Will the 2023 Lunar Eclipse be observable in India? Find out about the date and time along with all the essential details

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Last Updated on 28 Oct 2023 IST | Lunar Eclipse 2023 [Live] | A rare event is happening in October with the occurrence of a second eclipse on the 28th. This Lunar eclipse, happening only two weeks after the Solar eclipse on October 14, will be visible throughout India. The eclipse will be visible in any location where the Moon is above the horizon at the time. This includes parts of Asia, Russia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, Antarctica and Oceania. Lunar eclipses are generally considered inauspicious, and this one will be a partial eclipse, meaning only a portion of the moon will pass through Earth’s shadow. This celestial phenomenon is set to take place on Sharad Purnima during the Ashwina month. 

Lunar Eclipse 2023 (Chandra Grahan) | Highlights

  • The Lunar Eclipse of 28 October 2023 will be visible in India.
  • It will be the Partial Lunar Eclipse.
  • The partial lunar eclipse is scheduled to commence on Saturday, October 28, and extend into Sunday, October 29.
  • By approximately 1:05 AM on Sunday (Indian Standard Time – IST), the darker portion of the Earth’s shadow, known as the umbra, will envelop the lunar surface.
  • The lunar eclipse on Sunday, October 29, will start at 1:05 AM and conclude at 2:24 AM.

What are the types of Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)?

A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event when the moon comes at the right back of the earth or in the shadow of the earth, firstly it looks black and after that, it gets dark red gradually. Lunar Eclipse is of three types; total, partial and penumbral lunar eclipse. 

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

In the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the moon passes through the outer shadow of Earth which is known as “penumbra”. This type of eclipse is difficult to observe because of subtle darkening.

Total Lunar Eclipse

When the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, the Earth’s shadow totally covers the Moon. This is known as a total lunar eclipse. The Moon can take on a reddish tint during this celestial occurrence, sometimes referred to as a “Blood Moon,” due to the Earth’s atmosphere scattering and filtering sunlight, enabling only longer-wavelength red and orange light to reach and illuminate the Moon.

Partial Lunar Eclipse

When only a section of the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, this is referred to as a partial lunar eclipse. In contrast to a total lunar eclipse, in which the Moon is totally enveloped by the Earth’s shadow, a partial lunar eclipse allows some of the Moon to remain in direct sunlight while the rest is cast into the Earth’s shadow. This causes a perceptible darkening or shade of a section of the Moon’s surface but does not result in the dramatic reddish hue associated with total lunar eclipses.

Scientists see the astronomical event of a lunar eclipse while scholars see it differently, relating to the present and future and something spiritual.

Chandra Grahan 2023 (Lunar Eclipse 2023) Date & Timings

On October 28 and 29, 2023 there will be a partial lunar eclipse. Around midnight, the Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible from every location in India. The eclipse will last for one hour and nineteen minutes. On October 29, at 01:05 IST, the eclipse’s umbral phase will start and terminate at 02:24 IST, according to the Ministry of Science’s official announcement.

Where will Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse 2023) be Visible in India?

The highly anticipated celestial event of the year will have visibility across a vast portion of the world. According to Time and Date, the partial lunar eclipse is expected to be observable in regions spanning Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, and Antarctica. Moreover, this lunar eclipse will be viewable in many locations within India, including its all cities. Beyond India, it will also be visible in countries such as Afghanistan, China, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mongolia, Nigeria, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and the eastern regions of Brazil.

Event  Date and Time(IST)
Lunar Eclipse 202328 Oct, Saturday
Lunar Eclipse 2023 Begins29 Oct 2023 1:05 AM
Lunar Eclipse 2023 EndsOctober 29, 2023 – 02:24 AM

What Are the Effects of a Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)?

Scientists advise not to see the lunar eclipse without wearing goggles because it can affect the eyes. But one can watch a lunar eclipse with the naked eye as it doesn’t impact much like a Solar eclipse.

■ Read in Hindi: Chandra Grahan [Hindi]: साल का आखिरी चन्द्र ग्रहण, जानें कैसे बचें सभी प्रकार के ग्रहणो से?

The maximum eclipse will be visible at 10:52 PM IST on May 5, when the moon passes through the outer surface of Earth’s shadow called Penumbra.

Astrology says that there are various negative impacts of the lunar eclipse on the life of a person and certain activities should not be done at this time like eating, traveling or any auspicious activity.

Who Can save us from the bad impact of the Lunar Eclipse? 

If a person takes the shelter of Almighty God Kabir by taking initiation from His authorized Saint then there will not be any impact of any celestial activity on his/her life.

Holy Vedas are proof that Almighty God Kabir can save His devotee from the impact of any bad Karma.

Saint Garibdas Das ji Maharaj says,

Raahu ketu rokaen nahin ghaata,Satguru kholein bajar kapaata ||

Nau grah naman karain nirbaana,abigat naam niraalambh jaana ||

Nau grah naad samoye naasa,sahans kamal dal keenha baasa 

Dishaasool dahaundis ka khoya,niraalambh nirbhae pad joya ||

It means after taking initiation from the true saint, a devotee will be saved from all kinds of celestial events.

Who Can End the Grahan of Karma and Sins? 

According to Holy Vedas, Almighty God Kabir can destroy all the sins of His true devotees who perform His worship after taking Naam Initiation from an authorized enlightened Saint (Tatvdarshi Saint). Supreme God Kabir is the enemy of sins and is the destroyer of Karma. Only He can liberate us from the vicious circle of Karma. He is the only savior of everyone.

Thoughts of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj

Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj says, if you do Right Worship according to the scriptures, there’s no need to fear from events like the lunar eclipse. Those who perform right worship, they do not get into the problems either by astronomical events or any other. 

Those who follow Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj, they live a happy life by doing the right devotion according to the holy books. And His devotees don’t believe in such types of beliefs. The Supreme God can do anything to eliminate any problem and He is empowered to cut every sin. The Supreme God has the power to give all kinds of happiness to seekers in their life.

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji Is Our Only Savior

In the present time, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji is enlightened with complete spiritual knowledge in the entire universe. Almighty God Kabir Himself plays the role of a Tatvdarshi Saint. Presently, He has incarnated in the form of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Everyone must take His refuge and start performing true worship based on holy scriptures of all the religions

FAQs about Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023

What is the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?

When the moon passes into the outer part of Earth’s shadow, the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs. It’s difficult to observe due to its subtle darkening effect.

How many types of Lunar Eclipse are there?

There are three types of Lunar Eclipses;
total lunar eclipses, partial lunar eclipses, and penumbral lunar eclipses.

How often does a lunar eclipse happen?

Lunar eclipses are not a regular occurrence; they only happen during a full moon. However, they don’t happen during every full moon because a specific alignment of the three celestial bodies is required for a lunar eclipse to occur. The moon’s slightly tilted orbit can often prevent this precise alignment from taking place.

Are lunar eclipses visible from anywhere on the Earth?

Lunar eclipses are often seen from the Earth’s night side. The extent of visibility is determined on the type of eclipse and its geographic location. 

Why does the Moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?

This crimson hue, commonly referred to as a “Blood Moon,” is created by the Earth’s atmosphere scattering sunlight and allowing only longer-wavelength red and orange light to reach the Moon.

What distinguishes a lunar eclipse from a solar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse occurs during the full moon when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow on the Moon. A solar eclipse, on the other hand, occurs during a new moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun.

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