World News / Chand Girhan > A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse would occur on November 28, 2012 and it would be the second and the last lunar eclipse of the year. This eclipse would not be visible to the naked eyes and due to that it would be of less importance to common folks.
If Lunar Eclipse starts before midnight but ends after midnight i.e. it covers two different dates on Gregorian calendar then the chosen Eclipse Day is when Penumbral phase starts hence Umbral and Total phase might start beyond midnight.
Moonrise and Moonset moments are corrected for Parallax and this correction gives better timings for the Eclipse sighting. Unless Lunar Eclipse is visible to the naked eye, it is of no significance to Hindus and Hindus don’t consider it for any religious activities.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipses are not visible to the naked eye hence no rituals related to Chandra Grahan should be observed. If Lunar Eclipse is visible during Umbral Phase then only it should be considered for religious activities. Most Hindu Calendars don’t list Penumbral Eclipses.
If Chand Girhan is not visible in your city but it is visible some city near to that then you should not observe it. Precautions which are advised during Sutak should be taken only if Chandra Grahan is visible in your city. Chandra Grahan is considered even if the Moon is not visible due to cloudy weather or some other weather conditions.
Chand Girhan in Pakistan timing may be considering in the mid of the night. This is the last Chand Girhan of the Year 2012 which can be seen without any instruments.
People in Pakistan and other areas are still in searching to find the Chand so that they can see the Chand Girhan 2012.