Grahan 2013 : Surya Grahan 2013 – Chandra Grahan 2013

Grahan (Eclipse) in 2013 are happening for 5 times; Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) 2 times and Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) for 3 times.

Surya Grahan 2013 Dates

Date Hindu Calendar Prospect Time Position
10 May 2013 New Moon Day, Dark Half, Chaitra Month 00:24 GMT Aries
3 November 2013 New Moon Day, Dark Half, Ashwin Month 12:46 GMT Libra

Chandra Grahan 2013 Dates

Date Hindu Calendar Prospect Time GMT Time IST Position
25 April 2013 Full Moon Day, Bright Half, Chaitra Month 20:06 01:36 (26 April 2013) Swati Constellation/ Libra
25 May 2013 Full Moon Day, Bright Half, Vaishakh Month 04:09 09:39 (25 April 2013) Scorpio
18 October 2013 Full Moon Day, Bright Half, Ashwin Month 23:49 05:09 (19 October 2013) Aries

Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) and Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) are those events when an obstruction comes in between Earth and Sun or Earth and Moon.

What is Surya Grahan?

When Moon becomes the obstruction between Earth and Sun, the event is known as Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse.

What is Chandra Grahan?

When shadow of Earth overlaps the Moon and Sunrays couldn’t reach Moon, the event is called Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse.

Date-wise Description of Each Eclipse

25/26 April 2013: Total Lunar Eclipse (Khandgras Chandra Grahan)

This Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse will begin and end on Thursday, which is in the bright half of the Hindu month Chaitra’s and on full Moon day in Swati constellation. Apart from India, this Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) would be seen at Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arab, Myanmar (Burma), Britain, Russia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka, to name a few.

The Grahan (Eclipse) will begin at 1:17am, peak at 1:35 am and end at 1:53 am. Total duration of the eclipse will be of 36 minutes. Sutak of Grahan will begin in 25 April 2013, Thursday at 4:17 pm.

9/10 May 2013: Annular Solar Eclipse (Kankanakriti Surya Grahan)

Annular Solar Eclipse will take place in the dark half of the Hindu month Chaitra of Samvat 2070 on new Moon day, Thursday on Aries sign. This Grahan (Eclipse) will not be visible in India, yet effect of Grahan (Eclipse) affects the entire Earth.

This Grahan (Eclipse) will begin at 2:55 pm, peak at 5:50 pm and end at 8:55 pm. Total duration will be of 1hr 35 minutes. Sutak of Grahan (Eclipse) will begin from Thursday sunrise.

25 May 2013: Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)

Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) will take place in the bright half of the Hindu month Vaishakh, Samvat 2070, full Moon day on Saturday in Scorpio sign. This Grahan (Eclipse) will also be not visible in India.

The Grahan (Eclipse) will begin at 9:13, peak at 9:40 and end at 10:07. Total duration of Grahan (Eclipse) will be 40 minutes. Sutak of Grahan (Eclipse) will begin from the sunrise of Saturday.

18/19 October 2013: Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) will begin on the full Moon day, bright half of the Hindu month Ashwin, Samvat 2070 in Aries sign. This Grahan (Eclipse) will be visible in India.

The Grahan (Eclipse) will begin at 3:18, peak at 5:20 and end at 7:21. Total time duration will be of 1 hr 19 minutes. Sutak of this Grahan (Eclipse) will begin from the sunrise of Friday.

3 November 2013: Total Solar Eclipse (Khagras Surya Grahan)

The Khagras Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse) will begin on the new Moon day, dark half of the Hindu month Aswin, Samvat 2070, Sunday in Libra sign. This Grahan (Eclipse) will not be visible in India, but as we know the effect remains same on the entire Earth.

The Grahan (Eclipse) will begin at 15:34, peak at 18:10 and end at 20:58. Total time of the Grahan (Eclipse) will be 4 hrs 24 minutes. Sutak of Grahan (Eclipse) will begin from the sunrise of Sunday.

This was all on the details of Surya Grahan and Chandra Grahan in 2013. With this brief article on Grahan 2013, we hope you will make preparations in advance.