The Partial lunar eclipse of 10 January 2020 falls on Poush Purnima, the Full Moon day in Poush Month, as per Hindu calendars. This is the first visible eclipse in 2020 year for India.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Chhaya Kalpa Chandra Grahanam’ (Prachhaya Chandra Grahanam – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse).
This Pracchaya Chandra Grahanam will be visible in Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.. Even though this Chandra Grahan will be visible in India, there is no need to follow the rituals associated with the eclipse as it is Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Chayakalpa Chandra Grahan).
It falls in Margazhi Masam of Tamil calendar, Dhanu Masam of Malayalam calendar, Poush Mash of Bengali calendar and Poush Month in Nepali Calendar.
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 10 January 2020.
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 10|11 January 2020
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 10.37 PM, 10 January 2020 – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Mid Eclipse at – 00.40 AM, 11 January 2020 – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 2.42 AM, 11 January 2020 – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)
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 10 January 2020 Grahan, temples will remain opened as this Grahan is not followed.