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2015 Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan details for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan details including local start and end time for Sydney, Australia

Lunar Eclipse On

28th
September 2015
(Monday)

Lunar Eclipse Local Timings


No Lunar Eclipse in Sydney
No Eclipse in Umbra
No Eclipse in Penumbra
First Contact with the Penumbra

First Contact with the Penumbra - 10:13:19
First Contact with the Umbra - 11:08:31
Total Phase Begins - 12:12:19
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 12:47:53
Total Phase Ends - 13:23:28
Last Contact with the Umbra - 14:27:15
Last Contact with the Penumbra - 15:22:27

Duration of Total Phase - 01 Hour 11 Mins 08 Secs
Duration of Partial Phase - 03 Hours 18 Mins 43 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase - 05 Hours 09 Mins 07 Secs
Note - 24-hour clock with local time of Sydney & DST adjusted for all Lunar Eclipse timings (if applicable)
About Lunar Eclipse 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

Unless Lunar Eclipse is visible to the naked eye, it is of no significance to Hindus and Hindus don't consider it for any religious activities. Penumbral Lunar Eclipses are not visible to the naked eye hence no rituals related to Chandra Grahan should be observed. If Lunar Eclipse is visible during Umbral Phase then only it should be considered for religious activities. Most Hindu Calendars don't list Penumbral Eclipses.

If Chandra Grahan is not visible in your city but it is visible some city near to that then you should not observe it. Precautions which are advised during Sutak should be taken only if Chandra Grahan is visible in your city. Chandra Grahan is considered even if the Moon is not visible due to cloudy weather or some other weather conditions.

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