On May 5, 2023, India will experience a penumbral lunar eclipse starting at 8:44 pm IST, and reaching maximum visibility by 10:52 pm IST. The next lunar eclipse will take place on October 28-29, 2023.
- This year’s first lunar eclipse will occur on May 5
- It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse
- The lunar eclipse on May 5 will be visible from India
- Lunar eclipse will begin at 8.44 pm on May 5 and will end at 1.01 am on May 6
Lunar eclipse 2023 will occur on Friday, May 5, 2023. It will be a penumbral eclipse and would begin at around 8:44 pm Indian Standard Time. The lunar eclipse on Friday, May 5, 2023, will be visible from India, if the sky is clear. At some places the entire lunar eclipse will be visible, whereas in other parts, the Moon will rise or set during the lunar eclipse.
Lunar eclipse 2023 date and time
The lunar eclipse will begin on May 5, 2023, at around 8.44 pm IST and will reach to its maximum at 10.52 pm. The penumbral eclipse will end at 1.01 am on May 6, 2023.
|Event||Date and Time|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||5 May, 20:44:11|
|Maximum Eclipse||5 May, 22:52:59|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||6 May, 01:01:45|
Lunar eclipse 2023 visibility
If the weather is good and sky is clear, the entire eclipse will be visible from India. Regions that would be able to witness, at least, some parts of this lunar eclipse include – Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Lunar eclipse 2023: When and where to watch
Sky gazers from India can watch the lunar eclipse on May 5 after 8.44 pm. If the sky is clear, you can watch it with the naked eye. To enhance the lunar eclipse viewing experience, you can use binoculars or a telescope. Unlike solar eclipses, it is safe to look directly at a lunar eclipse with the naked eye. However, if you are using binoculars or a telescope, make sure to use appropriate solar filters to protect your eyes.
Lunar Eclipse FAQs
- What is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse is a celestial phenomen that occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon.
- How often do lunar eclipses occur?
Lunar eclipses occur several times per year, but they are not visible from all locations on Earth.
- What are the different types of lunar eclipses?
There are three types of lunar eclipses: total lunar eclipses, partial lunar eclipses, and penumbral lunar eclipses.
- What is a total lunar eclipse?
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth completely blocks the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon, causing the Moon to turn a reddish-brown color.
- What is a partial lunar eclipse?
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only part of the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow.
- What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s outer shadow, causing a subtle darkening of the Moon.
- When is the next lunar eclipse?
The next lunar eclipse will occur on October 28–29, 2023, and it will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.