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Chandra Grahan 2023: First lunar eclipse of the year; know date, time, do's and don'ts

The penumbral lunar eclipse, the first Chandra Grahan of 2023, will take place on May 5. The eclipse will begin at 8:44 pm.

Written By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: May 02, 2023 16:41 IST
Chandra Grahan 2023: First lunar eclipse of the year
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Chandra Grahan 2023: The first lunar eclipse of the year 2023 will take place on May 5. On the same, Vaishakh Purnima and Buddha Purnima will also take place. It will be a penumbral eclipse that occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. It will start around 8:44 PM IST and will be visible from India.

Chandra Grahan 2023: Date and time in India

The penumbral lunar eclipse, the first Chandra Grahan of 2023, will take place on May 5. The eclipse will begin at 8:44  pm and will end at 1:01 am on May 6. If the sky is clear, it will be visible in some parts of India.

Lunar Eclipse 2023: Visibility

The lunar eclipse will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Oceon and Antarctica. In India, it will be visible on Mat 5 after 8:44 pm. Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be seen directly without any harm.

Chandra Grahan on May 5: Do's and Don'ts

  • It is advised to watch Lunar eclipse with telescope, binocular, or glasses
  • Eating during the eclipse is not recommended. Moreover, it is advised to keep tulsi leaves in the food dishes, especially the ones made of milk.
  • Chant mantras and take the name of God to minimize the harmful effect of lunar eclipse.
  • Avoid cutting hair and nail during the eclipse as it is considered inauspicious. Apart from this, do not use knives, fork, or any other pointed and sharp tools.
  • Donating food and clothes is considered auspicious after the lunar eclipse. 
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