In Vedic Astrology when one celestial body moves into the shadow of another then it is known as Eclipse or Grahan. When we talk about eclipse it could also mean something beyond the Earth- Sun- Moon system but due to the direct impact of the Sun and the Moon in our life, the term eclipse is used to describe the Solar and Lunar Eclipse.
All of you have some general idea about the Eclipse therefore, I am not going to explain in detail about the scientific or astronomical definition and explanation of the eclipse.
We at CyberAstro feel that it is our responsibility towards our members to share such issues and its effect on you.
There are mainly three types of eclipse:-
Sutak period related to eclipse :-
Three Phases of an Eclipse:-
Visibility of Annular Solar Eclipse on 15th January, 2010:-
In the ancient Vedic scriptures it is mentioned that during eclipse there would be Sutak or inauspicious time and during this time one should avoid doing any auspicious work or start a new thing. The Grastodit grahana or the rise of particular object during the eclipse and the Grastasta grahana or set of the object during the eclipse is especially considered most inauspicious. However, for some special siddhi (worship) or chant of mantras, the period of eclipse considered very useful as well as powerful. It means that during the period of Sutak if a mantra or yantra is energized then that mantra or yantra would be combined with some special power. At the same time these energized mantra/Yantra will help you to fulfill your wishes related to that Yantra or Mantra.
This Annular Solar Eclipse will take place on the 15th January, 2010 when both the planet Sun as a Grahaya (effect) and the Moon, Grahak (the cause) will be transiting through the sign Capricorn at the time of eclipse. It is noteable that this is the longest solar eclips of 21st Century. However, this eclipse will have different impact on our individual life due to our individual horoscope as well as the Moon Sign. It is to be noted that we should have to consider the effect of Solar Eclipse on our life as per our Moon Sign and not as per Zodiac or Ascendant Sign.