Lunar Eclipse observed by IASST students and staff

Guwahati, 5 May 2023: IASST observed a penumbral lunar eclipse with its astronomical Telescope on 5th May 2023. Eclipse starts at 8:44 pm and ends at 1:01 am. Penumbral lunar eclipses are a rare celestial event because they are often difficult to observe. The dimming effect of the Earth’s penumbra is often subtle. It can be difficult to distinguish from the natural variations in the Moon’s brightness caused by changes in its position and orientation. 


Photos of the moon during the Prenumbral lunar esclipse on 5th May, 2023. Photos were taken using IASST Astronomical Telescope. Photo Courtesy: Mr. Reetesh Borpatra Gohain, Mr. Aritra Tarafder and DR. Subir Biswas