Grahan in 2016 - Solar Eclipse and Moon Eclipse

Grahan, called as eclipse, is called the process when any celestial object is covered by another object, fully or partially. In other words, when the shadow of one celestial object covers the another celestial object. In terms of astronomy, when three celestial bodies; Sun, Moon and Earth get positioned in a straight line; and either Moon or Earth comes in the path of rest of the two, this astronomical event called Grahan occurs. Grahan or eclipse are of two types:

Surya Grahan 2016 Dates and Timings

Eclipse Date Type Of Eclipse Visibility in India Places where Grahan will be visible Time(IST)
9th March, 2016 Purna Surya Grahan Yes Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri lanka, Indian ocean & North Pacific ocean, India, South Korea, Guinea 05:43 - 06:13 - 06:44
1st September, 2016 Kankan Surya Grahan No Africa, South Pole, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Geban 11:43 - 14:37 - 17:30

Chandra Grahan 2016 Dates and Timings

Eclipse Date Type Of Eclipse in 2016 Visibility in India Places where Grahan will be visible Time (IST)
23rd March, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Only ending is visible Much of Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, 15:07 - 17:07 - 19:27
16th and 17th September, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Yes Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, India 22:23 - 00:24 - 26:26

This event is not considered as good for different zodiac signs and also have adverse effects over the life of people. Indian mythology strongly concentrates on Grahan and its after effects. Various Mantras are available to chant during the period of Grahan to minimize its effects over one's sun sign. In 2016, there will be in total four grahans in which two are Surya Grahan and two are Chandra Grahan.


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Upcoming Festivals 2016
Festivals Dates
Christmas 25th December, Sunday
New Year 1st Jan, Sunday
Pongal, Makar Sankranti 14th Jan, Saturday
Basant Panchami 01st Feb, Wednesday
Chandra Grahan 10th Feb, Friday
Valentine's Day 14th Feb, Tuesday
Maha Shivratri 24th Feb, Friday
Holika Dahan, Chhoti Holi 12th Mar, Sunday
Holi 13th Mar, Monday
Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Navratri 28th Mar, Tuesday