Partial Lunar Eclipse on October 28-29, 2023

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on October 28-29, 2023 (6-7 Kartika, 1945 Saka Era). The Moon will enter the penumbra at midnight on October 28th, and the umbral phase will begin in the early hours of October 29th. The eclipse will be visible from all parts of India around midnight.

The eclipse will be visible in the region that includes the Western Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, eastern South America, northeastern North America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific Ocean.

The umbral phase of this eclipse will start at 01:05 AM IST on October 29th and end at 02:24 AM IST. The duration of the eclipse will be 1 hour and 19 minutes, with a very small magnitude of 0.126.

The next lunar eclipse visible from India will occur on September 7, 2025, and it will be a total lunar eclipse. The last lunar eclipse visible from India was on November 8, 2022, and it was a total eclipse.

A lunar eclipse happens on a full moon day when the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon, creating alignment between the three objects.

Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the entire Moon is covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow, while a partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a part of the Moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow.

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