Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2018
There will be three partial Solar eclipses and two total Lunar eclipses in the year 2018.
Solar Eclipse and the dates in 2018(inauspicious period) are as follows:
The first Solar Eclipse in 2018: The first Partial Solar eclipse will occur on February 15, 2018. This eclipse will be visible in Southern parts of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica.
The second Solar Eclipse in 2018: The second Partial Solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) will occur on July 13, 2018. This will be visible in Indian ocean, Pacific and Australia.
The third Solar Eclipse in 2018: The third Partial Solar Eclipse 2018 will occur on August 11, 2018. This partial eclipse will be visible in Indian ocean, most of Asia, most of Europe, Africa, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica. Snan- daan(holy dip in river and donation) should be done for remedial measures.
Lunar Eclipse and dates in 2018 (inauspicious period) are as follows:
The first Lunar Eclipse in 2018: The first eclipse of the year 2018 is a Total Lunar Eclipse(PurnaChandra Grahan). This Total Lunar eclipse also known as Blood Moon will occur on 31st January 2018 on Magh Purnima. This will be visible in Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, most parts of United States, North-eastern region of Europe, Russia, Australia, North-East Africa, Arctic, Antarctica. Total Lunar Eclipse will begin on 31st January 2018, at 5: 53 PM, maximum at 5: 59 PM, end at 9:38 PM.
The second Lunar Eclipse in 2018:The second Lunar Eclipse is also a Total Lunar Eclipse will be on July 27/28, 2018. This will be visible in North-west Asia, Northeastern Europe, North America, Atlantic.
Snan-daan or charity to the needy persons will be helpful in getting rid of most of the problems coming in one’s life due to the sins(bad karma) an individual might have done in his/her previous birth.
Do’s and don’ts during the Sutak period, Solar eclipse or Lunar eclipse
This period is considered very significant for Mantra Siddhi and fulfilling an individual’s long awaited desires through Snan-daan and Mantra Siddhi. One is recommended to avoid all the auspicious events during the period of Surya Grahan(Solar eclipse) or Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse). Sutak is believed to be applicable only to the places where eclipse is visible in any form.
Activities should be avoided during the Sutak period are as follows:
Sutak starts 12 hours before the eclipse. New business should not be started.
To avoid the effects of eclipse, people should take bath after Sutak. Charity or Daan to poor or needy persons after the bath may help in removing the bad effects of the eclipse.
Any auspicious work should not be performed during Sutak period or eclipse.
People, especially pregnant women should not come out in the open under the rays of the eclipse, they should not cut anything or eat during the eclipse (It is not applicable to the children or sick persons)
Eat only the fresh or covered food after the eclipse.
The idols of God in the temple or the house should not be worshiped.
Chant Mantras to get rid of the bad effects of the eclipse.