Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) is on Paush Purnima (Posh Poornima, Pushya Poornima, Sakambari Purnima), observed on full moon day in the month of Paush (Posh, or Poush). This year it falls on 31st December 2009 with Partial Lunar Eclipse. The full moon will be in Aridra nakshatra ruled by Rahu in zodiac sign Gemini ruled by Mercury and Sun in Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter.The planetary positions at the time of the Lunar Eclipse are shown in the table with nakshatra, nakshatra pada, rasi and navamsa. The eclipse point is Gemini sixteen degrees with Ketu near Moon. The effect of the eclipse on different moon signs are discussed in other blogs. To find your moon sign, please visit http://decisioncare.org/astrology
The path of visibility of the eclipse is shown in the figure. It is visible in India, Nepal, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and other places in Asia (eastern hemisphere). The partial lunar eclipse is not visible in United States and Canada.The Chandra Grahan will begin at 22:45 hrs on December 31, 2009 and end at 03:00 am on 1 January, 2010 by Indian time.Paush Poornima is an auspicious day according to Vedic Astrology.