A Partial Solar Eclipse takes place on July 13th 2018. Entire duration of this partial solar eclipse is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Solar eclipse or Surya grahan takes place when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. Due to this some parts of the earth are under the moon’s shadow and causes the solar eclipse.
This solar eclipse is unusual because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that is considered inauspicious. There has not been a solar eclipse falling on Friday, the 13th since 1974 according to NASA. The next recurrence will happen on September 13th 2080
This eclipse will be visible only in southern Australia, New Zealand and part of Antarctica. This partial Solar Eclipse will begin at 01:45 am (UTC time) and ends at 04:13. People in some parts of southern Australia, including those in Adelaide and Melbourne, will see a very small fraction of the eclipse. A majority of this partial eclipse of the Sun will take place over the Pacific and Indian Ocean. People in Tasmania can see maximum eclipse.
As we all know that Sun is prime source of energy and whole world is existing because of the same, But what will happen if Sun faces affliction like this event of eclipse? This event occurs with the planet Sun and Moon in Punarvasu constellation in Gemini sign.
- Gemini born, especially those born with moon in Punarvasu Nakshatra can suffer from mood swings, fever, headaches, indigestion, joint paints etc.
- Pisces and Sagittarius born people may have difference of opinions with loved ones in family. Arguments may lead to strained relations.
- This eclipse will be fine for people who have Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Scorpio as their zodiac signs.
There is a cluster of 4 planets (Sun, Moon, Rahu, and Mercury) which are within 30° receiving aspect of Mars and Ketu from zodiac sign Capricorn. These 6 planets will cause disturbances in lives of people born in Capricorn, Sagittarius, and Gemini Moon Signs. Above 4 signs will suddenly feel depressed, lonely, sick and tired.
During this eclipse time, people as whole are not advised to consume food during the above mentioned time and it will be fine to consume food before eclipse occurs or after the end of eclipse. There is a scientific reason behind the same as in the absence of sunlight, bacteria is more active and could contaminate the food. Most important thing that has to be done is that it will be fine to indulge in prayers and throw ourselves to the almighty. What can be done as rituals during this event is chanting of mantras related to Goddess Durga, Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu.
Most important ritual to gain access to individual powers is to worship and doing Tarpanam to ancestors will enable to get blessings of departed and also to gain more confidence and cleanse bad karmic effects to lead a new life. It is also said that during this eclipse period performing Sandhya Vandanam and chanting Gayathri Japa Mantra for 1008 times or 108 times will be bestowed with all blessings and can lead a new life. Taking blessings of elders, offering food to handicapped persons and Brahmins will enable to free from clutches of this eclipse and lead a new lease of life.