Solar Eclipses/ Lunar Eclipses both are natural phenomena. 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 eclipses and Lunar eclipses have effects on worldly affairs, the environment, and human lives.
Note: Do not see the Solar eclipses directly to save your eyes from the sun.
Solar eclipses/ Surya Grahan
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.
Lunar eclipses/ Chandra Grahan
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and the Moon, and the earth’s shadow blocks the sunlight.
Solar Eclipses and Lunar eclipses/ Effects
As per The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans More both Solar eclipse or Surya Grahan and Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan have some direct or indirect effects on the environment, worldly affairs, and human lives.
Astrological effects due to the occurrence of one Lunar Eclipse and one Solar Eclipse in a row within a month in 2023/ Effects
Two eclipses in a month which are occurring within a month in a row in 2023, between April 20 and May 5, are not auspicious for the prominent leaders, the economy, as well as political stability.
This will have bad effects and create many political, and health-related problems. Social unrest, criminal activities and accidents or natural calamities will increase for the next two to three months after occurring of the eclipse.
Some of the other problems people may face
Loss of jobs, loss of wealth, depression, prolonged illness, accidents, and failures are some of the bad results of the eclipse.
There are indications of natural calamities, floods, excessive rains, earthquakes, epidemic disease, and slow progress in economic or worldly affairs after the eclipse, throughout the world.
There will be four eclipses in all in the year 2023.”
Solar eclipses and Lunar eclipses/ Eclipses 2023/ Dates
The First eclipse of 2023 (the first Solar eclipse)
The first one is a Hybrid Solar eclipse which is a combination of an annular and Total eclipse. This eclipse will occur on April 20, 2023, from 07:04 A.M. to 12: 29 P.M. (IST). It will not be visible in India.
This Solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Antarctica, Southeast Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.
Based on past experiences, a Solar eclipse is not always bad for people’s personal life.
The Second eclipse of 2023 (the first Lunar eclipse)
The first Lunar eclipse is the Penumbral Lunar eclipse, which will occur on 5th May 2023. It will be visible in all major cities of India. It will not be visible by naked eye in India.
The third eclipse of 2023 (the Second Solar eclipse)
The Second Solar eclipse will occur on October 14, 2023. It is the last Solar Eclipse of 2023. But it will not be visible in India.
The fourth eclipse of 2023 (the Second Lunar eclipse)
The second lunar eclipse of 2023 is a partial Lunar Eclipse. It will occur on October 29, 2023, on Kartik Shukla Paksha Purnima.
The partial Lunar eclipse timings in New Delhi
Lunar Eclipse starts at 01:06 AM.
Sutak begins at 02:52 PM, October 28, 2023, and ends at 2:22 AM.
The partial lunar Eclipse will be visible from different cities in India, and the Sutak period will be valid throughout all of India, as it is visible in most of the cities in India.
Visibility of the eclipse
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere in the world on the night side of the Earth if the sky is clear. Though from some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will not be visible at times, during the lunar eclipse.
Note: The next eclipse will occur on March 14, 2025.
Rules to follow during Sutak (inauspicious period)
It is necessary to follow certain rules during the Sutak period. The Sutak period is an inauspicious time, so during this period, one must not carry out some tasks.
These are as follows:
Don’t start a new project or work.
Do not prepare or consume food.
Try to avoid going to the bathroom/toilet during the eclipse.
Avoid touching or worshiping the idols of God or the 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, and the earth’s umbral shadow falls on the moon, blocking sunlight.
A Lunar eclipse only occurs on a full moon night.
Types of solar eclipses and lunar eclipses
Eclipses are of three types: Total, Partial and Penumbral, but out of the three, a Penumbral Eclipse is the most common.
As per The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans More both Solar eclipses and Lunar eclipses have direct or indirect effects on the environment, worldly affairs, and human lives.
Types of Solar eclipses
Total solar eclipse: A total solar eclipse is visible from a small area on Earth.
Partial solar eclipse: This happens when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are not exactly aligned. …
Annular (an-yə-lər) solar eclipse: An annular eclipse happens when the Moon is farthest from Earth.
Types of Lunar eclipses
Lunar eclipses are of three types
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 a Total Lunar Eclipse.
As the Total Lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) will be visible from many places, this celestial event is very significant for performing rituals, religious activities, and remedial measures at these places, according to Vedic The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans More.
Total lunar eclipses pass through all three phases. A lunar eclipse lasts longer, taking several hours to complete.
Partial lunar eclipses
When the Moon crosses only partially into the earth’s umbra, as a result, these eclipses happen.
Penumbral lunar eclipses
When the Moon crosses only partially into the earth’s penumbra, Penumbral lunar eclipses happen.
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 Earth at its point of the orbit (perigee) closest to 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 the ‘Perigee Syzygy’ in Astronomy.
There is a belief that when a Super Moon occurs, being a unique event, it affects the life of individuals and 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 of the Lunar eclipse, which happens in the Aries sign and Bhadra Nakshatra on various signs are as follows:
Based on past experiences, a Solar eclipse is not always bad for people’s personal life.
Problems in the family. Chances for new employment or promotion are indicated.
Take care of your health. Avoid changing to a new job. You will have a wealth of favorable times.
Change in career. Speak carefully. Do not speak harsh words to avoid strained relations with your spouse.
Avoid unnecessary travel. Try to make good relations with your spouse. You will have health-related problems.
Disturbances in family life. Take care of your health. Good time for your career and there will be a sudden increase in your income.
Good for health.Indications for change in career. Take precautions, and think twice before you start a new task.
You will be restless, career related problems are going to end. Things will improve soon.
Take precautions while driving. There are indications of changes on both financial and political fronts. Increase in expenditure.
Do not take hasty relations, take care while talking with your family members. Change in career. Take care to avoid health-related problems.
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.
Take care of your eyes. Try to manage your financial matters. Take good care of your children.
Think about your health. Change in career or promotion. Good time for political power, and a career.
Do’s during the Sutak period, Solar Eclipses or Lunar eclipses
1) Snan-Daan or charity to needy persons will be helpful in getting rid of most of the problems coming in one’s life due to sins(bad karma).
2) Chant Mantras during the Eclipse to get rid of the bad effects of the Solar eclipse or Lunar eclipse.
This period is very significant for Mantra-Siddhi and fulfills an individual’s long-awaited desires through the holy dip and charity (Snan-Daan) and Mantra Siddhi.
Avoid all the auspicious events
3) But one should avoid all the auspicious events or during the period of Surya Grahan or 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 period.
Charity or Daan
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, bedding, or food to priests, needy persons, and cows after taking bath.
Sutak is applicable only to the places where the eclipse is visible in any form.
Avoid the activities during the Sutak period of Solar eclipses or Lunar eclipses, which are as follows:
1) Do not see solar eclipses with the naked eye.
2) Sutak starts 12 hours before the eclipse. Avoid the following activities during Sutak, as this is an inauspicious Dosha period:
i) A new business should not be started.
ii) Any auspicious work should not be performed during the Sutak period or eclipse.
Precautions for pregnant women
iii) People, especially pregnant women should not come out in the open under the rays of the eclipse (especially Solar Eclipse).
Women should not cut anything or eat during the eclipse. However, It is not applicable to children, old or sick persons.
iv) Eat only fresh or covered food after the eclipse, and avoid any leftover food.
v) Do not worship the idols of God in the temple or the house.