Lunar eclipse of September 16/17, 2016
None of the eclipse would be visible from North America.
Although, the eclipse would be visible in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mauritius and Singapore but none of the religious activities which are observed during Lunar eclipse would be followed.
About Lunar Eclipse 2016 Data
If Lunar Eclipse starts before midnight but ends after midnight i.e. it covers two different dates on Gregorian calendar then the chosen Eclipse Day is when Umbral phase starts hence Penumbral Phase might start before midnight i.e. on the previous day.
Moonrise and Moonset moments are corrected for Parallax and this correction gives better timings for the Eclipse sighting.
Hinduism and Lunar Eclipse
Chandra Grahan in September 2016 in India
Chandragrahan Time in India
Lunar Eclipse September 16, 2016 in India
Chandra Grahan, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, will take place during midnight on September 16, 2016 and during early hours of September 17 in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Penumbral lunar eclipse and is visible along Europe, Africa, Asia, Austraila Pacific Islands and Western pacific. In India, it will be visible during midnight. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between1 0:25 PM on September 16 to 2:24 AM on September 17, 2016. This eclipse takes place in Purva Bhadra Nakshatra and in Meena Rashi.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.
|EVENT||UTC TIME||TIME IN NEW DELHI*||VISIBLE IN NEW DELHI|
|Penumbral eclipse begins||16 Sep, 16:54:42||16 Sep, 22:24:42||Yes|
|Maximum eclipse||16 Sep, 18:54:20||17 Sep, 00:24:20||Yes|
|Penumbral eclipse ends||16 Sep, 20:53:59||17 Sep, 02:23:59||Yes|
The eclipse will not visible to the naked eye in India.
The eclipse in India begins at midnight on September 16 and ends during the early morning hours on September 17.The time is same throughout India as per NASA.
This grahan need not be followed by Hindus in India as it is not fully visible in India. There is no fasting and temples won’t be closed.
The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on September 16, 2016 around the world:
Chandra Grahan and Hindus
Usually during a Chandra Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of Chandra Grahan.
People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Shiva like the Ashtakshara Mantra or Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever Surya and Chandra are under the influence of Rahu. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.
Lunar Eclipse Time in Australia | Chandra Grahan 2016 Time Australia
Global Type:Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sydney:Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 02:54
Maximum: Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 04:54
Ends: Sat, 17 Sep 2016, 06:53
Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes
Eclipses visible in Sydney, New South Wales,Brisbane, Queensland, Perth, Western Australia .
Lunar Eclipse Time in New Zeland | Chandra Grahan 2016 Time NEWZELAND
|Event||Time in Auckland||Direction|
|Moonset||Sep 17 at 6:23:38 AM||266°|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 17 at 6:54:20 AM||262°|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 17 at 8:53:59 AM||242°|
|Times are local for Auckland (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).|
Eclipses visible in Auckland,Christchurch .
Lunar Eclipse Time in United Kingdom | Chandra Grahan 2016 Time London
Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
London: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Begins: Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 17:54
Maximum: Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 19:54
Ends: Fri, 16 Sep 2016, 21:53
Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes
Eclipses visible in London , Cardiff, Wales, Bristol .