Surya Grahan 2023: Check Out The Date, Times, Dos-Don'ts And All The Other Important Details You Need To Know
The world is all set to observe two solar eclipses, one in April and the other in October
Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun and the video view of the latter is obscured from a small part of the Earth, either totally or partially.
The world is all set to observe two solar eclipses, one in April and the another in October. While the first is known to be a hybrid solar eclipse, the another is an annular solar eclipse. While eclipses are fascinating, they are completely natural phenomena. But in many traditional cultures - and even today - they are associated with superstitions and omens. ALSO READ | Solar Eclipse of 14th December 2020: watch Stunning Photos of Last Surya Grahan of This Year
Here are the details about two solar eclipses of 2023:
SOLAR ECLIPSE DATES IN 2023
April 20: Solar Eclipse (Hybrid)
October 14, Saturday: Solar Eclipse (Annular)
The first solar eclipse will occur on April 20 from 7:04 am till 12:29 pm IST. The second eclipse will be observed on October 14. While the year's second solar eclipse will be a partial one, the first will be a hybrid one.
WHAT IS A HYBRID SOLAR ECLIPSE?
A hybrid solar eclipse occurs when there is a combination of an annular eclipse and a total solar eclipse. It is known to be a rare type of eclipse and in this case some sections of the earth’s eclipse path come into the Umbra (the Moon’s darkest part of its shadow) creating total solar eclipses. The Sun in a hybrid eclipse, for a few seconds, forms a ring-like shape.
FIRST SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 2023
The first eclipse will occur on April 20, 2023, and it will be visible from Australia, East and South Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, and the Indian Ocean. The eclipse, however, will not be visible from India. However, Indians can view it through live telecasts from other countries. ALSO READ | Solar Eclipse 2020: Netizens Can't Keep Calm; Flood Twitter With Memes
SOLAR ECLIPSE 2023 Dos And Don’ts
A ZeeNews report quoted Astrologer Gurudev Shrie Kashyap, chairman/founder of All India Institute of Occult Science, who spoke about the dos and don’ts for solar eclipse:
- Women who are expecting are advised not to go out, as it is believed that it may have adverse effects on the child.
- As per astrology, people should avoid eating at the time of the solar eclipse.
- It is beneficial to perform auspicious acts like bathing, charity, chanting mantras and rituals, meditation, havan etc.
- During the solar eclipse, worship the Sun god; recite Aditya Hridaya Stotra, and Suryashtak Stotra.
- Cooked food and chopped vegetables get contaminated during the eclipse
- Never look at the eclipsed sun with bare eyes. If the person wants to observe the partial eclipse, use welded glass to see.
-Taking a bath with hot water at the time of the eclipse and at the end of the eclipse is prohibited. However, for people who are unwell, old or women who are pregnant and for children, there's no prohibition.
- Nails should not be cut.
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