What is So Special of Lunar Eclipse 2019? Chandra Grahan Date, Time in India; Do's & Don'ts during Eclipse

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
Lunar Eclipse 2019
Lunar Eclipse 2019

The lunar eclipse of July 2019 is almost here. A partial lunar eclipse will be seen in India on July 16 and 17 night i.e. from tomorrow. This partial lunar eclipse is likely to be known as the last lunar eclipse of India.  

In which countries Lunar Eclipse will be visible? 

It will be visible in areas across Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring islands, Asia (except north eastern parts), parts of Europe and most of South America.

People in parts of Russia, Australia, South and North Korea and northeastern part of China will be able to view beginning of umbral phase that will be visible at the time of moonset. However, ending of the umbral phase of lunar eclipse will be available during moonrise in Chile, Argentina, western parts of Brazil, North Atlantic Ocean and Peru.

Interestingly, this time, the partial lunar eclipse will be visible in India from all places, barring north Eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh. The Moon will enter penumbra on July 17 around 12.12 am then the moon will enter umbra at 1.31 am. The maximum of partial lunar eclipse 2019 will be viewed around 3 am. 

The lunar eclipse 2019 will end around 4.30 am. These are the times when partial lunar eclipse will be witnessed on July 17. 

How to take care of your health during lunar eclipse? 

There are people who believe in myths like fasting during eclipse or avoiding some household chores during the eclipse. 

Though "There are no precautions but from an Ayurveda point of view, it is recommended to eat light and easy-to-digest food two hours before an eclipse. Do not eat or drink anything during the eclipse. You can also add turmeric to the meal you have before an eclipse. It is also advised to drink plenty of water two hours prior to an eclipse. One can also drink tulsi tea," according to Dr.Mitali Madhusmita.” 

Can lunar eclipse be viewed with naked eyes? 

Dr. Shibal Bhartiya, Senior Consultant at Fortis Memorial Research Institute said, "Looking directly at the moon, during a lunar eclipse or otherwise, does not damage your eyes in any way. However, looking at the sun can cause damage to your retina, and then your eyesight. It is called solar retinopathy, and is often caused by looking at a solar eclipse without using protective glasses." 

Note: The above article is a no way substitute for qualified medical opinion. You must always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. Krishi Jagran does not take any responsibility. 

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