A partial lunar eclipse will be visible across the eastern Americas, Europe, Africa, Russia, Asia, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica on October 28, 2023. The event will peak at 20:14 UTC and will be part of the Saros 146 series.
The partial lunar eclipse is set to occur on October 28, 2023, and will reach its maximum at 20:14:06 UTC. This upcoming event is taking place 2.7 days after the Moon’s perigee, its closest approach to Earth. The eclipse will be visible across a broad geographic expanse, encompassing the eastern Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
This particular eclipse will be the 11th in the Saros 146 series, which consists of 72 eclipses. All the eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. Over time, the Moon moves southward relative to the node, causing a decrease in the gamma value. The synodic month during which this eclipse will happen has been assigned a Brown Lunation Number of 1247.
Importantly, this lunar eclipse comes two weeks after an annular solar eclipse that took place on October 14, 2023. Both celestial events are part of a single eclipse season, a period rich in astronomical phenomena.
At the time of the eclipse, the Moon will be in the constellation Aries.
1 Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2023 Oct 28 – Fred Espenak – Accessed October 26, 2023
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