Eclipse 2020: Know Solar Eclipse & Lunar Eclipse Dates

Eclipse 2020

Eclipses are an astronomical event in which either of the celestial body (Sun or Moon) covers another celestial body, partially or wholly. The astrological importance of these eclipses is really high as it directly influences one’s kundli and has different impacts on different zodiac signs. Eclipse is regarded as a celestial event that has its significance in both Science and Astrology.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करे : ग्रहण 2020

The two types of eclipses that occur are Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses.

Solar Eclipse: Meaning

The phenomenon of Solar eclipse happens when the Moon, during its movement on the orbital path, happens to come between the Earth and the Sun, which thereby casts a shadow on the Sun. The cosmic event of Solar eclipse can only be seen from a certain area. In Vedic Astrology, it is also known as Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse.

When the Moon casts its shadow on Earth, it blocks various rays from the Sun. The Moon is small in size as compared to the Sun and when it comes in front of the Sun, it is not able to cover it completely. Because of this, the eclipse only happens in some parts of the Earth. And with the movement of Sun and Moon, these areas might not remain the same during the whole eclipse.

Read in detail: Solar Eclipse 2020

Types of Solar Eclipses

Solar eclipses are of 4 types and different types of Solar eclipses are:

Partial Solar Eclipses: When the moon only covers some portion of the Sun, it is known as Partial Solar eclipse.

Annular Solar Eclipses: This phenomenon is considered to happen when the Size of Moon is small as compared to the Sun, so it is not able to fully cover the Sun. That is what’s known as the Annular Solar Eclipse when the outer part of the Sun cannot be completely covered by the Moon’s shadow. This phenomenon is also responsible for the ring of fire that is visible around the Sun.

Total Solar Eclipses: When the moon completely covers the Sun it is known as Total Solar Eclipses. One can only see a total solar eclipse if he is present in the path where the Moon casts its darkest shadow.

Hybrid Solar Eclipses: They are also known as annular-total eclipses and are the rarest type. They happen when an eclipse is switching from total to Annular or vice versa.

Solar Eclipse in 2020

First Solar Eclipse:

The first Solar eclipse of 2020 will happen on the 21st of June. It will also be the only Annual Solar eclipse of 2020. This Solar Eclipse will take place in the Mrigashrisha Nakshatra during Amavasya tithi in Krishna Paksha in the Gemini zodiac sign. Gemini Natives might undergo some changes and might have to face some adverse effects because of this eclipse.

Second Solar Eclipse:

The second and the last Solar eclipse of 2020 will occur on 14th and 15th December 2020 i.e. Monday and Tuesday. According to the Hindu Panchang, this eclipse will happen during the Amavasya tithi in the Jyeshta Hindu Month in Scorpio sign.

Lunar Eclipse: Meaning

A Lunar Eclipse occurs when Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks the rays coming from the Sun, which would have reflected on the moon. It holds a great significance in both Vedic Astrology and Science. In other words, when Moon is posited in between the straight line of the Sun and the Earth, then Lunar Eclipses occur. This is also called Chandra Grahan.

Because of the Lunar Eclipse, the visibility of the Moon from the earth reduces to a minimum. A Lunar Eclipse only happens on a full moon night. This holds great importance in Astrology and is expected to affect one’s astrological conditions.

Read in detail: Lunar Eclipse 2020


Types of Lunar Eclipses

Lunar eclipses are of 3 types and the different types of Lunar eclipses are:

Partial Lunar Eclipses: When only a partial part of the Moon is covered by the Earth, then it is known as Partial Lunar Eclipse.

Total Lunar Eclipses: When Earth is able to fully cover the Moon, it is known as total Lunar Eclipse. This situation only happens when the Earth, the moon, and then Sun are posited in a straight line and at an angle of 180 degrees.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipses: This is a phenomenon when Moon in its path moves through Earth’s penumbra. It dims the surface of the Moon and creates a fragmented image due to the blocked rays from the Sun.

Lunar Eclipse in 2020

The 4 Lunar eclipses that are prominent in 2020 are:

First Lunar Eclipse: The date for the first prominent Lunar eclipse of 2020 is 11th and 12th January i.e. Saturday and Sunday As per the Hindu Panchang, this eclipse can be observed during the time of Purnava Nakshatra in Krishna Paksha on the Prathama tithi in the zodiac sign Gemini. Gemini natives might undergo some changes because of the same.

Second Lunar Eclipse: The date for the second Lunar Eclipse of 2020 is June 6th and 7th and it can be seen from 23:16 to 02:32. As per the Hindu Panchang, this second eclipse would happen in Scorpio sign during Krishna Paksha on the Prathama tithi during Jyeshta Nakshatra. Because of this Scorpio natives might face some changes in this time.

Third Lunar Eclipse: The date for the third Lunar Eclipse of 2020 is 5th July On Sunday, this eclipse will be visible from 08:38 to 11:21. Hindu Panchang says that this eclipse will happen in Sagittarius sign during the Shukla Paksha on Poornima tithi in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra. Sagittarius natives are expected to face some of the changes.

Fourth Lunar Eclipse: The last and 4th Lunar Eclipse will happen on 30th November 2020. This Eclipse will happen in Taurus Sign and this will happen during Shukla Paksha on Poornima tithi in Rohini Nakshatra. Natives of the Taurus sign will face some changes because of that.

2020 Eclipse Vedic Astrology

In Hindu Vedic Astrology it is considered that the planetary positions, transits, and Nakshatras mentioned in one’s birth chart are capable of identifying a person’s traits, karma, and deeds. The most important Navgrahas include Sun and Moon which are the epitome of life and sustainability.

Rahu and Ketu, which are called the shadow planets overpower Sun and Moon and form the eclipses. Eclipses are usually associated with malefic effects on various astrological signs.

Mantras for Eclipse

There are various mantras that can be enchanted to reduce the malefic effects of the Grahan or the Eclipse. Some of which are:

“तमोमय महाभीम सोमसूर्यविमर्दन। हेमताराप्रदानेन मम शान्तिप्रदो भव॥१॥”
“विधुन्तुद नमस्तुभ्यं सिंहिकानन्दनाच्युत। दानेनानेन नागस्य रक्ष मां वेधजाद्भयात्॥२॥”

Solar Eclipse Mantra

(Surya Grahan Mantra)

"ॐ आदित्याय विदमहे दिवाकराय धीमहि तन्न: सूर्य: प्रचोदयात"

Lunar Eclipse Mantra

“ॐ क्षीरपुत्राय विद्महे अमृत तत्वाय धीमहि तन्नो चन्द्रः प्रचोदयात्”

Rituals to Eliminate Grahan Dosha

Astrology has a solution to all our problems and astrology comes with a solution for Grahan Dosha too. If a person is suffering from a Grahan Dosha, he must perform these rituals:

  1. One must serve there Guru in every possible way and recite the Guru mantra at all times.
  2. If one has malefic effects of the Grahan Dosha of the sun, then offering water to the Sun can help. They must also recite Aditya Hridaya Stotra Path during the following rite and avoid consuming salt.
  3. If One has malefic effects of the Grahan Dosha of the Moon, then one must donate white-colored clothes and feed kheer to girls on Monday.
  4. Maha Mrityunjyay mantra has amazing powers and chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will help a person to reduce the malefic effects.

Do’s and Dont’s during Eclipses 2020

Apart from the things that must be done during this time, there are certain things that must be avoided during this period, they are:

  1. One must avoid taking any sort of edible item during this time. However, kids, sick people, and elders are exempted from this rule.
  2. One must not begin any new task during this period, as it is considered to be really inauspicious.
  3. The use of Scissors, Knives, or any kind of sharp object must be avoided during this time.
  4. One must make sure that he/she does not touch the idols of God during this time.
  5. Combing hair, brushing teeth is also considered to be inauspicious during this period.

These are the Eclipses that are prominent in 2020 and they must be dealt with care and precaution. Also, there are some rules, precautions, and things that need to be taken care of during that time and one can talk to an astrologer in order to prevent all the mishappenings during this time.



Dr. Arun Bansal

Exp:40 years

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