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Deepak2019 Lunar Eclipse | Chandra Grahan date and time for Auckland, Auckland, New ZealandDeepak

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2019 Lunar Eclipse
Auckland, New Zealand
Lunar Eclipse
January 2019
Monday / सोमवार
Lord Vishnu Killing Asura Rahu
cause of Eclipse as per Hinduism
Lunar Eclipse Local Timings

Lunar Eclipse Local Timings

No Lunar Eclipse in Auckland
No Eclipse in Umbra
No Eclipse in Penumbra
Local Timings when Eclipse would be Visible in other parts of the Globe
First Contact with the Penumbra - 03:38 PM
First Contact with the Umbra - 04:35 PM
Total Phase Begins - 05:42 PM
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 06:12 PM
Total Phase Ends - 06:43 PM
Last Contact with the Umbra - 07:50 PM
Last Contact with the Penumbra - 08:47 PM
Duration of Total Phase - 01 Hour 01 Min 17 Secs
Duration of Partial Phase - 03 Hours 15 Mins 24 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase - 05 Hours 09 Mins 28 Secs
Magnitude of Lunar Eclipse - 1.19
Magnitude of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - 2.17
Sutak Begins - Not Applicable
Sutak Ends - Not Applicable
Sutak for Kids, Old and Sick Begins - Not Applicable
Sutak for Kids, Old and Sick Ends - Not Applicable

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Auckland, New Zealand with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

Lunar eclipse of January 20th & 21st, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse would occur on January 20th & 21st, 2019. It would be the first Lunar Eclipse of 2019. As it is total eclipse of magnitude 1.19, the Moon will be completely covered by the Earth's Umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon inside the Umbral shadow will only be illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earth's atmosphere and having a reddish hue. The longest duration of totality would be 1 Hour, 1 Min and 17 Secs.

The Lunar Eclipse would be visible from northern and eastern parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific and Arctic.

None of the eclipse would be visible from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and most of the countries in Asia and Australia continents.

New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Cairo, Ankara, Lisbon, Athens, Paris, Rome, Havana in Cuba, Buenos Aires, Moscow and Brussels are some popular cities where Total Lunar Eclipse would be visible.

For more information on eclipse visibility please check Plot of Total Lunar Eclipse of January 21, 2019

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 maximum of Lunar Eclipse occurs. Hence Penumbral Phase as well as Umbral 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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