Lunar Eclipses

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes behind the earth and into its shadow. The Sun, Moon, and Earth will be lined up, and the Moon will be darkened for a few hours as it passes through the shadow.

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What does a lunar eclipse mean to christians?

To some Christians, a lunar eclipse symbolised the wrath of God.

In some cases a lunar eclipse has been conjoined with the crucifixion of Jesus, describing "a charred sky with an angry moon".

A gobbled moon is associated with the "coming of Judgement Day" and ultimately, the apocalypse.

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What can you do to eradicate superstitions regarding lunar eclipse?

To erradicate superstitions in general, an effort is required to educate people. This can be organized at the government level, come from different institutions, but individuals can also assist, trying to teach their neighbors for example.

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What does a lunar eclipse on your birthday mean?

The moon went behind the shadow of the Earth.

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Do you have to wear sunglasses during a lunar eclipse?

No. During a lunar eclipse, you can safely stare directly at the moon continuously, for the entire several hours that the eclipse is in progress. And try to stay awake.

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Can astronomers predict a lunar eclipse?

We can predict down to the millisecond for millions of years into the future where any heavenly body will be.

So yes the next total eclipse as of OCT 5th 2011 see NASA is on DECEMBER 10th 2011 over Pacific Ocean.

At the instant of greatest eclipse (14:32 UT) the Moon lies at the zenith in the Pacific Ocean near Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Its all down to equations and Maths.

Try the mac app Comsographia.

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Can lunar eclipses causes earthquakes?

No, do you really think that would happen? A lunar eclipse is when the light of the full moon is completely covered by earth's shadow, and then it changes the color of the moon to a to an orange red colour.

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No, there is no hard, widely accepted evidence that there is a connection. But the possibility bears study. Tides are of course connected to the lunar cycle, and tidal shifts make enormous differences when it comes to loads on parts of the earth's crust. Also, the earth-moon system has this interesting characteristic: The common center of gravity of earth-moon taken together, also called the barycenter, is within the body of the earth. [If you imagine that the earth and moon were of identical size and mass, then from above you would see them orbiting around the point exactly between them, the barycenter, as if they were connected with a cord.] The barycenter is beneath the surface of the earth and constantly moving within the earth, as a result of earth's rotation and the moon's orbit. The moon actually orbits around the barycenter, and so does the earth. There is a possibility that the constant moving of that theoretical point, along with the enormous weight shifts caused by water, may be enough to occasionally trigger quakes.

To be balanced, many argue that the physics of the barycenter is such that forces end up being balanced, and there is no way that the moving barycenter is responsible for triggering quakes. It would take very sophisticated knowledge of the physics and math involved to uncover the answer, but in the meantime there is no hard evidence on either side.

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When is the next lunar eclipse?

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Why can't you look directly at a solar eclipse?

There are UV rays still glaring down from the visible prominences of the sun which can cause serious damage to the human eye. one of the ways to view this amazing cosmic event is get a certain camera filter with a certain filter.

The other reason being, when there is eclipse, there is darkness and hence the pupil in our eye expand to absorb more light in order to see better. But when the moon moves further there is a sudden burst of light coming in and our pupils are still expanded(it takes more time for it to settle down) by then the burst of light directly falling on the eyes would have caused a lot of harm.

Added to this, during eclipse, the curiosity makes us stare at the sun for longer then the usual glance that we do of a fraction of second. This adds to the side-effects caused to the eyes during a solar eclipse.

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What is most likely the cause of a small evap system leak on a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS?

it happened to my Honda Accord yesterday also. Friend of mine used scanner to detect that problem and found out that the part name "Purge system solenoid valve" was broken. I hope this will give you a hint for your car. Thia problem can also be caused by an improperly installed air filter housing. The housing may not be sealed properly on its gaskets or the holding clips may not be set. It is an easy item to check! You may want to check your charcoal canister also...I had the same problem just two month's ago and that was the problem...I have a 99 Eclipse RS Spyder.... it is your roll over valve on the fuel tank i have a 97 rs too it had the same problem I would start with making sure you have a good seal on your gas cap as well (three clicks whenever it is removed and put back on). This is one of the most common causes of this code. Also, check all your vaccum lines for cracks from the gas tank to the evap system. Another cause, as mentioned above, is the purge solenoid sensor.

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When will the next lunar eclipse be visible in Houston?

Beginning at 1:30 AM Central time on the morning of Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

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What is a lunar eclipse?

Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse is when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon causing a shadow of Earth on the Moon. The shadow can partially or totally cover the Moon, giving us partial and total eclipses.

Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are obviously safe to observe without protective gear for the eyes. You may notice that the moon looks spectacularly bright just before and after the eclipse. The Moon's surface is rather reflective, and close to the time of a lunar eclipse you are seeing the most direct reflection possible from the Moon's surface. If it is a very clear night, you will get a beautiful view of the moon. You will see various phases of illumination similar to those observed over the course of a lunar cycle.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the full Moon lines up precisely with the Earth and the Sun, and the Earth's shadow falls on the Moon. Greek astronomers had figured that out over 2000 years ago, and knew that the curved shadow on the Moon indicated that the Earth was a sphere.

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Blood Moon

The Moon will still be partly illuminated, even during a "total" lunar eclipse. Some light (mostly red) will be refracted by the Earth's atmosphere and still reach the Moon.

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What time will the lunar eclipse happen in central standard time?

around 3:30 am i heard

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Does a lunar eclipse happen every 3 years?

During the 100-year period from 1901 to 2000, there were 228 solar eclipses and

229 lunar eclipses. On the average, that's 2.28 or 2.29 of each kind, for every year,

but in in individual year, it can be as many as 4.

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When there is a lunar eclipse in India whats there in America?

Daylight, probably.

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Why would a partial lunar eclipse be hard to see?

Partial eclipses aren't that hard to see. What are hard to see are penumbral eclipses, because they don't result in all that much dimming and the full moon is so much brighter than anything else in the sky at the time that it's difficult to notice any dimming without sensitive instrumentation.

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What is the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between the Earth and the sun, blocking some of the light from the sun. During a solar eclipse, the moon seems to cover the sun in the sky. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth gets between the sun and the moon. When this happens, the moon cannot reflect the sun's light and appears darker in the sky.

A lunar eclipse can only occur with a full moon and a solar eclipse can only occur with a new moon. In a lunar eclipse, the total phase can last for a maximum of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The maximum time of a solar eclipse is 7 minutes 40 seconds. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and a lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon.

A solar eclipse happens when the shadow of the Moon is cast on the Earth. A lunar eclipse happens when the shadow of the Earth is cast on the Moon.

A solar eclipse :

1. Occurs when moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun.

2. The Sun shows corona at its edges.

3. It occurs on the day of new moon

A lunar eclipse :

1. Occurs when earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon.

2. The Moon doesn't show the corona.

3. It occurs on the day of full moon.

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When is the lunear eclipse tonight?

11:15

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How does the lunar eclipse affect a fiddler crab?

To answer this question I did some on site research. I visited the Astronomy Marine Science Center in Chesapeake Bay, France. Dr. Francois Gerard gave me a fascinating tour of the facilities. I saw the zero gravity center where scientists put endangered marine life in a zero gravity oxygenless, waterless environment to see what happens. To date their success is extraordinary. After the gravity center I saw the breeding on the moon simulator. They have recreated the exact conditions of the surface of the moon, and they try to cross breed endangered marine life. Dr. Gerard said the experiments were going particularly well. Finally, he showed me the lunar eclipse wing of the facility. At that moment they had just received a shipment of fiddler crabs. For those of you who dont' know a fiddler crab is the one with the one huge claw. This oversized claw is used to better play coral and other natural marine instruments. Hence the name fiddler. Dr. Gerard oversaw putting the crabs in the eclipse tank. He than blocked the moon from the crabs conciousness and observed what happened. At first nothing happened, but after a few minutes the crabs became agitated. They started attacking one another. They formed differed ethnic groups based on the color of their claws. Soon they have developed advance crab weapons and were arranging battle formations. One group of crabs started a bombardment of heavy artillery fire, while a second group of crabs advanced upon the enemy crabs. The enemy crabs used their superior air power to cripple the artillery fire, but were unprepared for the commando crabs. The commando crabs attacked with their crab weapons and took out the enemy crabs almost to the last one. Having prepared every detail of the attack they even arranged with a deal with some of France's top seafood restaurants. Within minutes some chefs showed up to pick up the dead crabs which be used for tonight's assortment of crab dishes. Dr. Gerard told me the experiment was a qualified success and he was excited to the do the next eclipse experiment with endangered dolphins. He said he had secured a lucrative deal with Japanese sushi restaurants. My plea to you my fine wikianswers friends is to donate to the Astronomy Marine Science Center. Their work is crucial for future breakthroughs in space/marine research, which we all know deeply affects on a day to day basis. Let's all make a point to think more about space and dolphins in the same sentence this year. We'll make a better world through this.

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Why is lunar eclipse not frequent?

Lunar eclipses are more frequent than solar eclipses. The quick-and-dirty reason for this is because the earth casts a larger shadow than the moon. Lunar eclipses are also quite a bit longer in duration than solar eclipses. Solar eclipses last minutes, and lunar eclipses can last hours.

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How is a new moon and a lunar eclipse similar?

There is no similarities between them...a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth..you see the dark side of the moon during a new moon.

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What time does the lunar eclipse start in 2010?

1:33 Am Eastern

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What is the best time to see the lunar eclipse in Alabama?

Depending on your time zone, the total lunar eclipse will begin either every early the morning on Tuesday, December 21, or very late the evening of Monday, December 20.

In the table below, All times are in UCT, "Coordinated Universal Time" which used to be called Greenwich Mean Time. For the Eastern time zone, subtract 5 hours; for Central time, things happen 6 hours earlier. Mountain Time is 7 hours earlier, and subtract 8 hours for Pacific time.

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: ____05:29:17 UT

Partial Eclipse Begins: _______06:32:37 UT

Total Eclipse Begins: ________07:40:47 UT

Greatest Eclipse: ___________08:16:57 UT

Total Eclipse Ends: _________08:53:08 UT

Partial Eclipse Ends: ________10:01:20 UT

Penumbral Eclipse Ends: _____11:04:31 UT

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Why lunar eclipses occur on full moon days?

Because lunar eclipses happen when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon, hiding it from the sun's light. For this to happen, the moon must be on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, so the full half of the moon that is lit by the sun is visible from Earth. That is what full moon is.

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A lunar eclipse occurs only when the moon is in the?

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What are the harmful effects of lunar eclipse?

There are no harmful effects. its just the earth going between the moon and the sun.

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