Lunar Eclipse 2023 Updates: On Saturday and Sunday nights, skygazers will get to watch the lunar eclipse. Tonight's lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan will be witnessed just 14 days after the Solar eclipse which occurred on October 14.
The partial lunar eclipse is set to commence at around 11:31 PM on Saturday (28 October) but the partial Umbral eclipse, which is more noticeable, will start in the early hours of October 29, at around 1:05 AM IST.
The lunar eclipse will become maximum at around 1:44 am and will end by 2:24 AM.
Tonight's lunar eclipse will be visible from all parts of India. It will also be visible in other Asian countries, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Here are latest updates on Lunar Eclipse 2023:
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Devotees in Uttarakhand perform havan during eclipse| Watch
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Earth's shadow covers only 6 per cent of the Moon
Retired Senior engineer OP Gupta at Nehru Planetarium said, "This is a partial lunar eclipse in which only 6 per cent of the Moon's portion will fall under the Earth's shadow. Penumbra will start from 11:31 am. A partial eclipse will become visible at 1:05 pm. And will be most visible at 1:44 pm. After which this event will start and this partial lunar eclipse will disappear at 2:22 pm and the penumbra will end at 3:56 pm."
Lunar Eclipse 2023: When and where to watch
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Though the Moon will enter penumbra at around midnight , the umbral phase will start at 01:05 AM. The eclipse will last for 1 hour and 19 minutes, as it is expected to end at 02:24 AM.
The cosmic event will be visible from all places of India around midnight. It will also be 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.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Jupiter to appear close to the Moon
Lunar Eclipse 2023: "Look out for cosmic companion Jupiter, which will appear at lower left of the Moon," American space agency NASA said, calling the entire cosmic event as a “marvelous night for a moondance".
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Get ready for the cosmic event of the year, says IMD
Lunar Eclipse 2023: “For sky gazers and enthusiasts: Get ready for the cosmic event of the year! A partial lunar eclipse will occur on Oct 28-29, 2023 , Saturday-Sunday, 6-7 Kartika, 1945 Saka Era. Watch as Earth moves between the Sun and Moon and witness the beauty of astronomy in action," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a statement.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: When will the eclipse start receding?
Lunar Eclipse 2023: The eclipse is expected to start receding after 1:45 AM, reports said. The receding activity will continue till around 2:23 AM. Subsequently, a normal full moon will be visible again.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: When will Moon be visible passing through Earth's umbra?
Lunar eclipse 2023: The Moon is expected to be seen passing through the Earth's umbra at around 1:06 AM, reports said. The Earth's umbra is a reference to the dark part on the planet's shadow. By around 1:45 AM, about 12 percent of the Moon's disk will be covered as the shadow will expand.
Lunar eclipse 2023: It is safe to look at the Moon?
Looking at a lunar eclipse is completely safe and can be done without any protective equipment. A pair of binoculars or a telescope can be used for a better view of the Moon.
Lunar eclipse 2023: Will it be a Hunter or Blood moon?
As per details, today's full moon will be Hunter’s Moon, that is the full Moon after the Harvest Moon. Since today's lunar eclipse is a partial one, it will not have the reddish tinge associated with a blood moon.
Lunar eclipse 2023: Time of eclipse
According to In the Sky, the lunar eclipse will tale place between 1.06 AM IST and 2.23 AM IST on October 29 It added that the the maximum eclipse will be at 1.45 AM IST when 12 per cent of the Moon’s disk will be covered by Earth’s umbra.
Lunar eclipse 2023: Myths you need to stop believing
List of myths you need to stop believing during lunar eclipse:
-Avoiding food and water during the eclipse will lead to digestive problems
-There's a myth that lunar eclipses can negatively affect mental health, leading to mood swings and anxiety.
-In some cultures, a popular behind connected with the lunar eclipse is that strenuous physical activity can lead to health problems or accidents. This misconception is not supported by scientific evidence.
-Another myth is food and water left out during a lunar eclipse become contaminated or harmful to consume.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: What should you do?
- During a lunar eclipse, it is typically advised to stay inside and refrain from beginning any new projects or activities.
- Pregnant women are strictly forbidden from going outside during a lunar eclipse.
- Cutting or sewing any fabric, carrying sharp tools like scissors or blades, or using knives, among other activities could harm the unborn child.
- As per belief, people avoid consuming food.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Kashi Vishwanath temple to stay open during Sutak Kaal period
The Kashi Vishwanath temple will stay open during the Sutak Kaal period of the Lunar Eclipse, the temple organizers said.
"The temple will be closed at 11 pm as usual which is two hours before the Lunar Eclipse. After the Eclipse is over, we will perform Moksh puja and open the temple. The Lunar Eclipse timing will be during the time when the temple remains closed as usual. Hence it won't affect the darshan timings," Kashi Vishwanath Temple CEO Sunil Verma told ANI on Friday.
Lunar eclipse 2023: Temple in Andhra Pradesh to remain shut after 4 pm
Several major temples in Andhra Pradesh will remain shut in the evening today. Andhra's Kanaka Durga temple will be closed at 6:30 pm on Saturday following the Agama Shastra.
The temple will reopen on Sunday at 3:30 am after Pradosha Kala period.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Devotees take dip in Ganges in Haridwar
On the occasion of Ashwini Purnima and ahead of the lunar eclipse, devotees at Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri were seen taking a dip of faith in the Ganges.
Lunar eclipse 203 LIVE: Dos and Don'ts to follow during the eclipse
- Until there is a lunar eclipse, tulsi leaves must be added to food products.
- Before and after the eclipse, take a holy bath to purify your body and spirit.
- During a lunar eclipse, it is typically advised to stay at home and refrain from beginning any new projects or even activities.
- Pregnant women are also strictly forbidden from going outside during a lunar eclipse, and cutting or sewing any fabric, carrying sharp tools like scissors or blades, or using knives.
- People avoid consuming food while avoid watching the eclipse with naked eyes.
Lunar eclipse 203 LIVE: Earth to move between Sun and Moon tonight
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the lunar eclipse will occur on 28 and 29 October, 6-7 Kartika, 1945 Saka Era. "Watch as Earth moves between the Sun & Moon & witness the beauty of astronomy in action!" it added.
Lunar Eclipse LIVE updates: Know stages, timings of the eclipse
The moon will be partially eclipsed by the shadow of the earth for some time on 28 October.
A lunar eclipse is marked by two stages of the moon coming under the shadow of the earth. When it enters a partially shadowed region of the earth it is known as the penumbral eclipse, when the moon remains partly lighted.
During this time, the brightness will not be noticeable. After this phase moon will partially enter the actual dark part of the earth's shadow which is termed an umbral lunar eclipse and is considered the actual eclipse by most people.
On 28 October though the penumbral eclipse will start at around 11:31 pm but the partial Umbral eclipse, which is more noticeable, will start in the early hours of October 29, at around 1:05 am IST.
It will become maximum at around 1:44 am and will end by 2:23 am. The magnitude of the partial lunar eclipse will be around 0.12 marked by the maximum obscuration of the lunar disc.
Lunar Eclipse LIVE updates: How to watch the celestial event tonight
The lunar event will be visible across all cities on the night of 28th October (Saturday).
The moon will be partially eclipsed by the shadow of the earth for some time and will give people in India a chance to experience a partial lunar eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse LIVE updates: Watch Hunter moon tonight
Skygazers will get to watch Hunter Moon tonight. It is another name for the first moon after the harvest moon. It will be visible during the midnight hours for roughly 90 minutes in the country.
Lunar eclipse 2023: All temples in India will be closed after 4 pm today
Ram Janmabhoomi Temple Chief Priest Acharya Satyendra Das said that after 4 pm all the temples would be closed, and religious activities would be paused as 'sutak' will begin.
Lunar eclipse 2023: Sharad Purnima celebration today
Sharad Purnima, also known as Ashwin Purnima, is an annual observance taking place during October and this year's celebration is scheduled for today, October 28, 2023. On this day, people traditionally offer prayers to the Moon. Sharad Purnima signifies the commencement of the Sharad Ritu or winter season. Read full story
Lunar Eclipse 2023 tonight
Watch the last lunar of this year tonight and tomorrow. The next lunar eclipse which will be visible from India on 07 September 2025 will be a total Lunar eclipse. The last lunar eclipse which was visible from India was on 8 November 2022 and it was a total eclipse.
Lunar Eclipse 2023 tonight: All you need to know about the duration of the eclipse
There are two phases of the Lunar Eclipse--penumbra and umbral.
The Moon will enter penumbra at midnight on 28th October, the umbral phase will start in the early hour of 29th October.
The umbral phase of tonight's Lunar Eclipse will begin at 1:05 AM and will end at 2:24 AM tomorrow (Sunday).
Lunar Eclipse 2023 tonight; Here's what will happen
A partial lunar eclipse will occur on 28-29 October, 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.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Temples to be closed early today
Badrinath shrine, Kedarnatha shrine, Shri Narasingh Temple in Joshimath, Second Kedar Madmaheshwar, Third Kedar Tungnath, Shri Omkareshwar Temple in Ukhimath and Yoga Badri Pandukeshwar will close at 4 pm on Saturday due to the lunar eclipse.
The temples will open in the 'brahma muhurta' after the morning purification puja on Sunday.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: Badrinath, Kedarnath temples to close at 4 pm on Saturday
All temples under the Shri Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee, including the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines, will close at 4 pm on Saturday due to the lunar eclipse.
The Badrinath and Kedarnath temples will open in the 'brahma muhurta' after the morning purification puja on Sunday.
About Lunar Eclipse
Lunar eclipses occur at the full moon phase. When Earth is positioned precisely between the Moon and Sun, Earth’s shadow falls upon the surface of the Moon, dimming it and sometimes turning the lunar surface a striking red over the course of a few hours. Each lunar eclipse is visible from half of Earth.
Lunar Eclipse 2023: When will it be visible in India?
The Partial Lunar eclipse occurs when the earth comes in between the full moon and the sun. The eclipse will begin on Saturday i.e. on 28 October and will remain till 29 October. As per reports, the eclipse will begin at around 11:31 pm in India and will conclude at 1:05 am on Saturday. On Sunday, it will start at 1 AM.
Lunar Eclipse 2023 LIVE: When to watch? Here are the timings
The Lunar Eclipse will begin at around 11:30 pm on 28 October (Saturday). The Earth's shadow will cover the moon's surface at around 1:05 am. On Sunday, the celestial event will start at 1 am and conclude at 2:24 AM.
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