What is Lunar Eclipse: Lunar eclipse is formed when earth comes in between sun and moon and the shadow of the earth falls on the moon. Important thing to note is that a Lunar eclipse will occur only on a full moon night, which is referred as “Poornima” in Hindi. Unlike Solar eclipse which can be viewed from small location of the world, a Lunar eclipse can be views from anywhere on the night side of earth. A lunar eclipse last much longer then a Solar eclipse. Unlike Solar eclipse a Lunar eclipse is much safer to view with a naked eye.
Below Given are Dates for Lunar and Solar Eclipse in 2017 – 2018 – 2019
THE LUNAR ECLIPSE IN 2017
7/8 AUGUST 2017 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
THE LUNAR ECLIPSE IN 2018
31 JANUARY 2018 – Total Lunar Eclipse
27/28 JULY 2018 – Total Lunar Eclipse
THE LUNAR ECLIPSE IN 2019
20/21 January 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse
16/17 July 2019 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
What is Solar eclipse: A solar eclipse takes place on a new moon day when Moon comes in between earth and Sun. The Moon covers Sun partially or fully. A solar eclipse takes place only when Sun and Moon are conjunct and are within close proximity of one of the nodes.
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN 2017
21 August 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN 2018
15 February 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
13 July 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
11 August 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN 2019
5/6 January 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
2 July 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
26 December 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Astrologically the Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) are very important as they are associated with the Moon; they represent emotions which are the changing and susceptible part of human psychology. The nodes also represent past karmas letting us know where we have been focusing in our life and where we need to focus for future. The nodes are very powerful, as they have the supremacy to caste shadow over the luminaries that is Sun and Moon, bringing darkness and negativity in our thoughts, intelligence, and emotions. The eclipses effect everyone nature, behavior besides casting shadow on Sun and Moon.
Some do’s and don’ts during Solar and Lunar eclipse
Given below are certain things that you should do on the Day of Eclipse
- The eclipses are great period for Mantra Siddhi – What that means is that if you desire something and you want to do mantra remedy for achieving your goals. The eclipse period is very good period for mastering the mantra. Below are some of the mantra for your reference
Mantra for Financial Gains – Om Namo Dev Bhagwate Trilochanam Tripuram
Anjali Me Kalyanam Kuru Kuru Swaha
Mantra for improving education – Om Aim Hrim Kleem Maha Saraswati Devaya Namaha
Mantra for conceiving – Om Namo Bhagavate Jagatprasutaye Namah ?
- Facing Health issues – if you are facing health issues then you should donate mixed items which can include weight, rice, sugar, oil, Jaggery, (Basically items of all planets) equal to your weight and donate to a organization which is doing social work. Can be an orphanage etc.
Given below are certain things that you should Not do on the Day of Eclipse
- Special care is needed for pregnant ladies. So you should take sufficient rest during the period of eclipse.
- Do not do out and see the eclipse, especially the Solar eclipse as it can severely damage the eyesight.
- Avoid Intercourse / Sex during the period of eclipse. As it is not good for the lady to conceive during this period.
- Some people also believe that you should avoid eating during this period. However if you are one of those who needs to take medicine after eating then you should not be avoiding your medicine at any cost.
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