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Solar and Lunar Eclipse in October 2023: When and where to see Surya and Chandra Grahan

October 5, 2023 | by


October is bringing us a spectacular cosmic show with not one, but two celestial events – a Solar Eclipse on October 14 and a Lunar Eclipse on October 28. These natural wonders have captured human imagination for centuries, inspiring myths and fueling our sense of wonder. For all the stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts out there, mark your calendars because October has some exciting celestial surprises in store.

Solar Eclipse on October 14, 2023:

A Solar Eclipse happens when the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking some or all of its light from our perspective on Earth. If the moon appears slightly smaller than the sun, it creates a captivating ring of fire effect known as an annular eclipse. This event will occur on October 14, 2023, just 4.6 days after the moon’s farthest point from Earth (apogee), resulting in a smaller apparent diameter of the moon. At its peak, the sun will form a mesmerizing ring around the moon.

Key Solar Eclipse Details for October 2023:

Date: October 14, 2023
Start Time (New Delhi): 11:29 PM
End Time (New Delhi): 11:34 PM

Lunar Eclipse on October 28, 2023:

Lunar Eclipses occur when the Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon’s surface. These unique events can only take place during a full moon. On October 28, 2023, the moon will pass through Earth’s shadow between 01:06 and 02:23 IST, resulting in a partial Lunar Eclipse. This celestial show will be visible from various parts of the world, including Asia, Russia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, Antarctica, and Oceania. In New Delhi, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of it in the south-western sky. The maximum Eclipse will happen at 1:45 AM (IST), when approximately 12% of the lunar disk will be in shadow.

Key Lunar Eclipse Details for October 2023:

Date: October 28, 2023
Start Time (New Delhi): 11:31 PM
End Time (New Delhi): 3:36 AM on October 29, 2023

So, mark your calendars and get ready for these mesmerizing celestial events in October. Whether you’re an astronomy enthusiast or just someone who appreciates the beauty of the cosmos, these eclipses are bound to leave you in awe of the universe’s wonders.