Eclipse of 2023: When to watch Solar and Lunar Eclipses online; Know the date, details here


The year 2023 will see two Solar Eclipses and two Suns. Here’s when, where, and how you can observe these eclipses.

A solar eclipse is a celestial event that changes the appearance of the Sun and Moon and it is a wonderful thing to see. However, you need to take some precautions when viewing a lunar eclipse to avoid any damage to your eyes. The year 2023 has arrived and people will be able to see a total of 4 solar eclipses – 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses. These eclipses will be seen in different parts of the world. Know when, where and how you can watch Surya and Chandra Grahan in 2023.

Eclipse in 2023

The year 2023 will see two solar eclipses. Once on April 20, while the other time on October 14. According to information provided by timeanddate.com, a Total Solar Eclipse will occur on April 20 and will be observable in the South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will pass through North, Central, and South America. It will be seen in sections of USAMexico and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this lunar eclipse, according to NASA.

Lunar eclipse in 2023

Similar to a solar eclipse, there will be two lunar eclipses this year. According to the information provided by NASA, a penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on May 5, 2023, and a partial lunar eclipse will occur on October 28, 2023. A penumbral lunar eclipse will appear in Africa, Asia, and Australia. While a partial lunar eclipse can be seen by people in North America, most of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia.

How to watch solar eclipses and eclipses

It is never safe to look directly at the Sun and Moon during a lunar eclipse without specialized eye protection designed for viewing eclipses. Seeing a solar eclipse with the naked eye can cause permanent eye damage leading to blindness.

Safe technique for observation eclipse is by using an appropriate filter such as aluminum-coated Mylar, black polymer, shading 14, or by projecting an image of the Sun onto a telescopic whiteboard. Similarly, to observe a lunar eclipse, you can use binoculars or a telescope.

How to watch the eclipse online

Many organizations including NASA and individuals around the globe present live streams and videos of Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Searching online will provide many options for viewing from your computer screen.

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