When the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, causing the Earth’s shadow to fall on the Moon, a lunar eclipse occurs. In the year 2023, two lunar and two solar eclipses are suppose to take place.
One solar eclipse and one lunar eclipse have already taken place, and the other two are supposed to occur later in 2023.
The second lunar eclipse will take place on 29th October 2023.
This lunar eclipse will start at 1:06 am on 29th October 2023 and will end at 2:22 am, as per Drik Panchang.
During a lunar eclipse, the Moon appears to darken and may take on a reddish or orange tint.
This is because some of the Earth’s atmosphere refracts or bends sunlight around the Earth and onto the Moon, casting a reddish hue.
Timing and Sutak Period of Chandra Grahan 2023
- Lunar Eclipse Starts – 01:06 AM
- Lunar Eclipse Ends – 02:22 AM
- Local Eclipse Duration – 01 Hour 16 Mins 16 Secs
- Sutak Begins – 2:52 PM, 28th October 2023
- Sutak Ends – 02:22 AM, 29th October 2023
- Sutak for Kids, Old, and Sick Begins – 8:52 PM, 28th October 2023
- Sutak for Kids, Old, and Sick Ends – 2:22 AM, 29th October 2023
There are Three Types Of Lunar Eclipses (Chandra Grahan)
There are three types of lunar eclipses:
- Total lunar eclipse,
- Partial lunar eclipse,
- Penumbral lunar eclipse.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s umbra or dark shadow.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the Moon passes through the Earth’s umbra and a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra or outer shadow.
The second lunar eclipse of 2023 will be a partial lunar eclipse seen in regions of Australia, the E. Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Beliefs about Chandra Grahan In Hinduism
Rahu and Ketu in astrology are generally consider malefic planetary objects.
It is believe that Rahu’s biggest enemies are Sun and the Moon and he periodically swallows them, leading to solar and lunar eclipses.
It is believe that the Sun and Moon gods are in pain during an eclipse and therefore an eclipse is considered an inauspicious event in Hinduism.
Many precautions are advise during the eclipses and also during the Sutak period.
So, the year’s first lunar eclipse took place on 5th May, 2023.
What made this extra special was the fact that it pass through Earth’s penumbral shadow, which varied slightly, dimming the northern part of the moon’s disk.
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