Partial lunar eclipse on 28th and 29th of this month

By: 600011 On: Oct 21, 2023, 2:20 PM


A partial lunar eclipse will occur on the 28th and 29th of this month. Although the Moon enters the penumbra about midnight on October 28, the umbral phase begins in the early hours of October 29. The eclipse will be visible from all parts of India at midnight. It can be visible in the western Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, eastern South America, north-eastern North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific Ocean. The next total lunar eclipse will be seen from India on September 7, 2025.


The last total lunar eclipse visible from India was on November 8 of last year. On a full moon day, the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, causing all three objects to align. A total lunar eclipse happens when the entire moon is in the Earth's shadow, whereas a partial lunar eclipse happens when only a portion of the moon is in the Earth's shadow.