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Chandra Grahan 2023 Date, Time, Where and How to watch Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on May 5 – Times of India

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The first Lunar Eclipse of 2023, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, will happen on May 5. The eclipse will begin at 08:44 PM IST and end a…
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Chandra Grahan 2023: Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse is an astronomical event is going to happen tonight, on May 5 in the year 2023. This is going to be the first Lunar Eclipse of the year. It will be Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and in this phase the moon travels through Earth’s penumbra, or the faint outer part of its shadow which is very difficult to observe.

Chandra Grahan 2023: Lunar Eclipse Date and Time

Chandra Grahan will occur on May 5, 2023 and it will begin from 08:44 PM as per Indian Standard Time (IST) and it will end at 01:01 AM (IST) on May 6, 2023. The total duration will 4 hours 18 minutes.

LIVE Blog: Lunar Eclipse Live 2023 – Get all the latest updates on Chandra Grahan in India

Chandra Grahan 2023: How To Watch?

One can watch the Chandra Grahan through the naked eyes if the sky is clear and as we all know that it will be Penumbral Lunar Eclipse so it will only reduce the brightness of the Moon, that will be a little difficult to observe. People, who really want to enjoy by watching this celestial event then they can use binoculars and telescope.

Most of the people get confuse whether they can look the Lunar Eclipse directly through the naked eyes or not so here we are going to clear all the doubts and yes as per NASA unlike solar eclipse, Moon eclipse can be seen directly through the naked eyes, There’s no harm in looking like that.

Chandra Grahan 2023: Will this Penumbra Lunar Eclipse visible in India?

This time On May 5, 2023, it will be visible from India if the weather would be suitable and in most parts of the world where the Moon will be above the horizon at the time of the eclipse and it includes Europe, Asia, Australia , Africa, Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

Chandra Garahn 2023: FAQs

  1. What is Chandra Grahan?Chandra Grahan is the event when the earth passes between the sun and the moon.
  2. What are the types of Chandra Grahan?There are three types of Chandra Garhan – Total, Partial and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
  3. When is the first Chandra Grahan in 2023?Chandra Grahan is going to occur on May 5, 2023.
  4. When is next Chandra Grahan?Next Chandra Grahan will occur on October 28, 2023. It will be a partial Lunar Eclipse.
  5. Why we should not eat during Lunar Eclipse?As per Vedas, Chandra Grahan affects the human system in many ways – physically, psychologically and energy-wise. It is believed that the radiation of the eclipse kills microorganism and that’s the reason why one should not eat anything during the eclipse.

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