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Eclipse 2023

Eclipse 2023

We would primarily like to extend our congratulations and prosperous well wishes for the New Year 2023 to all the magnificent readers of PujaBooking. Through the medium of this article, we are making you aware of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses that are coming in the year 2023. All the fine points of Solar Eclipse 2023 and Lunar Eclipse 2023, such as date, time, day, and much more will be precisely covered in this article. We truly hope that this article proves to be beneficial and that by grasping this information you are able to make your life more meaningful and prosperous!

Before we go any further, first let us understand what an Eclipse is. Once we understand it better, we will be able to understand the upcoming things with more clarity. An eclipse, as used in common usage, is an astronomical occurrence in which one planetary body temporarily and partially obscures another. This results from the Earth, Moon, and Sun’s orbital movements, which lead them to occasionally overlap and move in accordance with their positions. We are all well aware that the Sun illuminates both our planet and a portion of the Moon. However, sometimes, due to specific planetary movements, the Sun’s light is blocked, and the other places get shrouded in darkness. When this happens, it is known as an Eclipse.

Now we will get to know when the Eclipse of 2023 is forming, the day, date, and period in which the Solar and Lunar Eclipse 2023 will take place. The places in which these Eclipses can be seen will also be revealed! Additionally, you will be able to know the astrological and religious significance that is associated with an Eclipse. If you are suffering from an Eclipse defect, this article will provide you with effective and apt remedies by which you will be able to overcome this challenge and can make your life peaceful, and progressive!

The Eclipses That Are Taking Place In 2023

In the upcoming year of 2023, majorly, there will be two Solar Eclipses and one Lunar Eclipse that will occur. Apart from these three Eclipses, there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse occurring as well, however, it is not given the recognition of an Eclipse. Some of the events of Eclipse 2023 would not be visible in India, and it should be given notice that the Sutak period is only valid where the said Eclipse is visible. Out of all the Eclipses 2023, the one that is occurring in India is the Lunar Eclipse. The period of Sutak will be observed for this Lunar Eclipse in India, and other Eclipses would not be visible in India, so their Sutak period would not be credible in any part of the country.

Since we are discussing the eclipse of 2023, you may be wondering what a Solar eclipse, a Lunar eclipse, and a Sutak period, and what their practical meanings are. We shall therefore find all the finer details, including the date, time, and day of these eclipses, below:

Solar Eclipse

A Solar Eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Moon passes in between the Earth and the Sun, and as a result of these orbital movements by the planets, the Sun gets blocked fully or partially by the Moon. The light of the Sun gets obscured by the position of the Moon, and the area on which the light was to be shed, gets dark as a consequence of this phenomenon. These planetary movements happen for a specific period of time, and this particular movement is called a Solar Eclipse. A Total Eclipse occurs when the Moon completely shrouds the Sun and blocks its light entirely from reaching the Earth. A Partial Solar eclipse is said to happen when the Moon partially obscures the Sun, and the light is partially blocked as it reaches the Earth. The third type of eclipse also occurs which is known as the Annular Solar Eclipse. In this type of eclipse, the Sun and the Moon are closely in line with each other; when the Moon obscures the Sun, a very bright ring forms around it as the shape of the Moon is smaller than the shape of the Sun.

Lunar Eclipse

A Lunar Eclipse is another naturally occurring spectacular phenomenon, and it happens due to the planetary movements of Earth when it comes in between the Sun and the Moon. Solar Eclipses happen when the Moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun, so, similarly, a Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth comes in between these two planets. A Total Lunar Eclipse takes place when the Earth entirely obscures the Moon (as it comes under Earth’s Umbra) and as a result, the entire light of the Sun gets blocked. A Partial Lunar Eclipse occurs when a portion of the Moon gets blocked by the Earth and the third type of Eclipse is known as the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. In this type of Eclipse, the Moon while revolving around the orbit of the Earth happens to go through its Penumbral (a part of a shadow, as there are three). When such an alignment happens, the Earth blocks the light coming from the Sun and it does not reach the Moon and more than half of its area gets covered by the Earth’s Penumbral.

The Sutak Period Of The Solar & Lunar Eclipse

A Sutak period (the period of temperance) is considered to be an inauspicious period that starts before a few hours of an eclipse and ends after the said eclipse. It is an important period in which engaging in certain work is prohibited. There are different Sutak periods that are observed for Solar Eclipses and Lunar Eclipses. For a Solar Eclipse the period of temperance starts 12 hours prior (4 Peher) to the Eclipse, and for a Lunar Eclipse it starts 9 hours prior (3 Peher) to the Eclipse.

During the Sutak period doing or engaging in auspicious work is strictly prohibited and instead of getting positive results, the chances of negative results get increased. One should take a bath before the start of the eclipse, and should do a Havan on that day. After the end of the eclipse one should take a bath again, and should also donate as special significance has been given. It should be duly noted that one can only be regarded as pure and have their Sutak period properly observed after having a bath following an eclipse. We will discuss in detail about the Solar Eclipse 2023 and Lunar Eclipse 2023 and all the other Eclipses that are going to occur in the upcoming year of 2023.

Solar Eclipse 2023: The Relevant Details

There are two Solar Eclipses that will be taking place in the upcoming year of 2023. The first Solar Eclipse will be on 20th April 2023, and the second one will occur on 14th October 2023. Both of these Solar Eclipses won’t be visible to the people of India. So, let’s take a detailed look at these eclipses, below!

First Solar Eclipse 2023 – Annular Solar Eclipse
TithiDayBeginning TimeEnding TimePlaces Of View
Vaisakha Month Krishna Paksha AmavasyaThursday 20th April 2023From 7:05 amTo 12:29 pmCambodia, China, America, Micronesia, Malaysia, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Solomon, Bruni, Singapore, Thailand, Antarctica, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, South Indian Ocean, South Pacific Sea, Timor, and New Zealand. Not visible in India.

Note: In the above-mentioned table, the time of Eclipse 2023 is according to the Indian Standard Time. This Solar Eclipse would not be visible in India, so its religious significance and its Sutak period would not be considered valid. The first Annular Solar eclipse of the upcoming year 2023 will occur on 20th April 2023. This eclipse 2023 will happen on Thursday in the zodiac sign of Aries under Ashwini Nakshatra. The zodiac sign of Aries is the exalted sign of the Sun, and the Nakshatra of Ketu is Ashwini. Therefore, profound effects can be expected due to this Eclipse, as Saturn will also be in its own zodiac sign and will see the Sun with its third vision.

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Second Solar Eclipse 2023 – Annular Solar Eclipse
TithiDayBeginning TimeEnding TimePlaces Of View
Ashwini Month Krishna Paksh AmavasyaSaturday/ Sunday 14th/15th October, 2023.08:34 pm02:25 am (After midnight)Mexico, Barbados, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, British Virgin Islands, Aruba, Antigua, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Jamaica, Haiti, Guatemala, Guyana, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, America, Barbados, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Belize, Dominica, Greenland, and Suriname. Not visible in India.

Note: In the above-mentioned table, the time of Eclipse 2023 is according to the Indian Standard Time. This Annular Solar Eclipse would not be visible in India. So, accordingly, its religious importance and Sutak period would stand in redundancy. This eclipse is taking place on 14th October 2023, Saturday and in the zodiac sign of Virgo under Chitra Nakshatra.

Lunar Eclipse 2023: The Relevant Details

In the upcoming year 2023, there is only one Lunar Eclipse that is forming. The Lunar Eclipse 2023, will take place on 28th/29th October 2023, on Saturday/Sunday. Apart from this eclipse, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will also be forming. This eclipse is not given the status of one, as its influence has often receded.

First Lunar Eclipse 2023 – Partial Lunar Eclipse
TithiDayBeginning TimeEnding TimePlaces Of View
Ashwini Month Shukla Paksh PurnimaSaturday/Sunday 28th/29th October, 2023.01:05 am (after midnight)02:24 am (midnight)India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Turkey, Algeria, Germany, Poland, Nigeria, South Africa, Italy, Ukraine, France, Norway, United Kingdoms, Spain, Sweden,Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and Eastern part of Brazil.

Note: The Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2023, mentioned in the above table, is according to the Indian Standard Time. This eclipse 2023 will be visible in India, and its Sutak period will be observed as it will have religious significance. The Partial Lunar eclipse is the only eclipse among all the eclipses that will be seen in India. This eclipse will take place on 28/29 October 2023, on Saturday/Sunday in the zodiac sign of Aries, and under Ashwini Nakshatra. The Sutak period for this eclipse will start on 28th October 2023, at 02:52 pm and will end with the conclusion of the eclipse.

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023
TithiDayBeginning TimeEnding TimePlaces Of View
Vaisakha Month Shukla Paksha PurnimaFriday/ Saturday 5th/6th May, 202308:44 pm01:02 am (After midnight)Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and parts of South Eastern Europe.

Note: The time of the above mentioned Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023 is given according to the Indian Standard Time. This eclipse will not be visible in India. Also, its religious significance and Sutak period will be dormant. Although natives might participate in traditions such as donating, bathing in sacred rivers, fasting, devotion, and pilgrimage during this eclipse.

The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023 will occur in the month of Vaisakha under Shukla Paksha on 5th May 2023 on Friday, i.e. Purnima Tithi. The eclipse will take up to 4 hours and 15 minutes. The natives can engage in their normal day-to-day activities as this eclipse is not considered to be effective.

In conclusion, there are three eclipses taking place in the upcoming year of 2023, among which two will be Solar Eclipses and the other one will be Lunar Eclipse.

Do’s And Don’ts During The Eclipse

  • During the Eclipse 2023, the Sutak period for Solar Eclipse will start 12 hours prior and for Lunar Eclipse it will start 9 hours prior. As soon as the eclipse begins, one should take a bath.
  • When the eclipse concludes one should take a bath at that time as well.
  • During the Solar Eclipse, one should never look at the Sun directly with naked eyes. If somebody does that they may end up losing their eyesight.
  • When the Sutak period is going on one should not enter any temple or religious place. One should also refrain from touching any holy sculpture.
  • One shouldn’t eat and shouldn’t engage in any activities of copulation during the eclipse. Cutting hair and nails is also prohibited during the eclipse.
  • It is forbidden to do oil massages during the eclipse, and traveling should also be avoided if it is not necessary.
  • If you are a young person, or very old, or a sick person, then you can eat in moderation. People who are ill can take their medicines as well.
  • Tulsi seeds or Kusha should be kept in edible items like milk, curd, Ghee, pickle, Chutneys, and marmalade before the eclipse.
  • After the end of the eclipse, one should drink fresh water.
  • Activities like cutting, sewing, knitting, and sleeping should not be done by pregnant females.
  • Pregnant females should put a thin layer of cow dung on their abdomen and they should also cover their head and with that apply some Ocher (Geru).
  • During the eclipse, recite Mantras and donate as much as you can. If you want to engage in Shradh you can do that as well.
  • To get the highest benefit and effect from a Mantra, one should recite during the eclipse. It is believed that when one recites a Mantra during an eclipse, it gives a thousand-fold result.
  • If somebody is very ill in your family, then during the eclipse, one can recite the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra for as long as they can for the ill person. By making a vow during the eclipse, one should make donations.

Eclipse 2023: Remedies To Counter The Negative Effects

  • After the end of the eclipse, one should take a bath immediately, whether it’s day or night.
  • During the eclipse, one must make a vow, and after the end of eclipse, one should make donations to Brahmins.
  • If the eclipse is taking place in your zodiac sign or under your Nakshatra, then during the eclipse one must recite the Mantras according to the ruling Lords of their zodiac sign and Nakshatras.
  • During the Solar Eclipse, the natives must recite the Mantras of the Sun and Rahu, and during the Lunar Eclipse, the Mantras of the Moon and Rahu must be recited.
  • It would be beneficial if you donate according to your zodiac sign. You can also recite Mantras according to the ruling lord of your zodiac sign.
  • If you put a copper coin and Ghee in a bronze bowl, look in the mirror, and then make donations, your donation will be prosperous.
  • To further reduce the inauspicious effects of the eclipse, you can take a medicinal bath as well.

We wish you luck with the eclipse of 2023, and our thanks for visiting PujaBooking!

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