Total Asta Days In Year = -73 Days
Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Fairfield, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.
Combustion of planet is very significant event as per Vedic astrology. Every year, for few days planets are not visible in the sky as they become very close to the Sun. These days are known as Asta, Lope, Moudhya and Moudyami.
Most auspicious ceremonies, especially Marriage Ceremony is prohibited during the combustion of Venus and Jupiter.
On this page, we have given date and time of Mercury combustion. As per Surya Siddhanta approximate timings of Asta and Udaya can be calculated based on angular separation. For Mercury Lope Surya Siddhanta suggests angular separation of 14° on both sides of the Sun when Mercury is in the forward motion and 12° when Mercury is in the retrograde motion.
However, we have used modern algorithms to precisely predict the time and date of Mercury combustion based on the location. Combustion timings given on this page are calculated based on geo location of the observer.