The remark rare hybrid solar eclipse put on a great show for viewers in parts of Australia, Indonesia, East Timor and other regions. Typically, solar eclipses are followed by lunar eclipses and this time is no different. There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse on May 5, 2023.
When and at what time will the penumbral lunar eclipse happen?
Between 8.45 PM IST on May 5 and 1.02 AM IST on May 6, the Moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow, resulting in a lunar eclipse, according to In The Sky.
WHAT IS A PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE?
The three different types of lunar eclipses include total lunar eclipses, partial lunar eclipses, and penumbral lunar eclipses. When the moon passes through the penumbra, the slender, outer area of Earth’s shadow, a penumbral lunar eclipse takes place. This lunar eclipse is often mistaken for an ordinary Full Moon because it is not as stunning as other types of lunar eclipses.
According to reports, parts of Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans will be able to see the first lunar eclipse of the year.
When to Watch the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023?
On May 5, there will be the first Chandra Grahan or Lunar eclipse. According to Timeanddate.com, the penumbral eclipse will start on May 5 at 10:11 a.m. EST (15:11 GMT), reach its maximum at 12:22 p.m. EST (17:22 GMT), and conclude at 14:31 p.m. EST (19:31 GMT). Indian skywatchers can catch the celestial event on May 5 at 8:44 PM IST, which will end at 1:00 AM IST. The eclipse will last 4 hours, 18 minutes in total.
Where will be Chandra Grahan 2023 visible?
The first lunar eclipse of the year will be visible from certain regions of Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, according to reports from Time and Date. And yet again, parts of India will not be able to see the cosmic event.
penumbral lunar eclipse and how will it look?
If the full moon was exactly on the opposite side of the Earth with respect to the Sun, there would be a total umbral eclipse of the Sun, completely blocking it out.
But on May 5, the full Moon is south of the Earth’s umbra or its dark shadow, according to EarthSky. This means that no part of the Moon will be completely darkened by the Earth’s umbra.
Unlike other kinds of eclipses, penumbral lunar eclipses are subtle events that are usually difficult to observe. During the May 5 eclipse, the Moon’s brightness will be reduced, but most of its disc will remain illuminated to some extent
When will the next Lunar Eclipse in 2023?
The second lunar eclipse in 2023 will take place on October 28. It will be a partial lunar eclipse that can be seen in regions of Australia, the E. Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
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