Information about the Solar and Lunar Eclipses in October 2023:
Solar Eclipse in October 2023:
- Date: October 14, 2023
- Type: Annular Solar Eclipse
- An annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, creating a “ring of fire” effect, because the moon appears slightly smaller than the sun.
- This eclipse will take place just 4.6 days after apogee, when the moon is at its farthest point from Earth.
- Timing in New Delhi, India: The eclipse begins at 11:29 PM on October 14, 2023, and ends at 11:34 PM on the same day.
Lunar Eclipse in October 2023:
- Date: October 28, 2023
- Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse
- A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon’s surface. This eclipse will be partial, meaning only a portion of the moon will be in shadow.
- Timing in New Delhi, India: The eclipse begins at 11:31 PM on October 28, 2023, and ends at 3:36 AM on October 29, 2023.
- Maximum Eclipse: The maximum shadow coverage on the lunar disk will occur at 1:45 AM on October 29, 2023, when 12% of the lunar disk will be in shadow.
- Visibility: This Lunar Eclipse will be visible from various parts of the world, including Asia, Russia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, Antarctica, and Oceania. In New Delhi, it will be visible in the southwestern sky.
Both Solar and Lunar Eclipses are awe-inspiring natural phenomena that provide excellent opportunities for stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts to witness the wonders of the cosmos. Make sure to plan your viewing accordingly if you’re interested in observing these celestial events in October 2023.
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