Ten things to know about solar eclipse December 26, 2019 and Surya Grahan shanti - Gokarna Puja

Ten things to know about solar eclipse December 26, 2019 and Surya Grahan shanti

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2019)

In this article you can find details about Surya Grahan shanti and solar eclipse December 26, 2019

1 What is solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
Note: Surya Grahan shanti at Gokarna

 An annular solar eclipse will occur on December 26, 2019. An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.Solar eclipses happen when the Moon casts a shadow on Earth.

2 Where Solar eclipse of December 26, 2019 visible?

The annularity will be visible in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Population centers in the path of the annularity include Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Sibolga, Batam, Singapore, Singkawang and Guam. Cities such as Doha, Madurai, Pekanbaru, Dumai, Johor Bahru and Kuching will narrowly miss the annular path.

Souce: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_December_26,_2019

3 What are the timings of Solar eclipse or surya grahan of December 26, 2019?

Start time: 8:00 A.M (IST = UTC+5:30) and will end at about 11:30 A.M IST (11:30am).
 Annular eclipse (West Coast) Start time:9:24 IST. End Time: 9:27 IST. On the East coast Start Time:9:31 IST . Annular ends at 9:35 IST

Note: An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring.

4 When is Sutak Kaal – The inauspicious Period of surya grahan of December 26, 2019?

Sutak Begins 05:33 PM IST on December 25, 2019. Sutak Ends 10:57 AM on December 26, 2019.

5 Which rashi effected by Surya grahan of December 26, 2019?

Aries, Scorpio, Gemini, Libra and Capricorn.

6 How does solar eclipse affect pregnancy?

Pregnant mothers and those who have just recently given birth and who are carrying should keep away from solar eclipse to protect themselves and new born babies. It could permanently damage the retina and result in partial or full blindness and also birth marks on body for babies.

7 What precautions should be taken during solar eclipse?

  • Do not look directly at the sun
  • Do not use homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark sunglasses
  • Use special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers, to view the eclipse
  • Read and follow filter instructions and supervise children
  • In any stage of eclipse, do not look at the sun through a camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device, and never use solar filters with these devices, as concentrated solar rays will damage them and can cause serious eye injury
  • Inspect your solar filter before use; if it is scratched or damaged, discard the filter
  • Pinhole projection is a safe way to view the sun in indirect fashion.

Source: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/solar-eclipse

8  Can we sleep during Surya Grahan ?

It is best to not sleep during this period of time

9 Can we eat during surya graham?

Avoid eating food cooked before the surya grahan. The harmful rays from the grahan will contaminate the food and thus affect our digestive system

10 What is Surya graham shanti?

Puja solution at Gokarna, Karnataka for those who will be effected by solar eclipse December 26, 2019. Perform this puja one week before Solar eclipse 26th December, 2019.

Conclusion:
Do not take sudden or important decisions during Surya grahan sutak time and Grahan duration. Pregnant women, Aries, Scorpio, Gemini, Libra and Capricorn rasi people perform Surya Grahan shanti. Do not look directly at the sun.

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