Lunar Eclipse 2024 Timings Revealed for March 25!

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  March 22nd 2024 12:18 PM  |  Updated: March 22nd 2024 12:18 PM

Lunar Eclipse 2024 Timings Revealed for March 25!

As per the venerable Panchang, a time-honored Hindu almanac, the jubilant festival of Holi, traditionally observed on the full moon day of the Falgun month, is scheduled for March 25, 2024. However, this year's festivities bear an unusual juxtaposition with the celestial realm, as the first lunar eclipse of the year is poised to coincide with this auspicious occasion. In both sacred scriptures and the realm of astrology, the advent of a lunar eclipse is often perceived as an inauspicious occurrence, prompting the imposition of limitations on auspicious and religious activities.

Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) 2024 Timing

The lunar eclipse on March 25, the day of Holi, is set to commence at 10:23 in the morning and will draw to a close at 03:01 in the afternoon, spanning a duration of 4 hours and 36 minutes. The pinnacle of this celestial phenomenon is anticipated at 12:43 noon. Coincidentally, on the very day of the eclipse, the moon is poised to rise at 06:44 in the evening.

Impact of Lunar Eclipse in India

Despite the cosmic alignment of the inaugural lunar eclipse of the year with the joyous festival of Holi, its influence won't be perceptible within the borders of India. Consequently, the traditional fervor of Holi celebrations, including the ritual of Holika Dahan (Holika bonfire) and other religious observances, remains unaffected. The customary period of inauspiciousness associated with lunar eclipses, known as Sutak, holds no significance in this context. However, while the eclipse remains unseen in India, it will be observable in various other regions across the globe, spanning from Ireland to Africa and beyond.

Holi Amidst the Lunar Eclipse Shadow on March 25

The penumbral lunar eclipse anticipated on the day of Holi is forecasted to occur within the bounds of the Virgo zodiac sign. Nevertheless, its invisibility within India renders the customary period of inauspiciousness, Sutak, irrelevant to the festivities. Nonetheless, prudence dictates a mindful approach during the eclipse period. It is believed that the recitation of mantras during this celestial event can help mitigate any perceived adverse effects. Furthermore, engaging in practices such as meditation, devotional singing, and other spiritual rituals during the eclipse is thought to dispel its negative influence, fostering a sense of serenity amidst the celestial dance overhead.

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