Lunar Eclipse 2020: Chandra Grahan Date and Time

A Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse holds great importance in Vedic Astrology due to the powerful impact it has on all zodiac signs alike. An astronomical event, closely tied to Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse, in 2020 there are going to be plenty of eclipses. Lunar eclipses are supposed to happen when the Earth, on its orbital path, blocks the sun’s light, which would otherwise have reflected off the moon.

In other words, when Moon is posited in between the straight line of the Sun and the Earth, then Lunar Eclipses occur. As the Earth is posited in between them, the visibility of the Moon from the Earth is reduced to a minimum. This event can only happen on a full moon night. It is also known by the name “Chandra Grahan” in Vedic Astrology It is supposed to have a great impact on the astrological conditions of a person.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहां क्लिक करें : चंद्र ग्रहण 2020

Types of Lunar Eclipses

Lunar eclipses are of 3 types and it is dependent upon the covered portion of the Moon’s disk. The different types of Lunar eclipses are:

Partial Lunar Eclipse: This phenomenon happens when the Earth only partially covers the Moon and casts only its penumbra on Earth.

Total Lunar Eclipse: It is a condition when the Earth is completely over the Moon. During this type of Eclipse, the Moon and the Earth come in a straight line formation with the Sun.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: This celestial event happens when the Moon moves and enters the Earth’s penumbra. This obstructs the Sun’s rays from reaching parts of the moon, thus creates a fragmented image of the moon.

Lunar Eclipse And its Close Ties With Vedic Astrology

Even though Moon is not a planet, it is considered as one of the most important planets in Vedic Astrology when an Astrologer is analyzing a Kundali. Moon is considered to be an integral part of Navagrahas. It has different effects on different zodiac signs. It is the controller of the Cancer zodiac sign, remains exalted in Taurus zodiac sign and is debilitated in the Scorpio zodiac sign. It is considered to be nocturnal and feminine in its nature. It also represents Mother in the birth chart. A strong Moon in one’s birth chart indicates a great personality, a sharp mind, and prosperous and happy family life. An afflicted Moon is expected to hinder physical growth and predicts a certain sort of changeability in nature.

Gemstone Pearl is used for strengthening the Moon and its placement in one’s birth chart. The placement of Rahu and Ketu in specific house or signs cause Lunar Eclipse. Ketu is considered as the south node and Rahu is considered as the north node of the moon. The mythology says that when Lord Vishnu tried to kill the demon Swarbhanu, the demon who drank the immortal nectar of life which was gained after Samundra Manthan, his head and torso were separated. After this Rahu and Ketu were formed from Swarbhanu’s head and torso. These two are considered to be the shadow planets that curse the Moon and Sun by creating a shadow on them, which is ultimately known as the Eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse in 2020

Here are the 4 Lunar eclipses that are prominent in 2020:

First Lunar Eclipse: 11th and 12th January i.e. Saturday and Sunday is the date for the first important lunar eclipse of 2020. As per the calculations of Hindu Panchang, the first Lunar Eclipse of 2020 will be observed during the Purnava Nakshatra in Krishna Paksha, in the Prathma Tithi under the Gemini zodiac sign. Because of its effects on the Gemini sign, the natives of this sign might undergo several changes in this duration.

Second Lunar Eclipse: June 6th and 7th is the date of the second Lunar eclipse of 2020 and it can be seen from 23:16 to 02:32. As per the calculations of Hindu Calendar, the 2nd Lunar Eclipse would take place in the Scorpio zodiac sign in the Krishna Paksha under Jyeshtha Nakshatra. Scorpio natives might face some changes during this time.

Third Lunar Eclipse: 5th July is the date of the third Lunar eclipse. 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 eclipse of 2020, i.e. the 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.

Precautions during the Lunar Eclipse 2020

These are some of the precautions that must be kept in mind during the Lunar Eclipse of 2020:

  • One must perform meditation and worship Lord Moon during this period.
  • No new task or project must not be initiated in this period.
  • Basil and Tulsi leave should be kept in a bowl containing food items. One must avoid touching these plants during this time.
  • Pregnant ladies must avoid using any of the sharp tools such as knives, scissors, or cutter as it can affect the life of the unborn child.
  • Any pictures or idols of god must not be touched during this time.
  • In order to cleanse the house, sprinkle some Gangajal after the eclipse ends.
  • Donate to a needy or a Brahmin when the eclipse comes to an end.
  • The following mantra should also be recited during Lunar eclipse:
    ॐ क्षीरपुत्राय विद्महे अमृत तत्वाय धीमहि तन्नो चन्द्रः प्रचोदयात्!!

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

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