The first lunar eclipse of 2023 will take place on the intervening night of May 5 and 6, which will be seen in most countries of Asia, including Pakistan, Southern and Eastern Europe.
The lunar eclipse will start at 8:14 pm on May 5 according to Pakistani time.
According to the Meteorological Department, the peak of the partial lunar eclipse will be at 10:22 pm, while the lunar eclipse will end at 12:32 pm.
The lunar eclipse will be visible in South and Eastern Europe, most parts of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
According to Dr Javed Iqbal, director of the Institute of Space Science, the moon is 10 percent less bright than usual during the lunar eclipse.
During the lunar eclipse, the outer part of the earth’s main shadow falls on the moon, during which the moon’s brightness fades, the earth’s shadow covers only 58 percent of the moon.