Lunar Eclipse 2023 – When is the Next Lunar Eclipse in 2022? – In this article, you will get all the information about the 2023 Eclipse date and time, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses and Transits.
Lunar Eclipse 2023 Dates
- Annular Total SOLAR Eclipse, April 20, 2023, at 12:12 AM, at 29° Aries 50′
- Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse May 5, 2023, at 1:34 PM, at 14° Scorpio 58′
- Annular SOLAR Eclipse October 14, 2023, at 1:55 PM, at 21° Libra 08′
- Partial LUNAR Eclipse October 28, 2023, at 4:24 PM, at 5° Taurus 09′
What is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse is one the most amazing and spectacular sights the night sky has to offer. Moon slides into Earth’s shadow. Usually, a pale white moon is painted a deep shade of red color and it may stay that way for a long time.
Lunar eclipses may occur either partial or total. These will only happen during one phase of the moon – the full moon.
Unlike a solar eclipse (where moon falls between the Earth and sun) – Lunar eclipses happen when the moon passes directly behind the Earth and into the Earth’s shadow – Dhara Patel, a space expert at the UK’s National Space Center in Leicester, Reported.
It clearly shows that they always happen at full moon only. A full moon occurs if the moon is on the opposite side of Earth to the sun.
Eclipses in 2023
20 April 2023 – Solar Eclipse (Total) – South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
5 – 6 May 2023 – Lunar Eclipse (Penumbral) – Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South/East Europe, and Antarctica
14 October 2023 – Solar Eclipse (Annular) – West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
28 – 29 October 2023 – Lunar Eclipse (Partial) – Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
What is an Eclipse?
There are a total of two types of eclipses that we witness on the Earth are solar eclipses and lunar eclipses.
A solar eclipse – Occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. It may happen partially or entirely blocking out the light. Solar eclipses are visible in certain areas only and it requires eye protection to view safely.
A lunar eclipse – Occurs when the full-Moon enters the shadow of the Earth, which cuts-off all or part of the sunlight reflected off the Moon.
Lunar eclipses are visible technically from the entire night side of the Earth. However, during a penumbra eclipse, the dimming factor of the Moon’s illumination is slight.
Remember, not all eclipses are the same. However, There are some different ways for lunar and solar eclipses to happen.
How to see the Lunar Eclipse?
You do not require any special equipment to observe the Eclipse that happens today. However, telescopes, binoculars and moving to an area away from bright lights help the visibility.
In India, the total Lunar Eclipse on 2022 November 8th will be visible in the eastern parts of the country. The partial Eclipse of Lunar will be visible in the rest of the states.