Shravan Sud 7, Friday 17 Aug 2018

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)

27/07/2018 - 27/07/2018

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a single line with Earth in the middle. If this occurs, the Moon (or part of it) does not receive light from the Sun because it is in the shadow of the Earth, and thus the Moon becomes invisible even though there would normally have been a full moon. However, some of the light is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere to the Moon. This in Gujarati is called Chandra Grahan.

A total Lunar Eclipse will occur on Friday 27th July 2018. It will be visible in UK.

Date - Friday 27th July 2018
Start - 19:21 (7:21PM) BST
Total Eclipse - From 19:30 (7:30PM) to 22:13 (10:13PM) BST
End - 23:19 (11:19PM) BST
One should stop eating 9 hours before the eclipse starts which is from 10:21AM on Friday 27th July 2018