Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon Today, Know Its Effects

The Super Blue Moon eclipse and its astrological significance! The big celestial event of the year will take place today on 31st January 2018 which is a trio of three events - Supermoon, Blue Moon and a Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse). This enthralling event has occurred after 150 years when Moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to make an eclipse. Read more on this and also the astrological facts that may help you avoid the ill-effects of Lunar Eclipse.


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Lunar Eclipse has prime significance in Hindu religion and Vedic Astrology. Today, the first lunar eclipse of the year will take place and it will begin at 17:57:56 and will end at 20:41:10. This event will be visible in many countries around the world including India. Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan), scientifically, is a process where Moon gets shaded/covered when it passes behind Earth’s Umbra, and the phenomenon occurs only on the night of a full moon.

Lunar Eclipse - Date, Time and Visibility


Take a look at the timings of Lunar Eclipse occurrence in India and its visibility worldwide, which are mentioned below:

DateTime (IST)Type of EclipseVisibility Zone
31 January 2018From 17:57:56 to 20:41:10Full EclipseIndia, North-East Europe, Asia, Australia, North-West Africa, North America, North-West South America, Pacific/ Atlantic/Indian Ocean, Arctica, Antarctica

As per statistics, there are two full Lunar Eclipses this year out of which the first one is today, 31 January 2018, and the next one will occur on 27 July 2018. Both these full eclipses will be visible in India and various other countries globally.

Astrological Significance of Lunar Eclipse in India


Though Lunar Eclipse is quite enthralling and captivating event for people, but as per astrological point of view, there are no limits to the negative effects that it may reflect on them. This time, the influence of Lunar Eclipse will be seen around the world. In India, people will feel anxious and restless. The incidents like riots or violence may occur during this period. Defence forces may face some messy situation from outsiders. Students and saints may also face some problems. Furthermore, the prices of gold and metal may also rise during Lunar Eclipse.

The event will occur around 05:57 PM in the evening and will end at 08:41 PM in India. It is believed that every time when a Lunar Eclipse takes place, it hits a particular Zodiac sign. As a result, the people under that sign are more prone to its ill-effects. This time it is influencing Cancer sign and Ashlesha Nakshatra (Star). Ashlesha is the Nakshatra of Mercury and so the people who are favoured by this planet will get affected by its presence. So, it is recommended that they should perform all types of remedies to stay safe and avoid malefic effects of Lunar Eclipse.

Remedies to follow during Lunar Eclipse


The timing when the malefic influence of Lunar Eclipse will be higher in India is from 07:07 PM to 08:41 PM. So, one should perform the following remedies to avoid its negative effects on his/her life:
  • Chant Chandra Mantra “ॐ क्षीरपुत्राय विद्महे अमृत तत्वाय धीमहि तन्नो चन्द्रः प्रचोदयात् ” to avoid its malefic effects.
  • Put Basil leaves in milk, curd, cooked meals and water.
  • During Eclipse, reciting Gayatri Mantra is beneficial for professionals.
  • Reciting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is also suggested for long-term good health during this event.
  • Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and chanting her mantra like Sri Suktam, Lakshmi Suktam, etc. is good for monetary benefits.
Things to avoid during Total Lunar Eclipse: Since, the effects of Lunar Eclipse are immense, so things like travelling, beginning a new task, eating is avoided. Also, it is believed that pregnant ladies are more prone to its effects, so they are advised to stay inside their home during this period.

Super Blue Blood Moon Phenomenon


Along with a Total Lunar Eclipse, you will also see the first Super Blue Moon of the Year 2018. As per NASA, 31st January 2018 is bringing a trio of Blue Moon, Supermoon and a Blood Moon. It is said to be the event of a lifetime that hasn’t happened in more than 150 years and involves a Blue Moon that will phase into a total Lunar Eclipse. To know more about this captivating event, read the article: Once in a Blue Moon

Thus, the beginning of Year 2018 is quite entertaining, and, we hope that the information provided above by us will help you to appreciate it in a safer way.

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