Chand grahan 2023: Will there be a moon eclipse in Pakistan?
On the night of May 5 and 6, 2023, the world will see the first penumbral lunar eclipse of the year. This happens when the moon is covered by Earth’s lighter or outermost shadow and is generally hard to see.
When the Earth is between the sun and the moon, it casts a shade across the moon’s surface. This is called a lunar eclipse. They only happen when there is a full moon and are fun to look for in the sky.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has also stated that the event will happen today and will be seen around the world, including in Pakistan.
The PMD said in a short statement that the eclipse will begin at 8:14pm and end at 12:32am.
There will be different stages of a lunar eclipse at:
Penumbral Eclipse starts on May 5 at 8:14pm PST.
The best eclipse will happen on May 5 at 5:23 p.m. PST.
Penumbral Eclipse finishes on May 6 at 12:32 a.m. PST.
According to the PMD, it will be visible from South/East Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica, but not from Pakistan.
The second partial lunar eclipse will happen on October 28, according to a story on Space.com. Parts of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will be able to see it.
Skywatchers all over the world were thrilled by the last total moon eclipse, which happened on November 8, 2022.
The story said that the next total lunar eclipse, also called a “blood moon lunar eclipse,” won’t happen until March 13-14, 2025.
There are three kinds of lunar eclipses, which rely on how the Sun, Earth, and moon are lined up at the time of the event.
Total lunar eclipse: The Earth’s shade covers the whole moon.
Partial lunar eclipse: Only part of the moon is in Earth’s shadow, making it look like Earth is “biting” the moon.
Penumbral lunar eclipse: The faint upper edge of the Earth’s shadow falls on the moon.