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Eclipse 5 Penumbral Lunar eclipse on January 10-11

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The Full Moon will turn a shade darker when a penumbral eclipse will occur in the 2nd quarter of Punawasa constellation in the Zodiacal sign of Gemini (Mithuna) beginning 22.37 hours (local time) on Friday, January 10, 2020.

This eclipse lasting four hours and five minutes which follows the Annular Solar Eclipse that occurred on December 26, 2019, will be visible in Sri Lanka. It will be also visible in Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa. 

The greatest eclipse will occur at 00.40 hours on January 11.It will end at 02.42 hours on January 11.

According to the ancient Indian Rishis it is inauspicious to start any important event in life or embark on any plan or programme for that matter on the day of a Solar or Lunar eclipse and during the three days both preceding and following the day of the eclipse counting a total of seven days.

It is also the general opinion of the savants of Astrology that it is  inauspicious to commence any important event or plan during the running of either the Zodiacal sign or the constellation in which the eclipse occurs either on the day of the eclipse or within the seven days preceding or the following the day of the eclipse which add up to 15 days.