The highlight of the astronomy year will be the lunar eclipse this coming Saturday.

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A partial lunar eclipse will take place on Saturday, October 28.
Two lunar eclipses are to be seen in 2023
With the Earth’s umbra covering up to 13 percent of the moon’s disk, the eclipse can be seen throughout its entire path. Lunar eclipses only occur at full moon. The sun, earth and moon are aligned, and the earth’s satellite moves through the earth’s umbra or penumbra. The moon can be immersed in this shadow ultimately (total lunar eclipse) or only partially (partial lunar eclipse).

The partial lunar eclipse on Saturday is a highlight of the astronomy year
On Saturday, the spectacle begins at 21.34 o’clock (CEST) with the moon’s entry into the earth’s umbra. The climax is at 22.14 o’clock; with the maximum eclipse, 13 percent of the moon’s disk lies then left down in the earth’s core shadow. Finally, at 10:54 p.m., the event ends with the moon’s exit from the umbra.

Vienna will witness the next lunar eclipse on March 25, 2024.
The next lunar eclipse in Vienna will occur on March 25, 2024, but it will be a practically invisible partial penumbral eclipse. On the other hand, the partial lunar eclipse on September 18, 2024, can be observed almost completely. The next total lunar eclipse that can be seen from Vienna will not take place until December 31, 2028.

  • source: vienna.at/picture: pixabay.com
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