Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep?

Theresa Hayes | 29 June, 2018, 10:46

In fact, when the moon remains in the shadow of the earth during the full moon's lunar eclipse, its aura becomes redundant, which is called the "Ratakim Chandra" or "Lal Chand".

As this is a most extended total lunar eclipse of the century, no one wants to miss a chance to see it. Skywatchers around the planet saw the Super Blue Blood Moon keep going time on January 31 this year. It will begin at 10:44PM on July 27 and will go on till nearly around 5AM, next morning. This also outstrips the Super Blue Blood Moon combination that occurred in January of this year by almost three-quarters of an hour.

A lunar eclipse, commonly referred to as a "blood moon", graces the night sky. In the process, the Earth's shadow over the moon blocks most light radiation. Europe and Africa will witness the eclipse during the evening hours. During a blood moon, the moon turns from a deep red to orange colour rather than completely disappearing when it passes through the shadow cast by Earth. reported that Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz had "claimed to have found references of Blood Moon Tetrad in the Bible in 2014".

"A partial eclipse precedes and follows the century's longest total lunar eclipse, each time lasting one hour and six minutes".

Okay, but even if the end were nigh, the eclipse aspect of this event will only be seen from the eastern hemisphere; I'm not really sure how omens work, but seems like we're safe this time. The total eclipse that occurred back in January of 2018 was slightly shorter at 1 hour and 16 minutes because it the moon was just south of the center point.

But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather.

"Basically when Mars is opposite the Sun in the sky, which it will be in late July, it rises at sunset and sets at sunrise".

However, the coming Eclipse will be special because it will coincide with the great opposition of Mars - a period of close approach of the red planet with Earth.