Lunar eclipse comes every year and every year something new is seen. The first lunar eclipse of this year is going to happen on Friday, May 5. This eclipse will start at 8:46 pm on May 5 and end at 1:20 pm.
This first eclipse will last for a total of 4 hours 18 minutes. There is also another Buddha Purnima on the same day. According to astronomy, a lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the Sun-Earth-Moon move in a straight line and in the same plane. The Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon planes are inclined to each other at an angle of 5 degrees. When the Moon intersects two imaginary straight lines, the full moon and the eclipse are observed simultaneously.
Many say that this year’s lunar eclipse is a penumbral lunar eclipse. Penumbral lunar eclipse means when the shadow of the earth falls on the moon from only one side, it is called Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. During a lunar eclipse, the Moon will pass through the Earth’s beam in its orbit. At that time, Earth’s atmosphere would reflect sunlight on the Moon as a reddish glow.
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This eclipse will be visible from some places in Asia, New Zealand, Australia and South Eastern Europe. On the other hand, in religious beliefs, the lunar eclipse is considered a very inauspicious event and it affects the lives of all of us. Do you know that some activities are prohibited during the eclipse? It is believed that if someone does all these, inauspicious times start in his life. This is the second eclipse in 15 days, which is considered very inauspicious from the point of view of astrology.