Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) that occurs on 22 July, 2009 is the first grahanam in this new Hindu year. Hindus are mainly concerned about the Surya Grahan because of its extreme effects or results on people. Surya Grahan of 22 July, 2009 has a great importance because it is a sampoorna surya grahanam (total solar eclipse). Surya Grahan may show some bad effects on natives of some rashis (zodiac signs).
It is interesting that this Grahan is a total solar eclipse in some regions of India whereas some parts of India will view this as total lunar eclipse. In some parts of North India (Bihar and Madhya Pradesh), this grahanam is a total lunar eclipse. However, it will be partial eclipse (Pakshik graham) in most of the places in India. It will be viewed as partial solar eclipse in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Surat, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Time of Surya Grahan – Grahan Kaal on July 22, 2009:
Surya Grahan begins at 5.25 hours in the early morning and ends at 7.40 hours.
Grahan Sparsh kaal – 05.28 hrs
Suryodayam (Sunrise) – 05.52 hrs
Grahan madhyakaal – 06.24 hrs
Grahan Moksh kaal – 07.21 hrs
Grahan Gochaar – Effect of Surya Grahan on different rashis or zodiac signs:
As per the Grahan Gochaar, it is advisable to the natives of Pushyami nakshatra (birth star constellation) and the natives of Karka (Karkatak), Simha (Leo), Dhanu (Sagittarius) rasis to avoid seeing the Surya Grahan of 22 July, 2009.
Surya Grahan that occurs on 22 July, 2009 is most favorable and brings out good results to the natives of Vrushabh (Taurus), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra) and Kumbh (Aquarius) rasis or zodiac signs.
This Surya Grahan makes average results for the natives of Mithun (Gemini), Vruschik (Scorpio), Makar (Capricorn) and Meen (Pisces) rasis or zodiac signs.
This Surya Grahan is unfavorable and bad for the natives of Mesh (Aries), Karkataka (Cancer), Simha (Leo) and Dhanu (Sagittarius) rasis or zodiac signs.