Ministry of Science says that there will be a partial moon eclipse on October 28th and 29th, 2023 (6-7 Kartika, 1945 Saka Era). At midnight on October 28, the moon will move into the penumbra. However, the umbral phase will not begin until early October 29. The eclipse will last for one hour and 19 minutes. It will start at 01:05 IST on October 29 and end at 02:24 IST. This is the umbral part of the eclipse.
Final Lunar Eclipse of 2023: Facts
- When there is only a partial eclipse, the Earth’s shadow usually looks very dark on the side of the Moon. What people on Earth see, though, depends on how the Sun, Earth, and Moon are lined up.
- A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon during a full moon. This lines up all three of the stellar bodies.
- The nights of October 28 and 29 will see a partial moon eclipse. The eclipse will happen on Saturday and Sunday.
- There will be an eclipse for one hour and nineteen minutes. From 1:05 AM IST on Saturday until 2:24 AM IST on Sunday, the umbral part of this eclipse will happen.
- People in every part of India will be able to see the partial eclipse. It can also be seen in parts of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the South Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, eastern South America, northeastern North America, and the Western Pacific Ocean.
- Moon eclipses are safer to look at directly with the human eye or with optical viewing equipment than solar eclipses. It is possible to get a better view of the eclipse with binoculars or a telescope.