Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan occurs 2 or 3 times a year. Chandra Grahan is discovered solely on the full-Moon day. It happens once Moon comes directly behind the planet, beneath its shadow in our scheme. There are totally different positions of Moon (Chandra) and earth, in our scheme that are accountable for occultation (Chandra Grahan). An astronomical phenomena during which one rotating heavenly body comes in between the opposite 2 rotating celestial bodies is termed Grahan or eclipse. It happens typically 4-5 times a year. In 2016, we’ll witness a complete of four eclipses. This includes Chandra grahan 2016 and Surya Grahan 2016. Let’s provide you with a short concerning the dates of Grahan in 2016.
Chandra Grahan 2016 Time and Date
|Date||Type Of Eclipse in 2016||Visible In India||Areas in which Grahan will be visible||Time (IST)
(Start – Mid – End)
|March 23, 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|
|September 16-17, 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|
Lunar Eclipse 2016
Full Moon: Full phase of the moon happens once Moon comes directly opposite to Sun, or they take issue by an angle of one hundred eighty degrees. Our natural satellite or Moon rotates round the earth in an exceedingly amount of twenty nine.5 days, i.e. a month’s amount. In fact, the name ‘month’ of thirty days amount is impressed by Moon’s rotation around earth. The complete Moon happens once in each month. But, occultation or Chandra Grahan isn’t discovered each month attributable to totally different orbital angles of earth, Sun, and Moon.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Penumbral lunar eclipse (Khand Chaya Yukta Chandra Grahan) happens once Sun, Moon, and earth, don’t kind an ideal line. Moon comes beneath the result of earth’s shadow, however a number of Moon’s half still receives the direct daylight. This kind of Grahan or eclipse is tough to watch.
Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse (Anshik Chandra Grahan) happens once a section of the Moon comes beneath the result of umbral (the innermost and darkest a part of the planet referred to as umbra) shadow of earth. We are able to conjointly say that, once some a part of Moon, still not totally beneath the result of umbral shadow of earth.
Total lunar eclipse
Total lunar eclipse (Sampurna Chandra Grahan) happens once the complete Moon comes beneath the result of umbral shadow of earth, or the Moon is totally lined by the planet. The observer from the night facet of earth is ready to look at the Grahan or eclipse clearly.
In the month of Apr in 2016 conjointly, Moon can bear of these positions and a complete lunar eclipse are discovered.