Countdown Starts Now For The Lunar Eclipse Going To Happen On Guru Purnima Day 5th of July 2020


Do You Know How It Is Going To Affect Your Life, Health, And Wealth?

It’s the third consecutive year when the Lunar Eclipse is going to be seen on the 5th of July, the grand Guru Purnima Day. This is not only you, but the whole world is set to witness another penumbral lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan the next day. On Guru Purnima, the lunar eclipse typically takes place however, it will not be seen in India as it is going to happen during the day time.

This is the second Lunar Eclipse of the year 2020. The first eclipse or Chandra Grahan had fallen on June 5 after which on June 21, the world witnessed the historic solar eclipse during which a “Ring Of Fire” was also seen. 

Lunar Eclipse

Where You Can Watch the Lunar Eclipse?

The Lunar Eclipse of July 5 could be seen in the sky in the morning. Initially, it will be partial, while it is said that it could appear as a small bite that has been taken from the northern edge of the moon. The Lunar Eclipse is going to take place at midnight on 4th and 5th July. It would be on the morning of July 5th between 8:30 am and 11:30 am in India. The eclipse is expected to last for 2 hours and 45 mins approximately.

If you are in some other country, you must know that it will be witnessed in only 4 continents. Several Latin American countries like Cuba, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, USA, Canada in North America, Japan, China, Korea, Russia, Pakistan, Western European countries like The UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Romania, and several African countries.

Lunar Eclipse graph view

What Actually is Lunar Eclipse?

The lunar eclipse happens to be when the Earth blocks the light of the sun and doesn’t let it fall on the moon, and it casts a shadow on the moon. Generally, there are three types of lunar eclipse- total, partial, and penumbral. On July 5, the world is going to witness a partial penumbral lunar eclipse. It simply means that during this eclipse, only a part of the moon will dip into the partial shade.

Lunar Eclipse Ring

The Cares, You Are Supposed To Adapt During the Eclipse

If you want to watch the lunar eclipse, you won’t be able to recognize it with naked eyes, because for the moon gazers, it is very hard to identify the lunar eclipse.

Here is a small list of do’s, and don’t on the Lunar Eclipse July 5th, 2020

  • Never try watching the lunar eclipse with naked eyes. NASA has circulated an advisory to witness it. According to this, you are suggested to witness the full effects of the moon through a telescope, binocular, or glasses. Watching the eclipse with the naked eye can harm your eyes.
  • According to Indian Religion Scripts, don’t eat during the lunar eclipse, and also, it is advised not to eat stale food and milk after the phenomenon. If you don’t find any other option, you can keep Tulsi leaves in the food dishes, especially the ones, which are made of milk.
  • One of the most important things is recommended to pregnant women, as they should stay away from the shadow of the lunar eclipse. It might play a negative role during the pregnancy period.
  • It is also recommended to take a shower after the lunar eclipse as it diminishes its effects of the eclipse.
  • You may take the name of lord and chant mantras to minimize its effects. 
  • You are strictly advised to never cut nails, or hair during the lunar eclipse. It is considered unpromising, and auspicious.
  • Avoid using knives, fork, or any other sharp, and pointed tools.
  • Never start any important, or new work during the eclipse.
  • Donating clothes, and food is considered auspicious, and great during, and after the lunar eclipse.

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