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First Contact with the Penumbra - 05:43:19
First Contact with the Umbra - 06:38:31
Total Phase Begins - 07:42:19
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 08:17:53
Total Phase Ends - 08:53:28
Last Contact with the Umbra - 09:57:15
Last Contact with the Penumbra - 10:52:27

Duration of Total Phase - 01 Hour 11 Mins 08 Secs
Duration of Partial Phase - 03 Hours 18 Mins 43 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase - 05 Hours 09 Mins 07 Secs


Lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse would occur on September 27 and September 28, 2015. It would be the second Lunar Eclipse of 2015. The Moon will be completely covered by the Earth's Umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon inside the Umbral shadow will only be illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earth's atmosphere and having a reddish hue. The longest duration of totality would be 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Hinduism and Lunar Eclipse 

Unless Lunar Eclipse is visible to the naked eye, it is of no significance to Hindus and Hindus don't consider it for any religious activities. Penumbral Lunar Eclipses are not visible to the naked eye hence no rituals related to Chandra Grahan should be observed. If Lunar Eclipse is visible during Umbral Phase then only it should be considered for religious activities. Most Hindu Calendars don't list Penumbral Eclipses. 

If Chandra Grahan is not visible in your city but it is visible some city near to that then you should not observe it. Precautions which are advised during Sutak should be taken only if Chandra Grahan is visible in your city. Chandra Grahan is considered even if the Moon is not visible due to cloudy weather or some other weather conditions.


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