A Lunar Eclipse visible to Sri Lanka on Oct 28th

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – There will be a partial lunar eclipse on October 28th night said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, the Head of the Department of Physics and the Director of Astronomy and Space Science Unit, Colombo University.

This lunar eclipse is also visible to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, and Antarctica. This is the last eclipse of the year 2023 comprising of two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses.

The partial lunar eclipse begins at 11.32 p.m. on the night of October 28th with the moon entering into the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow (less dark shadow) and ends up at 3.56  a.m. on the 29th. The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

The visible part of the partial eclipse begins at 1.05 a.m. on the 29th with the moon enters into the Umbra – the dark part of the Earth’s shadow and ends up when the moon leaves the Umbra at 2.23 a.m. About 6% of the moon surface will be covered by the dark shadow of the Earth around the greatest eclipse due at 1.44 a.m. on the 29th said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne.

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