Solar and Lunar Eclipse in October 2023
October 2023 is set to be a remarkable month for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers around the world. It will mark a rare celestial event when both Solar and Lunar eclipses will grace the night skies. These awe-inspiring natural phenomena offer a captivating glimpse into the cosmic dance of our celestial neighbors. Let’s delve into the details of these upcoming eclipses and what makes them so special.
Solar Eclipse in October 2023 Overview
Eclipse: Solar Eclipse 2023 or Surya Grahan 2023
Date: 14th October 2023
Start Time (New Delhi): 11:29 PM
End Time (New Delhi): 11:34 PM
What is Solar Eclipse?
The Solar Eclipse, a captivating celestial phenomenon, occurs when the moon positions itself between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking its radiant light. This cosmic dance has fascinated humanity for centuries, revealing the exquisite side of nature. On October 14, 2023, stargazers can witness an annular solar eclipse, where the sun forms a mesmerizing “ring of fire” around the moon. The spectacle will grace the night sky, commencing at 11:29 PM and concluding at 11:34 PM (New Delhi Time).
Lunar Eclipse in October 2023 Overview
Eclipse: Lunar Eclipse 2023 or Chandra Grahan 2023
Date: 28th October 2023
Start Time (New Delhi): 11:31 PM
End Time (New Delhi): 3:36 AM (October 29, 2023)
What is Lunar Eclipse?
The lunar eclipse, another celestial marvel, occurs when the Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon’s surface. This captivating event takes place exclusively during a full moon. On 28th October 2023, the moon will gracefully traverse through Earth’s shadow, creating a partial lunar eclipse. This captivating lunar spectacle will unfold between 01:06 and 02:23 IST. Stargazers in various regions, including Asia, America, Europe and Africa, will be treated to this celestial spectacle. In New Delhi, the lunar eclipse will commence at 11:31 PM and conclude at 03:36 AM.