Partial Solar Eclipse Visible in Large Part of
An eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs when one entity in the sky moves into
the shadow of another. Basically we use to describe solar eclipse and lunar eclipse. In solar
eclipse Moon’s shadow fall on earth’s surface, thus Sun is not visible. In lunar eclipse the Moon
moves into the shadow of earth hence Moon is not visible.
There are 5 eclipses that occur during the calendar year 2016. These are:
Solar Eclipse – March 9th 2016 (visible in India.).
Lunar Eclipse – March 23rd 2016 (visible in India).
Lunar Eclipse – August 18th, 2016 (not visible in India).
Solar Eclipse – September 1st 2016 (partly visible in India)
Lunar Eclipse – September 16th 2016 (visible in India)
It would be total Solar Eclipse of magnitude 1.045 which signifies that at the moment of
greatest eclipse, the Sun would be completely concealed by the shadow of the moon. The
longest duration of totality would be 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
It means there are two solar eclipses in 2016. Astrology at the time of solar eclipse is as follows:
Rashi will be Aquarius and navamsha will be Taurus. This celestial phenomenon will happen in
Purva Bhadrapad nakshatra. Venus and Mercury are posited in the same house as Sun.
Moreover, Jupiter will have 7th aspect on this eclipse and Mars will have 4th aspect on the
Every year we witness a number of solar and lunar eclipses that are either partial or total. The
visibility of any given eclipse is usually limited to some geographic area on earth. The total Solar
Eclipse would be observed from Pacific Ocean. Indonesia will observe total Solar Eclipse. The
partial Solar Eclipse would be visible from Australia, India, China, South Korea and Japan.
In India, the partial Solar Eclipse would be visible from most of the cities except some cities in
western and northern India where none of the eclipse would be visible. New Delhi, Hyderabad,
Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Nagpur, Bhubaneshwar, Noida, Gurgaon, Lucknow,
Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Koci, Coimbatore and Varanasi would observe partial Solar
Eclipse. However, none of the eclipse would be visible from Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Surat,
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Udaipur, Chandigarh and Panaji. Outside India,
Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Honolulu and Darwin
are some of the big cities where partial Solar Eclipse would be visible. The eclipse would not be
visible in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and some northern and western
countries of Asia, Pakistan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.
Solar and lunar eclipses are noteworthy events at a spiritual level. There is an increase in Raja-
Tama which has negative effects on humanity. Regular spiritual practice ensures that we are
insulated from its subtle (intangible) harmful effects.
Avoid Direct Eye Contact
Viewing an eclipse generates much interest in the wider group of people. But observer must be
careful while viewing solar eclipse. One should not see towards Sun with naked eyes. For safety
purposes, one must always use sunglasses, telescopes and binoculars with special filters. It is
believed that Sun’s ultraviolet and infrared light may harm one’s eyes or cause partial