Partial Lunar Eclipse
October 28-29, 2023
The partial lunar eclipse will take place late night on Saturday October 28, 2023. The eclipse will start from 11:31:47 PM and will continue till 03:56:20 AM on Sunday October 29, 2023. The duration of partial phase will be 1 hour and 17 minutes. The eclipse will be partial in nature and the maximum obscuration will be about 27%. The moon will look cut from one side and not like it looks on other days when it is showing different phases. This eclipse will occur as a part of the Moon will pass through the Earth’s Umbral shadow. The whole of the Moon will be in Earth’s Penumbral Shadow.
Partial phases of Lunar Eclipse has proved in the past about the Earth to be a round object than flat object. The curved shadow on the surface on the Moon is an evidence of the Earth being round. The eclipse of Moon occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. During this eclipse, Moon will partially cross through Earth’s umbral shadow.
This will be second eclipse in the set in a span of 15 days, previous one being an Annular Solar Eclipse, visible from the United States of America, Mexico and surrounding areas.
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Equipment can be chosen from:
- 8″ Truss Dobsonian
- 10″ Classic Dobsonian
- 25X100 Giant Binoculars
- NexStar 130 SLT
- NexStar 114 SLT
- Celestron CG-5 GT Mount with Orion 100mm Refractor and one astro-camera
- Celestron Advanced VX mount with Celestron C8 8″ SCT telescopes with astro-camera.