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    Lunar Eclipse December 10th 2011 – Chandra Grahan 2011 – Total Lunar Eclipse in India

    Total Lunar Eclipse or Purna Chandra Grahan will occur on December 10th, 2011. It is the second total lunar eclipses in the year 2011, the first Lunar Eclipse occurred on December 10th, 2011. Total Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan will be visible in India, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and United States.

    Lunar Eclipse will start on December 10th, 2011. It will be visible from all of Asia and Australia, seen as rising over eastern Europe, and setting over northwest North America. In the Philippines, the lunar eclipse is visible just after sunset. Moon will be fully covered from 7:36 PM to 8:37 PM.

    Lunar Eclipse December 10th 2011 – Chandra Grahan 2011

    Following Countries where Total Lunar Eclipse 2011 will be visible

    • Asian countries
    • Australia
    • Eastern Europe
    • North America
    • Philippines

    Total Lunar Eclipse December 10 2011 Duration

    • Totality: 00:51:08
    • Partial: 3:32:15
    • Penumbral: 5:56:21

    Total Lunar Eclipse December 10 2011 Time Schedule in India

    Poorna Chandra Grahan (total lunar eclipse) will be visible in India from December 10, 2011 night from 5.02 pm IST and end at 11.02 pm.

    • Total Lunar Eclipse in India will begin at : 5.02 pm IST (December 10)
    • Total Lunar Eclipse in India will end at : 11.02 pm IST (December 10)

    “Anyone missing this 52 minutes eclipse will have to wait till July 27, 2018, for such a long total eclipse (103 minutes). There’s also another total eclipse on October 8, 2014 but it will only be partially visible in India for six minutes. In 2013 there will be another partial lunar eclipse,” informed general secretary of the Planetary Society of India, AP, N. Raghunandan Kumar. The eclipse will be partially visible in some parts of Europe, Africa, the West Asia, Australia, North America, Green-land and the Indian, Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

    A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth, in the course of its orbit around the Sun, comes between the moon and sun in such a way that moon is hidden in the shadow cast by the earth. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in a straight line. Most Hindu temples in the country will remain closed on this occasion which is considered a bad omen.

    World Map showing the Path of Total Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011

    World Map showing the Path of Total Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011

    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 10th 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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    One Comment

    1. kiran says:

      what a strange thing …these astrologers are The data used above is astronomical data. Whereas Interpretation of data is given astrological. the map used is sourced from NASA with own credits to the same.

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