Surya Grahan 2017 – Interesting Facts And Astrological Effects

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Surya Grahan or solar eclipse is a rare astronomical event that has always triggered the curiosity of humans. The most popular eclipses witnessed from the earth are solar eclipse and lunar eclipse. Solar eclipse happens when the shadow of the moon is cast on the sun hiding it from view partially or fully for a brief period of time. From astrological points of view, eclipses are considered inauspicious events pronouncing different kinds of effects on different zodiac signs. Here is an overview of the solar eclipses in 2017 and their effects.
2017 Surya Grahan

here are two Surya Grahan occurrences in 2017. Here is a chart that describes them in detail.

2017 Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) Details


Timings (IST)

Visible in India

Regions from where Eclipse is seen

Nature of eclipse

26 February 2017

17:39 to 23:04


South America, South Africa, South Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic ocean and Antarctica

Annual Eclipse, partial and ring of light is seen around the moon’s diameter.

21 August 2017

21:16 to 02:34


South Africa, North Pacific zone and Antarctica. In the US, best viewed from the entire belt from Oregon to Carolina. 

Total Eclipse Named as Great American Eclipse. These countries are highly excited to see it.

26 February 2017 Solar Eclipse Facts

This is called the Annual solar eclipse. This eclipse will not be visible from India. This eclipse applies to the regions of South America, South Africa, South Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica. Since the moon will be in line with the sun, this eclipse will be partial and the ring of the sun will appear around the moon’s circumference. Since this eclipse cannot be seen from India, it will not have any effect on those residing in India. However, the general guidelines to be observed during eclipses can be followed for good.

26 February 2017 Solar Eclipse Effects

Note that in India, this eclipse will not have any effects. In the regions where the eclipse is applicable, people born in Aquarius or ascendant (Kumbha Rashi or Laghna) may experience some physical and psychological problems. People born in zodiac signs of Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces may experience low self-esteem, fluctuations in blood pressure, digestive issues, heart and lung problems and skin allergies. Those born in the signs of Aries, Virgo and Sagittarius will have a relaxing time towards the end of this month. 

21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse

This is called as total solar eclipse. This particular eclipse will not be visible in India. However, since this kind of total solar eclipse is very rare, it is awaited with great excitement in the parts of the world from where it can be seen. The maximum totality of this eclipse will be noted for 2 minutes and 41 seconds in Clarksville, Tennessee. The entire belt from Oregon to Carolina in the US can see it very clearly under good weather.  As this solar eclipse cannot be seen from India, it will not have any effects on Indian residents. However, it is always advisable to follow the general guidelines meant for eclipses.

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