Chandra Grahan 2023: The first lunar eclipse of the year will take place today (May 05). This will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The Sutak period of this eclipse will not be valid. A rare coincidence will happen after 130 years on this lunar eclipse which occurs on the full moon date of the month of Vaishakh, in fact after 130 years a coincidence of both Buddha Purnima and the lunar eclipse is taking place.
Chandra Grahan 2023 In India
Lunar Eclipse 2023 in India Date and Time: After the solar eclipse, the first lunar eclipse of the year is going to happen on the full moon date of Vaishakh month. This first lunar eclipse of the year will take place today (May 5 Chandra Grahan 2023). Let us tell you that this will be the second eclipse of the year 2023 at an interval of 15 days.
Earlier on April 20, the first solar eclipse of the year took place. This eclipse could not be seen in India. Now the first lunar eclipse of the year will take place on the day of Buddha Purnima. This eclipse will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. In which it will be seen as a dust storm on the surface of the moon. Let us know the time of the first lunar eclipse of the year, the Sutak period, and where it can be seen(Chandra Grahan 2023).
How will the lunar eclipse be visible in India?
According to astronomers, the first lunar eclipse of the year will be visible in Europe, most parts of Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, the Atlantic, Antarctica and the Indian Ocean. As far as the visibility of this lunar eclipse in India is concerned, based on the calculations of most of astronomers and Hindu Panchang, this lunar eclipse will not be visible in India. But according to timeanddate.com, this lunar eclipse can be seen in some parts of India.
When will the lunar eclipse start?
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According to Indian time, the first lunar eclipse of the year will begin on May 5 at 8.44 pm. Which will last till midnight i.e. 1.01 am. The highest period of eclipse will be at 10.52 pm(Chandra Grahan 2023).
Penumbral lunar eclipse
The first lunar eclipse of the year will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. According to astronomy, when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, then all three come in a straight line for some time. This phenomenon is called lunar eclipse. When the shadow of the Earth does not fall directly on the Moon, it is called a penumbral lunar eclipse.
Sutak period valid in India or not?
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From the religious point of view, whenever there is a penumbral lunar eclipse, then it is not kept in the category of eclipse, in this case, the Sutak period of this lunar eclipse will not be valid. Let us tell you that on the occurrence of a solar eclipse, the Sutak period starts 12 hours before the eclipse starts, while on a lunar eclipse, the Sutak period starts 9 hours before. No auspicious work and worship is done during the Sutak period. Only after the end of Sutak, did all religious activities start again(Chandra Grahan 2023).