Lunar Eclipse of 2018 you might be aware of it?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are aligned exactly or very closely so, with the planet in between. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.

The lunar eclipse 2018 will happen tonight, marking the longest total such eclipse till 2123, i.e. for over 100 years. This visibility of lunar eclipse in India is expected to be pretty good but cloudy sky and inclement weather may hurt your chances of being able to watch the phenomenon. In metro cities, space enthusiasts may miss out on watching the moon being eclipsed due to pollution. And, of course, there are areas across the world where the eclipse will not be visible at all, such as North America. The Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi is hosting a Moon Carnival, with telescope observations planned from 10pm to 5am – however, the rains are expected to play spoilsport. But fret not, as in this technology-driven world, watching the night skies is no problem even if your view of the eclipse is not as clear as you would want it to be.

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      HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total lunar eclipse 2018 will start at 1am IST.
  • India is one of the best places to watch the eclipse.
  • The lunar eclipse tonight will also be a Blood Moon.

Total lunar eclipse time in India

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While the full eclipse will be over 6 hours, the total lunar eclipse 2018 will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. The eclipse is estimated to start in India at 11:44pm IST on Friday night and the total lunar eclipse 2018 is expected to begin at 1am IST. From 1:15am to 2:43am, the moon will be in the middle of the Earth’s shadow and will appear reddish in colour. The eclipse will continue till 4:58am though the effect will not look as great.
The July 2018 lunar eclipse will be the longest one till June 9, 2123. There are many factors for this, one being that the moon will be at the farthest point from Earth in its orbit. This will make the moon appear smaller than regular, and much smaller than it looks during the Super Moon (when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit from the Earth). In fact, this phenomenon of the moon appearing small is called micro moon. The moon in the lunar eclipse will also be passing through the middle of the Earth’s shadow, meaning it will spend the maximum time in darkness, thus contributing to the long duration of the eclipse.[appear]

Impact of Lunar Eclipse on All Zodiac Signs

ARIES
This eclipse may result in various gains for you. You will be able to complete any project in your hand. Be passionate and hard working in your workplace to take maximum benefit.

TAURUS
There will be financial gains and chances of overall progress in life. Luck will favour you in completing pending works if any.

GEMINI
Financial loss is anticipated for this sign. There may be worries due to some unexpected events. But there might be some sort of gains as well when you are least expecting them. You might travel.

CANCER
Be extra cautious while travelling as there are chances of accidents or minor injuries. You might suffer from pain in body in general. Take care of your health especially about venereal diseases.

LEO
You will be surrounded by various tensions and worries. General diseases and opponents can be the cause of distress. There are chances of financial loss so take extra care in financial dealings.

VIRGO

There will be financial gains and you will feel blessed for many things in life. Be calm and positive in family and social matters as there are chances of some kind of dispute in family.[appear]

LIBRA

There might be some kind of health problem starting up. Get your check-up done at earliest.If any conflict emerges, met them with caution. Any kind of pain or fear may arise from someone

SCORPIO

This eclipse can be the cause of anxiety for you and may also cause some trouble related to your children. People engaged in education and study activities will experience lack of concentration.

SAGITTARIUS

Things will be better than average for you. There will be benefits but expenses can also be sustained or increase a little bit. Fear from direct or indirect enemies is also suspected.

CAPRICORN

There may be problems related to a spouse. You may have to face mental distress. Keep in mind the health as well as situations of money loss can also be there. There will be a time filled with tension, anxiety and confusion in vain.

AQUARIUS

This eclipse can be disease-causing. Secret concerns can persist and some conflicts in life can also be encountered. Remote trips can cause some kind of damage and loss of health. Those who live abroad must take special care of themselves.

PISCES

There may be delays in work and also costs include might expand. Take extra care and plan ahead. Relationships with friends can be affected. It would be better if you can postpone your trips atleast for a week.

What is a Blood Moon

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The July 2018 lunar eclipse will also be a Blood Moon, a phenomenon that sees the moon take a reddish hue. This happens because the direct sunlight to moon is blocked by the Earth, the moon goes dark and only reflects the sunlight scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere. Because the red wavelengths are scattered less than the blue and violet wavelengths, the sunlight’s red wavelength scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere hits the moon, making it appear red from our perspective.
But while observe the Blood Moon, you may spot two red celestial bodies in the skies – Mars will also be easily visible in the night sky shortly after the lunar eclipse begins. The Red Planet will be at the closest point to earth in its orbit in a decade and a half, so can be easily spotted tonight. It will appear as a bright red star and smaller than the moon due to the distance between the two planets.

I hope you might have found some sort of good knowledge from this?