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Lunar Eclipse 2023 highlights: Images of the ‘Flower Moon’ eclipse

Chandra grahan 2023 live updates: This year’s Flower Moon coincided with a penumbral lunar eclipse. Scroll below to see our highlights from the event.

The penumbral lunar eclipse during the flower moonThe moon during a lunar eclipse, in New Delhi, Friday, May 5, 2023. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)

Chandra grahan in India, Lunar eclipse 2023 live: The penumbral lunar eclipse that happened last night (May 5) was visible to viewers in India, unlike the solar eclipse that happened on April 20. But it might have been a little difficult to spot since it is a penumbral eclipse.

All eclipses begin and end as penumbral eclipses. But during an eclipse, if the Moon passes through the dark part of the Earth’s shadow (umbra), it turns into either a partial or a total eclipse, where one part of or the entire Moon will be completely obscured. But that is not the case tonight.

But during last night’s lunar eclipse, the Moon only passed through the faint outer edges of the Earth’s shadow (penumbra). Due to this, the only visible change was the that the disc of Earth’s lone satellite was almost imperceptibly dimmed.

For viewers in New Delhi, the eclipse started at 8.45 PM IST on May 5 and went on till 1.02 AM IST on May 6. It was visible in all regions of the world where the moon will be above the horizon during the eclipse. This includes Antarctica, Asia, Russia, Africa and Oceania. The eclipse was at its greatest at around 10.54 PM IST on May 5.

Yesterday’s eclipse coincided with the “Flower Moon,” which is a name for the full moon that happens in May every year. It is called Flower Moon because springtime typically starts around May in the Northern Hemisphere and the season is associated with an abundance of flowers.

You can see highlights from the lunar eclipse below.

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The penumbral lunar eclipse could have been a little difficult to notice but you could have might a glimpse of a dark brown shadow over the Moon at the time of the greatest eclipse.

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First published on: 05-05-2023 at 17:07 IST



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