What is Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ?

What is Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ?

A first penumbral eclipse of 2023 will occur on May 5, 2023. It would hardly be visible through naked eyes and unlike other lunar eclipse it would not be considered as related to religious activity in Hindu community.

During the maximum of eclipse, the penumbral shadow will cover only 95% of the moon. It would be visible in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Antractica.

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The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengalore, Pune and verious parts of Pakistan and Nepal but no religious activity would be associated with it.

Hinduism and Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse hold a great importance in Hindu Religion when it is available through naked eyes. As penumbral lunar eclipse is not visible through naked eye no rituals will be marked to Chandra Grahan.

Most of the Hindu community mark religious activities during umbral phases of eclipse and not during penumbral phases.

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There are also various precautions that ate advised in case the eclipse will be visible. But due to cloudy weather it is expected that it would not be visible through naked eyes.

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