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Chandra Grahan 2024: Lunar eclipse will take 4.39 hours on Holi, where will it be visible, Sutak period in India, know everything

The first lunar eclipse of 2024 is going to occur on the day of Holi. The Moon will be lost in the Earth’s shadow on this day. Since Holi is one of the biggest festivals of India, the lunar eclipse on the day of Holi becomes even more special. This lunar eclipse occurring on March 25 is a penumbral lunar eclipse. On the night of Holi, the moon will pass through the earth’s shadow, due to which even the moonlight at night will be covered in darkness for some time. Let us tell you in which areas this eclipse will be visible, what will be the timing, and will the people of India be able to see it?

timing of lunar eclipse 2024
Lunar eclipse will be a matter of excitement for those interested in astronomical events as well as for the general public. According to, the lunar eclipse will begin at 10.24 am Indian time. It will reach its peak at 12:43 pm. Whereas it will end at 3.01 pm.

During this time the moon will be in its full size. It will rise in the late night of 24th March and move in the morning of 25th March, hence it will pass through the earth’s penumbra. The penumbra is the lighter outer part of the Earth’s shadow. The moon will pass through this shadow, hence according to NASA it is called a penumbral eclipse.

Will lunar eclipse 2024 be visible in India?
The lunar eclipse will be visible in all parts of North and South America, but people of India will not be able to see it. Apart from this, this lunar eclipse will also be visible in Ireland, Belgium, Spain, England, South Norway, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Germany, United States of America, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands and France.

What effect will the eclipse have on Holi celebration?
Since Holi and eclipse are on the same day in India, many people will be worried about Sutak period. But do not panic, since the eclipse will not be visible in India, hence its Sutak period will also not be effective here. According to the Muhurta, Holi will be celebrated with all the customs and rituals without any worries.

How many types of lunar eclipse are there?
According to NASA, there are three types of lunar eclipses – total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse, and penumbral lunar eclipse. In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Moon passes through a very lightly visible part of the Earth’s shadow, in such a situation the eclipse on the Moon is so light that it cannot be seen easily.

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