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Press Release





A partial lunar eclipse will occur on 28-29October, 2023 (6-7 Kartika, 1945 Saka Era).Though Moon will enter penumbra at midnight of 28th October, the umbral phase will start in the early hour of 29th October.The Eclipse will be visible from all places of India around mid-night.

Eclipse will be visible in the region covering 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 umbral phase of this eclipse will begin at 01 hr.05 min ISTon 29th Octoberand will end at 02h24m IST.

   The duration of the Eclipse will be1 hour 19 minutes with very small magnitude 0.126.

   The next lunar eclipse which will be visible from India on 07 September 2025 and the same will be a total Lunar eclipse.

   Last lunar eclipse which was visible from India was on 8 November, 2022 and it was a totaleclipse.

   Lunar Eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon and when all the three objects are aligned. A total lunar eclipse will occur when the whole moon comes under the umbral shadow of the Earth and the partial lunar eclipse occurs only when a part of the moon comes under shadow of the Earth.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scientist – C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Positional Astronomical Centre, Kolkata