What is a lunar eclipse? Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth is positioned exactly between the Moon and the Sun.
When will the lunar eclipse be? The greatest eclipse will happen at 1.45 AM IST on October 29. At that time, about 12 per cent of the Moon’s disk will be in Earth’s shadow.
What will happen during the lunar eclipse? The Moon will be about 62 degrees above the horizon at the moment of greatest eclipse. At that time, about 12 per cent of the Moon’s disk will be in Earth’s shadow.
Total vs partial lunar eclipse The lunar eclipse happening on October 29 is a partial lunar eclipse, which means that the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned imperfectly.
How can you watch a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse is safe to view directly without any eye protection. You can also use a telescope or a pair of binoculars for better viewing.
When will be the next lunar eclipse in India? The next lunar eclipse visible in the country will happen on September 7, 2025.