New Year 2024 Brings a Leap Year, Extra Day, and Astronomical Events

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Mumbai, 29th December 2023: As the world prepares to welcome the New Year, 2024 stands out for being a leap year, offering an extra day for endeavours. Renowned astrologer DK Soman shares insights into the upcoming year, highlighting astronomical events, holidays, and auspicious occasions.

With 2024 being a leap year, it will comprise 366 days instead of the usual 365. The additional day, attributed to the leap year cycle, provides an extra opportunity to accomplish more in the coming year.

1. Chayakalp Lunar Eclipse (March 25): The year kicks off with a lunar eclipse, but unfortunately, it won’t be visible from India.
2. Khagras Solar Eclipse (April 8): Another celestial event follows in April with a solar eclipse, also not visible from India.
3. Khandgras Lunar Eclipse (September 18): The third eclipse of the year occurs in September, with India missing the celestial show.
4. Solar Eclipse (October 2): The final solar eclipse of 2024 concludes the astronomical events for the year, again not visible from India.

Supermoons in September and October:
On September 18 and October 17, two full moons will manifest as supermoons, appearing 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

In 2024, 2 out of 24 public holidays will fall on Sundays, while the 22nd holiday will provide a mid-week break. There will be five Gurupushya Yogas for gold enthusiasts on January 25, February 22, September 26, October 24, and November 21.

June 25 will mark a single Angaraki Sankashta Chaturthi Yoga for Ganesha devotees, providing an auspicious day for prayers.

Wedding Dates:
Astrologer DK Soman has provided wedding dates for each month in 2024:
– January: 12 dates
– February: 13 dates
– March: 8 dates
– April: 10 dates
– May: 2 dates
– June: 2 dates
– July: 6 dates
– November: 6 dates
– December: 13 dates

As 2024 unfolds, the leap year promises an extra day for accomplishments, while celestial events, festivals, and auspicious occasions add a celestial touch to the year ahead. Astrologer DK Soman’s insights offer a glimpse into the astronomical and astrological highlights that will shape the upcoming year.