Chand Girhan 2023: Will the last lunar eclipse of the year be visible in Pakistan?

A partial lunar eclipse was seen over Gifu Castle in central Japan.  - Reuters/File
A partial lunar eclipse was seen over Gifu Castle in central Japan. – Reuters/File

On Saturday (today), a lunar eclipse is going to appear in the sky in various parts of the world including Pakistan.

For those who like to peep into the sky, this will be the last chance to see any grand astronomical event this year.

According to a report published by, today’s lunar eclipse will be a partial penumbral lunar eclipse. earth sky – Occurring for the second and last time in 2023, just two weeks after the last solar eclipse of 2023, which occurred on October 14.

Earlier this incident had happened in the beginning of May this year.

The eclipse will be visible in parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that the lunar eclipse of October 28 will also be visible in Pakistan.

It said the eclipse will begin at 11:02 pm (local time), peak at 01:14 am, and end at 03:26 am on October 29 (Sunday).

What is lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon and casts a shadow on the Moon’s surface. They can only occur during a full moon and make an interesting skywatching target.

types of lunar eclipse

It should be noted that there are three types of lunar eclipses, depending on how the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned at the time of occurrence.

total lunar eclipse —The Earth’s shadow falls on the entire lunar surface.

partial lunar eclipse – Only part of the Moon enters Earth’s shadow, which may appear as if it is being “cut off” from the Moon’s surface.

penumbral lunar eclipse – The lighter outer part of the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon’s surface.

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