Pakistan to Witness Lunar Eclipse Tonight!
People of Pakistan will witness 2019’s last Partial Lunar Eclipse from 16th July to 17th July, 2019.
This will be the last lunar eclipse of year 2019. The eclipse will be visible from much of Europe, much of Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
The Lunar Eclipse will start at 11:44 pm. It will reach maximum eclipse at 2:32 am and this will end at 5.18 am. As a whole it will be active for 6 hours and 30 minutes.
During a lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon. The Earth cuts off the Moon’s light supply. When this happens, the surface of the Moon takes on a reddish glow instead of going completely dark.
Rayleigh scattering is a mechanism which is responsible for causing a colorful sunrise, sunsets and for the sky to look blue. This is the reason that the Moon looks red during lunar eclipse. Many people refer this as Blood Moon.
Not only this, today is the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and people think this eclipse as a “Lunar Treat.”
Myths about Lunar Eclipse
Let’s talk about the 2 most illogical myths about lunar eclipse we believed all our life.
1- Do not eat anything during Lunar Eclipse
There is no scientific evidence why this could be a belief but many doctors relate this belief to the pre-electricity era when an eclipse meant total darkness. It was probably believed that insects and other contaminants could enter the food in the dark and eating it would make people sick. There is no other scientific reason stated for the same.
2- Pregnant Woman Should Not Cut Anything During the Eclipse
A Pakistani doctor, Aliya Bano said that birth defects in children are not due to lunar eclipses but because of deficiency of nutrients and vitamins.
Do you know such myths? Let us know in the comments section