The world is witnessing yet another eclipse in October. Solar eclipse on October 14. The world will also witness a partial lunar eclipse on October 28-29. The partial lunar eclipse at midnight can be seen from all over India.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a straight line respectively. The Earth is arranged between the Moon and the Sun and the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon. Due to slight changes in the orbit of the moon, there are also changes in the shadow of the earth. That’s how a full lunar eclipse and a partial lunar eclipse occur. The darkest part of the shadow formed when the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon is called the umbra. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters this region completely. But a partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow does not cover the Moon completely and enters and passes through one side.
How to see the lunar eclipse this time
The duration of the lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 19 minutes. It can be seen from anywhere in India. The lunar eclipse will be visible from the western Pacific region, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, eastern South America, northeastern America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific Ocean.
Everyone can safely watch lunar eclipses with the naked eye. It can be seen more clearly with binoculars and telescopes. The next lunar eclipse visible from India will be on September 7, 2025. The previous lunar eclipse was visible from India in November 2022.