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Lunar Eclipse 10 December 2011

December 10, 2011 by staff 

Lunar Eclipse 10 December 2011, Lunar eclipse 2011 is going to be visible in a large part of the world today. People are eager to see the lunar eclipse when the eclipse is full with many suggesting that this time, during the lunar eclipse, the moon would look unusually big.

The excitement is at an all time high among people all over the world. They are eager to know as to when it will be the best time to watch it and are there any precaution in watching it.

Experts say that unlike solar eclipse, when it is dangerous to see the sun directly with nak*d eyes, it is rather safe to watch the moon during lunar eclipse with the nak*d eye.

When the full lunar eclipse occurs, it is caused by the full moon passing through the Earth’s shadow. The earth’s shadow makes the surface of the moon dark giving it ghostly color. Usually the moon becomes very red and at times brown. Experts have been at their wits end as to how the moon starts looking so big during full lunar eclipse.

In some Asian countries including India there is a belief that lunar eclipses are a time when important changes take place in a person’s destiny. A report on Indian mythology about the impacts of eclipses says, “…at the time of a solar or lunar eclipse in areas where it is seen one should stop all activities, meditate or chant the name of God in a purified state and after the eclipse one should take cold bath with the clothes they are wearing and then make donations ( especially cereals) according to their means…One should also not eat 12 hours before the solar and 9 hours before the lunar eclipse begins. One can drink water”.

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