The Total lunar eclipse of 27|28 July 2018 falls on Ashada Purnima, the Full Moon day in Ashada Month, as per Hindu calendars. This is the second visible eclipse in 2018 year for India.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Ketu Grastha Sampurna Chandra Grahanam’. It will take place in Uttarashada Nakshatra & Shravana Nakshatra and Makara Rashi. It occurs during Mesha Lagna, Vrishabha Lagna and Mithuna Lagna.
This Purna Chandra Grahan will be visible in Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica. Since this Sampurna Chandra Grahanam will be visible in India all the rituals associated with Chandra Grahan can be followed.
It falls in Aani Masam of Tamil calendar, Karkidakam Masam of Malayalam calendar, Shraban Mash of Bengali calendar and Shraban 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 27|28 July 2018.
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 27 July 2018
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 10.44 PM, 27 July 2018 – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 11.54 PM, 27 July 2018 – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts
Total Lunar Eclipse begins at – 1.00 AM, 28 July 2018 – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Mid Eclipse at – 1.51 AM, 28 July 2018 – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Total Lunar Eclipse ends at – 2.43 AM, 28 July 2018 – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 3.49 AM, 28 July 2018– Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 4.59 AM, 28 July 2018 – 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 27 July 2018, Grahan, temples will remain closed as this Grahan is followed.