Makar Sankranti 2023 Date : According to Dharmasindhu, when there is Sankranti in the night, then Punya Kaal happens on the second day. Thus, this year Makar Sankranti will be on the 14th, because the sun will enter Capricorn at 1.25 midnight on the 14th of January, but its auspicious time will be considered on the 15th of January only. The auspicious time of Sankranti will be from sunrise to 5.26 pm on January 15. This is the most important of the 12 solstices of the year.
This sequence of celebrating Makar Sankranti will keep changing every 2 years. Due to the leap year, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated again on January 14 in 2017, 2018 and 2021 and on January 15 in 2019 and 2020. This sequence will continue till 2030. After this Sankranti will be celebrated on 15th January for 3 years and on 14th January for 1st year. From 2080, Sankranti will be celebrated only on 15 January.
While rotating on its axis, the earth lags behind by 55 viklas every year or 1 degree in 72 to 90 years. Due to this Sun enters Capricorn with a delay of one day. About 1,700 years ago, Makar Sankranti was considered on 22 December. After this, due to the speed of rotation of the earth, it has gradually come in January instead of December.