Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan occurs when the Earth's shadow blocks sunlight. Chandra Grahan 2020 will be visible worldwide between June 5th and 6th. The lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan 2020 is known as the strawberry moon eclipse
A penumbra eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned in an almost straight line. The penumbral lunar eclipse is visible on Friday for 3 hours and 18 minutes. It begins at 11:15 p.m. on June 5 and ends at 2:34 a.m. on June 6.
The solar eclipse is visible from anywhere on the night side of the earth when the sky is clear. People in Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa may be able to see the strawberry moon darken during the maximum phase of the eclipse.
Here's what you should do during Chandra Grahan 2020
- Take a bath before and after the Grahan period
- Donate something on behalf of Pitra along with donation and charity to those in need
- You can sing sacred mantras, especially pregnant women. Practice is said to reduce the deleterious effects of the negative energy caused by the eclipse.
- In India, pregnant mothers are advised to stay indoors at the time of the eclipse and not to use knives and sharp objects during Chandra Grahan, as this can lead to birthmarks.
- Add basil (tulsi) leaf to foods
Things to avoid during Chandra Grahan 2020
- Do not eat and cook
- In India, people also advise not to get out during the Grahan or eclipse, as this can emit harmful rays
- Chandra Grahan is also not considered an opportune time to perform sacred rituals