Chandra Grahan or Chandra Grahanam will occur on August, Thursday in 2009. This third of the four lunar eclipses that occur in 2009 is a penumbral lunar eclipse which will be partially visible in India. The first Chandra Grahan in 2009 occurred in February, the second Chandra Grahan is on July 7 and the fourth and last Chandra Grahan in 2009 will take place on December 31. As per many renowned Hindu Jyotish and Panchangs, Chandra Grahan that will take place on August 6 is important as it will be visible in India. This penumbral lunar eclipse will also visible in USA, Europe, Africa and West Asia.
Chandra Grahan Kaal – Time of Chandra Grahan:
Chandra Grahan Kaal or the time of Chandra Grahan that will take place on August 6 is – Chandra Grahan begins at 4.37 hrs IST in the early morning and ends at 7.49 hrs IST.
Effect of Chandra Grahan of August 6, 2009 on various rasis or zodiac signs:
As per the traditional South Indian or Telugu Calendar or Panchang, Chandra Grahan will take place on Sharvan Purnima (full moon day in the month of Shravan), on Shravana nakshatra and in Capricorn zodiac sign. This Chandra Grahan is not intensive in terms of creating any bad effects on natives of various rasis but it is recommended to be attentive. The natives of Makar rashi (Capricorn) – nakshatras such as Shravana, Rohini and Hastha should perform grahan shanti pujas or rituals associated to Grahan dosha.