Partial Lunar Eclipse occurs on the Full Moon Night, when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon get aligned in one line with the Earth in the middle of the three. During this time, the Earth blocks partially or totally block the Sunlight from directly reaching the Moon's surface and cast Partial or total shadow over it.
In 2015, there are two lunar eclipses:
Date: 4th April - Visible In India (Partial) - Most parts of Asia, Australia, North and South America, Antarctica, India. Eclipse can best visible in the cities such as Brisbane, Mexico City, Honolulu, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and San Francisco.
Date: 28th September - Visible In India (Partial) - Western parts of Gujarat & Rajasthan, West Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Arctic Ocean
The details of the eclipse occurred on the 4th April
Moonrise - 18:42:56
First Contact with the Penumbra - 14:33:29
First Contact with the Umbra - 15:47:38
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 17:31:29
Last Contact with the Umbra - 19:15:20
Last Contact with the Penumbra - 20:29:29
Duration of Partial Phase - 03 Hours 27 Mins 42 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase - 05 Hours 55 Mins 59 Secs
Eating During Grahan - All types of food items either solid or liquid are prohibited during Sutak and Eclipse. Hence, one should not eat during twelve hours before Solar Eclipse and during nine hours before Lunar Eclipse till Eclipse is over. However, for children, sick and old people food limitation is restricted to only single Prahar or 3 hours.
There is need to take certain precautions during Eclipse
1) Abstain yourself from eating food and drinks.
2) Avoid venturing out during eclipse especially pregnant ladies as there is believe that the child can either be handicapped or born with any other deformity. In the worst cases, miscarriage can be done.
3) One tries to keep away from oil massage, combing hair, brushing teeth
4) Should not involve in sexual activities that are prohibited during Eclipse.