A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes simultaneously from Earth and Sun, leading to total or partial fading of image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth.

Solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and the Moon fully or partially covers the Sun as viewed from a location on Earth. This can happen only during a new moon day, when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth. Normally 5 solar eclipses occur each year out of which at least 2 full Moon eclipses occur each year. Total solar eclipses are nevertheless rare at any particular location because totality exists only along a narrow path on the Earth's surface traced by the Moon's umbra.

A partial Solar eclipse will occur on November 25, 2011. This  Solar eclipse (Surya Grahan)  will be visible across Antarctica in its summer and in other countries such as New zealand at sunset with less than 20% of the sun overclouded. Peninsula will also observe nearly obscuration of the sun in the western part of Antarctica.  

General Effect of Solar eclipse on different birth Signs

Since, this eclipse will occur at the time when the Sun is in Anuradha Nakshatra in Scorpio sign. Hence, this partial eclipse can be harmful for Scorpio.

The effect of the eclipse is believed to exist for 1 to 2 weeks. The general influence of the eclipse on various Moon rashis are:      

Aries (Mesha)

Aries native may have to face some problem related to health. Those appearing for some competition may find some obstructions while preparing or while appearing. Chanting of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra will ease out out all the obstacles. 

Taurus (Vrishabha)

Taurians will have problem with their life partners or business partners. You are advised to keep control on yourself and wait for the time to pass.

Gemini (Mithuna)

Those born with Gemini as the Moon sign will gain some property or wealth through their family particularly from their brothers or sisters. Your maternal uncles might face some problem. 

Cancer (Karkataka)

Cancer students will be mainly effected with the solar eclipse. Pregnant women need to be careful during this period. They should avoid the sunlight on that day. 

Leo (Simha)

Leos can face some depressing situations. Their health can also be effected during this eclipse. Chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will be beneficial. 

Virgo (Kanya)

Virgo natives will gain from partial eclipse. They might finalise some international deals. Chances of some trip to abroad is possible. 

Libra (Tula)

Librans will face problems related to money and finance. Librans are advised to avoid any major financial decision. Chanting ‘Om Suryaye Namah’ will give them positive energy to resist ill effect.

Scorpio (Vrishchik)

This partial eclipse can be harmful for Scorpions. Some professional complications are indicated in one or two weeks from the solar eclipse. Chanting of Gayatri Mantra can subside ill effect to a great extent.  

Sagittarius (Dhanus)

The period of eclipse will not effect the Sagittarians much. Except few chances of some minor legal penalties like Challan may disturb you mentally.

Capricorn (Makara)

Capricorn natives will have a better chances of gains in business. 

Aquarius (Kumbha)

The natives of Aquarius will find some conspiracy against them in the work place or some internal memo can be raised by the senior officials against you.  

Pisces (Meena)

This period for Pisceans will not be fortunate. They will find some obstructions in their day to day work. This will give you a lot of mental worry. Father’s ill health can also disturb you mentally.


Overall, we can say that this eclipse will be partial and will not have any major effect of afflicted sun on any zodiac sign. 

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