The Total lunar eclipse of 21 January 2019 falls on Poush Purnima, the Full Moon day in Poush Month, as per Hindu calendars. This is the first lunar eclipse in 2019 year.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Rahu Grastha Sampurna Chandra Grahanam’. It will take place in Pushya Nakshatra & Ashlesha Nakshatra and Karkataka Rashi.
This Purna Chandra Grahan will be visible in Cairo, Egypt; Ankara, Turkey; Lisbon, Portugal; Budapest, Hungary; Athens, Greece; Paris, Île-de-France, France; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Rome, Italy; Havana, Cuba; Madrid, Spain; Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA; Brussels, Brussels, Belgium; London, England, United Kingdom; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Moscow, Moscow, Russia; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico.
Since this Sampurna Chandra Grahanam will not be visible in India all the rituals associated with Chandra Grahan can be avoided.
It falls in Thai Masam of Tamil calendar, Makara Masam of Malayalam calendar, Maagh Mash of Bengali calendar and Maagh Month in Nepali Calendar.
This eclipse will not be visible from India and from all the cities of India: Jammu, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala (Punjab), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer (Rajasthan), Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded (Maharashtra), Panaji (Goa), Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Mangalore (Karnataka), Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Calicut (Kerala), Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Secunderabad (Telangana), Kakinada, Vizag – Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Nellore, Ongole, Kurnool, Anantapur, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack (Odisha), Kolkata, Howrah, Darjeeling, Durgapur, Asansol (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Kohima (Nagaland), Imphal (Manipu), Aizwal (Mizoram), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Gangtok (Sikkim), Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia (Bihar), Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Raipur, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), the enthusiasts can watch the Lunar Eclipse of 21 January 2019.
Corresponding Timings of Chandra Grahan, 21 January 2019
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 8.06 AM, 21 January 2019 – Not Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 9.04 AM, 21 January 2019 – Not Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts
Total Lunar Eclipse begins at – 10.11 AM – Not Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Mid Eclipse at – 10.42 AM – Not Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Total Lunar Eclipse ends at – 11.13 AM – Not Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 12.20 PM – Not Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 1.18 PM, 21 January 2019 – Not Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)
Rituals to be performed where Eclipse will be visible
Performing Japa, Shanti pooja, etc during Chandra Grahanam is the highly meritorious deed. Temples will be closed during the Chandra Grahan, after Grahana moksha kalam, grahana shanti poojas and Samprokshana are performed to open the temples. For 21 January 2018, Grahan, temples will remain closed as this Grahan is followed.