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    Lunar Eclipse December 20th / 21st 2010 – Chandra Grahan 2010 – Total Lunar Eclipse in India

    Total Lunar Eclipse or Sampurna Chandra Grahan will occur on December 20th and 21st, 2010.

    Lunar Eclipse will start during midnight on December 21, 2010 in North America and South America. The beginnings of the total eclipse will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise. The end of the total eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia, it also appears very visible to the Philippines just after sunset (as in a partial lunar eclipse).

    Check out the Full Details on Partial Solar Eclipse in January 2011

    Total Lunar Eclipse on December 2010
    Previous Lunar Eclipse was Partial Lunar Eclipse occurred on December 31st, 2009.

    Following Countries where Total Lunar Eclipse 2010 will be visible

    • UK
    • Sweden
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Japan
    • some parts of China
    • Indonesia
    • South Korea
    • some places of North Eastern Asia
    • Australia

    Total Lunar Eclipse December 20-21 2010 Time Schedule in UT and GMT

    • Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 05:29:17 UT
    • Partial Eclipse Begins: 06:32:37 UT (Pakshik Chandra Grahan starts)
    • Total Eclipse Begins: 07:40:47 UT (Purna Chandra Grahan begins)
    • Greatest Eclipse: 08:16:57 UT
    • Total Eclipse Ends: 08:53:08 UT (Poorna Chandra Grahan ends)
    • Partial Eclipse Ends: 10:01:20 UT (Pakshik Chandra Grahan ends)
    • Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 11:04:31 UT

    Check out the exact time when the Total Lunar Eclipse will occur in respective countries here

    World Map showing the Path of Total Lunar Eclipse on December 20 / 21, 2010

    Hindu Rituals during Lunar Eclipse

    Usually during a lunar eclipse, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of the lunar eclipse.

    As per traditional Hindu lunar calendar, December 20th is Paush Poornima and the famous Magh Mela begins at Allahabad (Sangam in Prayag).

    People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Shiva like the Ashtakshara Mantra or Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever there is a Solar or Lunar eclipse. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.

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