The first lunar eclipse of 2023 in Pakistan will take place on May 5 and end on May 6, while the celestial event will be visible across Asian countries, and southern and eastern Europe.
According to the Met Office, the lunar eclipse in Pakistan will begin at 8:14 pm on May 5 and it will peak at 10:22 pm, while the astronomical event will end after midnight as the duration will be around four hours and 18 minutes.
During the penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon will become darker under the Earth’s shadow, which will cover nearly 60 percent of the moon. In a penumbral eclipse, the moon travels through the Earth’s penumbra, which is the faint outer part of its shadow.
This causes the moon to dim, which makes it difficult to observe.
The lunar eclipse will be visible across Asian countries, including Pakistan, Southern and Eastern Europe, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean.
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan Meteorological Department had earlier stated that four eclipses will take place during 2023, which includes two lunar and two solar eclipses.
This lunar eclipse in the second one to take place this year and the annular eclipse of the sun, which will take place on October 14 and 15 will not be visible in Pakistan.
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