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Lunar Eclipse 2023 [Live] | The first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of the Year 2023 to be visible in India


Last Updated on 5 May 2023, 6:44 PM IST | Today, on May 5, the world is witnessing the first Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan 2023 Live) of 2023. It will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. It will not be visible in some parts of Europe, Northern and Southern America.

Lunar Eclipse 2023 (Chandra Grahan) | Highlights

  • The first Lunar Eclipse of 2023 will be visible in India.
  • It will be the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
  • The Eclipse will be visible for over 4 hours.
  • According to Indian time, the time of the eclipse will be from 5 May, 08:44 PM to 6 May, 01:01 AM IST.

What Is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)?

A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event when the moon comes at the right back of the earth or in the shadow of the earth, firstly it looks black and after that, it gets dark red gradually. 

Lunar Eclipse is of three types; total, partial and penumbral lunar eclipse. In the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, the moon passes through the outer shadow of Earth which is known as “penumbra”. This type of eclipse is difficult to observe because of subtle darkening.

Scientists see the astronomical event of a lunar eclipse while scholars see it differently, relating to the present and future and something spiritual.

Chandra Grahan 2023 (Lunar Eclipse 2023) Date & Timings

This is the first lunar eclipse of the year 2023. It will be visible all over India. The Chandra Grahan will begin on May 5, 2023, at 08:44 PM to 6 May, 01:01 AM IST., marking a total duration of 4 hours and 18 minutes.

Where will Chandra Grahan (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023) be Visible in India? 

This is the first lunar eclipse of the year 2023. It will be visible all over India.

This Penumbral lunar eclipse’s total phase will be visible from some parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As the moon will be below the horizon, this Lunar Eclipse will not be visible at all in some parts of Europe, North America and South America. Sky watchers can see with the naked eye but it is difficult to notice the changes as the eclipse will occur slowly and the moon will darken subtly.

Event  Date and Time(IST)
Penumbral Eclipse begins5 May, 20:44
Maximum Eclipse5 May, 22:52
Penumbral Eclipse ends6 May, 01:01

What Are the Effects of a Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)?

Scientists advise not to see the lunar eclipse without wearing goggles because it can affect the eyes. But one can watch a lunar eclipse with the naked eye as it doesn’t impact much like a Solar eclipse.

■ Read in Hindi: Chandra Grahan [Hindi]: साल का आखिरी चन्द्र ग्रहण, जानें कैसे बचें सभी प्रकार के ग्रहणो से?

The maximum eclipse will be visible at 10:52 PM IST on May 5, when the moon passes through the outer surface of Earth’s shadow called Penumbra.

Astrology says that there are various negative impacts of the lunar eclipse on the life of a person and certain activities should not be done at this time like eating, traveling or any auspicious activity.

Who Can save us from the bad impact of the Lunar Eclipse? 

If a person takes the shelter of Almighty God Kabir by taking initiation from His authorized Saint then there will not be any impact of any celestial activity on his/her life.

Holy Vedas are proof that Almighty God Kabir can save His devotee from the impact of any bad Karma.

Saint Garibdas Das ji Maharaj says,

Raahu ketu rokaen nahin ghaata,Satguru kholein bajar kapaata ||

Nau grah naman karain nirbaana,abigat naam niraalambh jaana ||

Nau grah naad samoye naasa,sahans kamal dal keenha baasa 

Dishaasool dahaundis ka khoya,niraalambh nirbhae pad joya ||

It means after taking initiation from the true saint, a devotee will be saved from all kinds of celestial events.

Who Can End the Grahan of Karma and Sins? 

According to Holy Vedas, Almighty God Kabir can destroy all the sins of His true devotees who perform His worship after taking Naam Initiation from an authorized enlightened Saint (Tatvdarshi Saint). Supreme God Kabir is the enemy of sins and is the destroyer of Karma. Only He can liberate us from the vicious circle of Karma. He is the only savior of everyone.

Thoughts of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj

Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj says, if you do Right Worship according to the scriptures, there’s no need to fear from events like the lunar eclipse. Those who perform right worship, they do not get into the problems either by astronomical events or any other. 

Those who follow Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj, they live a happy life by doing the right devotion according to the holy books. And His devotees don’t believe in such types of beliefs. The Supreme God can do anything to eliminate any problem and He is empowered to cut every sin. The Supreme God has the power to give all kinds of happiness to seekers in their life.

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji Is Our Only Savior

In the present time, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji is enlightened with complete spiritual knowledge in the entire universe. Almighty God Kabir Himself plays the role of a Tatvdarshi Saint. Presently, He has incarnated in the form of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Everyone must take His refuge and start performing true worship based on holy scriptures of all the religions

FAQs about Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2023

What is the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?

When the moon passes into the outer part of Earth’s shadow, the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs. It’s difficult to observe due to its subtle darkening effect.

How many types of Lunar Eclipse are there?

There are three types of Lunar Eclipses;
total lunar eclipses, partial lunar eclipses, and penumbral lunar eclipses.

Will India witness the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?

Yes, India will experience a Penumbral lunar eclipse on May 5 at 08:44 PM IST.

Which countries will experience the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica

When will the next lunar eclipse occur?

The next lunar eclipse will occur on 28 October 2023. It will be a partial lunar eclipse.

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