The last lunar eclipse of the year 2023 is going to held on Saturday, 28 October. Sharad Purnima is also on this day.
Scientifically, any eclipse is considered an astronomical event, but in astrology it is considered an inauspicious event.
The rules of Sutak come into force a few hours before the eclipse. After the Sutak is applied, it is necessary to follow those rules till the eclipse period. Know the time of eclipse, time of Sutak and other important information.
According to the Astrologer Dr. Arvind Mishra, the lunar eclipse is going to occur in the midnight of 28th and 29th October. This eclipse will begin at 01:05 am on October 28 and will end at 02:24 am.
This eclipse is going to occur in Aries and Ashwini Nakshatra. The last lunar eclipse of the year will be visible in India also, hence the rules of Sutak will also be applicable here.
Sutaks are started 9 hours before the lunar eclipse. According to this, Sutak period will start at 04:05 pm on 28th October.
Along with this, the rules of Sutak will also be implemented and the doors of temples etc. will be closed.
The lunar eclipse occurring on Saturday night is the second lunar eclipse of this year and the last eclipse.
Apart from India, this eclipse can be seen in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North and East South America, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
This lunar eclipse, which is going to occur during the midnight of 28-29 October, will be partial. When the Earth’s shadow falls on some part of the Moon.
Then it is called partial lunar eclipse. This eclipse does not last long. But according to astrology, in this also all the rules of Sutak have to be followed.
According to Dr. Arvind Mishra, it is prohibited to do puja during Sutak period, however, mental chanting can be done. During this time, pregnant women are prohibited from using any kind of sharp objects like scissors, knives, machines, needles etc.
From the beginning of the Sutak period till the end of the eclipse period, it is prohibited to cook and eat food.
However, there is no restriction on eating and drinking for elderly and pregnant women. It is advisable to add basil leaves to food items during Sutak period