Surya Grahan of 21 August 2017 falls on Somavati Amavasya (Shravan Amavasya / Bhadrapada Amavasya). It is Purna Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse). This Surya Grahan will not be visible in India and other Asian countries.
This Amavasya is also celebrated as Bail Pola / Polala Amavasya. It is to note that Surya Grahan occurs on Amavasya (No Moon day). This Surya Grahan will take place in Shravan Month as per Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati and Telugu calendars. It falls on Bhadrapada Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendar.
It falls in Aavani Masam of Tamil calendar, Chinga Masam of Malayalam calendar, Bhadra Mash of Bengali calendar and Bhadra Month in Nepali Calendar.
This Surya Grahan occurs in Magha Nakshatra and Simha Rashi. Even though this Grahanam is not visible in India it will have impact on 12 Rashis.
Best places to view this partial solar eclipse are – USA, Canada (North America), South America, Pacific & Atlantic regions.
Timings of Solar Eclipse, 21 August 2017 (Universal Time – UTC)
Partial Solar Eclipse begins at – 3.46 PM
Total Solar Eclipse begins at – 4.48 PM
Maximum Eclipse at – 6.26 PM
Total Solar Eclipse ends at – 8.01 PM
Partial Solar Eclipse ends at – 9.04 PM
This Grahan is not visible in India, hence no need of performing any ritual related to Surya Grahan in India. But just for the some Siddha Sadhaks, who want to know the grahan timings, here are…
Timings of Solar Eclipse, 21 August 2017 (Indian Standard Time – IST)
Pakshik Surya Grahan begins at – 9.16 PM
Purna Surya Grahan begins at – 10.18 PM
Surya Grahan Madhyakaal at – 11.56 PM, 21 August 2017
Purna Surya Grahan ends at – 1.31 AM, 22 August 2017
Pakshik Surya Grahan ends at – 2.34 AM, 22 August 2017