An eclipse is a natural phenomenon. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon’s position is between Earth and the Sun, Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon. Both Solar and Lunar eclipses have effects on the worldly affairs, environment, and human lives.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s position is between Earth and the Sun, as a result, a portion of the sun is covered by the moon’s shadow totally or partially.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, the earth’s shadow blocks the sunlight.
As per The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans both Solar eclipse(Surya Grahan) and Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) have some direct or indirect effects on the environment, worldly affairs, and human lives.
Solar Eclipses 2020,Lunar Eclipses 2020
Eclipses are of three types: Total, Partial and Penumbral, Penumbral Eclipse is most common.
There will be six eclipses in 2020, four Lunar eclipses and two Solar eclipses.
The types of all the four Lunar eclipses are Penumbral Lunar eclipses.
While the types of Solar eclipses are annular Solar Eclipse and Total Solar Eclipse.
These Solar eclipses will occur on following dates:
Annular Solar eclipse on June 21, 2020 and Total Solar Eclipse on December 14, 2020.
The four penumbral eclipses will occur on following dates:
January 10, June 5, July 4, November 29. The first two Lunar Eclipses will be visible in India.
Lunar Eclipses 2020
The first Lunar Eclipse of 2020: Wolf Moon Eclipse
The first Eclipse is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, which is also first eclipse of the year, occurs on Friday, 10 January 2020.
This Penumbral Lunar eclipse will be visible from Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.
It will not be visible in most parts of United States. But it will be visible in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, France, Germany, Singapore, Mauritius and China.
The cities where the eclipse will be visible in India
This eclipse will be visible in northern,western and South India, including New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, bangaluru and Hyderabad.
The location where full eclipse will begin on Friday, January 10, at UTC time is 17:07:44; (time in Washington is 22:37:44).
Maximum eclipse on 10 January at UTC time is 19:10:02.
Penumbral eclipse ends on 10 January at UTC time is 21:12:19; (time in Washington is 02:42:19).
Total duration will be 4 hours and 5 minutes.
This eclipse will take place in Gemini sign (Mithun Rashi) and Ardra Nakshatra. Changes are expected for natives, born in this sign as well as other signs. This eclipse will be visible in India.
Time of this first Lunar Eclipse in India
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in India begins on Friday, 10 January 2020 at 10:37 pm (IST). It will last for 4 hours and 5 minutes till 02:42 am IST on January 11, 2020.
Maximum eclipse on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 00:40 IST.
Lunar eclipse ends on January 11, 2020 at 02:42 IST.
Total duration is 4 hours and 5 minutes.
The will be no Sutak period for Penumbral Lunar eclipses.
Solar Eclipses 2020
In 2020 there will be two Solar eclipses. Only one of the two Solar eclipses would be visible from India.
Solar Eclipses, 2020 are as follows:
1) The first Solar Eclipse is an Annular Solar Eclipse occurs on Sunday, 21 June 2020. will be visible in India.
2) The second Solar Eclipse is a Total Solar Eclipse, occurs on 14 December 2020.
As per Astrology both Solar eclipse and Lunar Eclipse have direct or indirect effects on the environment, worldly affairs, and human lives.
Events at global scale are as follows:
This eclipse will take place in Gemini(Mithun) sign and Ardra Nakshatra. Changes are expected for natives, born in this sign. Out of three Solar eclipses, only this eclipse will be visible in India.
Sutak Period of Eclipse
Do not see Solar eclipse directly to save your eyes from sun rays.
Rules to follow during Sutak (inauspicious period)
It is necessary to follow certain rules during the Sutak period. The Sutak period is considered to be an inauspicious time, so during this period, some tasks must not be carried out.
These are as follows:
Starting a new project or work must not be done.
Preparing or consuming food is prohibited.
Avoid going to the bathroom/toilet.
Avoid touching or worshiping the idols of god or Tulsi plant.
Do not eat Non-vegetarian food.
Refrain from cleaning your teeth or combing your hair.
Definitions: Super Moon, Blue Moon, Blood Moon, the rare natural Phenomena and Total Lunar Eclipse
What is a Lunar Eclipse, a Total Lunar Eclipse, a Super Moon, a Blue Moon and a Blood Moon?
A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon, and the earth are positioned in a straight line, the earth is positioned in the middle, the earth’s umbral shadow falls on the moon, blocking sunlight.
A Lunar eclipse only occurs on a full moon night.
Total Lunar Eclipse
A Total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth’s full umbral shadow falls on the moon, completely blocking the sunlight, known as Total Lunar Eclipse.
As the Total Lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) will be visible from many places, this celestial event has been considered significant for performing rituals, religious activities and remedial measures at these places, according to Vedic astrology
The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and human beings
A Super Moon is a full moon or a new moon that coincides with the closest distance and reaches to Earth in its point of the orbit (perigee) closest to the earth. This results in a larger size of the moon than the average Full Moon (Purnima) visible from the earth.
It is (14 % bigger and brighter), technically named as the ‘Perigee Syzygy’ in Astronomy.
It is believed that when a Super Moon occurs, being a unique event, affects the life of individuals and the worldly affairs.
A Blood Moon occurs due to the refraction of the earth on the moon, the moon looks reddish, it is known as Blood Moon.
A Blue Moon happens when two full moons happen in the same calendar month.
Effects on Lunar eclipse on various signs are as follows:
Based on past experiences, Solar eclipse is not always bad for people’s personal life.
- Mesha (Aries): Problems in the family. Chances for new employment or promotion are indicated.
- Vrishabha (Taurus): Take care of your health. Avoid changing a new job. You will have a wealt favorable time.
- Mithun (Gemini): Change in career. Speak carefully. Do not speak harsh words to avoid strained relations with spouse.
- Karka (Cancer): Avoid unnecessary travels. Try to make good relations with your spouse. You will have health related problems.
- Simha (Leo): Disturbances in family life. Take care of your health. Good time for career and there will be a sudden increase in your income.
- Kanya (Virgo): Good for health.Indications for change in career. Take precaution, think twice before you start a new task.
- Tula (Libra): You will be restless, career related problems are going to end. Things will improve soon.
- Scorpio (Vrishchika): Take precautions while driving. There are indications for changes at both financial and political front. Increase in expenditure.
- Dhanu (Sagittarius): Do not take hasty relations, take care while talking with your family members. Change in career. Take care to avoid health related problems.
- Makar (Capricorn): Increase in responsibilities and expenditure.. There may be health related problems for those suffering from high or low blood pressure. Upay: worship Lord Shiva and Hanumanji.
- Kumbha (Aquarius): Take care of your eyes. Try to manage your financial matters. Take good care of your children.
- Meen (Pisces): Think about your health. Change in career or promotion. Good time for political power, career.
Do’s during the Sutak period, Solar Eclipse or Lunar eclipse
1) 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.
2) Chant Mantras during the Eclise to get rid of the bad effects of the eclipse.
This period is considered very significant for Mantra-Siddhi and fulfilling an individual’s long-awaited desires through the holy dip and charity (Snan-Daan) and Mantra Siddhi.
3) But one is recommended to avoid all the auspicious events or during the period of Surya Grahan (Solar eclipse) or Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse).
4) To avoid the effects of the eclipse, take bath or dip in the holy river after the Eclipse ends. People should take a bath after the Sutak.
5) Charity or Daan to poor or needy persons after the bath may help in removing the bad effects of the eclipse.
6) Perform rituals by donating clothes, beddings or food to Priest, needy persons and cow after taking bath.
Sutak is believed to be applicable only to the places where the eclipse is visible in any form.
Activities to be avoided during the Sutak period are as follows:
1) Do not see solar eclipse with the naked eyes.
2) Sutak starts 12 hours before the eclipse. Following activities should be avoided during Sutak.
3) A new business should not be started.
4) Any auspicious work should not be performed during Sutak period or eclipse.
5) People, especially pregnant women should not come out in the open under the rays of the eclipse (especially Solar Eclipse), they should not cut anything or eat during the eclipse (It is not applicable to the children, old or sick persons)
6) Eat only the fresh or covered food after the eclipse, avoid any leftover food.
7) The idols of God in the temple or the house should not be worshiped.