9. Why is a Blood Moon Red
So next up on our list of ten myths and facts about lunar eclipses is not a myth buster but a fact. We know that since the news channels and news blogs have been filling up with stories about the Hunter’s Moon you guys must have been wondering why the aforementioned moon is red! So here we have it, the answer you guys have been looking for. See the thing is that when the light from the sun is refracted (not reflected) from the surface of the earth and hits the moon, the impact appears to be a red haze! Now, it should be kept in mind though that the color is not always the famous blood red because it may vary depending upon the atmosphere of the earth at the exact time.
8.Lunar Eclipse Time Duration
Now up next we have another sort of myth buster. We all know that solar eclipse last barely a few minutes whereas, you will be happily surprised to know that a lunar eclipse time duration last for a few hours normally giving you enough of a window to watch the entire phenomenon happen.
7. Types of Lunar Eclipses
Next on our list of ten myths and facts about lunar eclipses we have the types of Lunar Eclipses. Well there are commonly just two types of eclipses, a total Lunar Eclipse and a half Lunar eclipse although some people emphasize of there being three Lunar eclipses where in the third one, known as the penumbral eclipse, falls somewhere between a total lunar eclipse and a half eclipse. Now the blood moon, the easiest of eclipses to sight, falls under the definition of a total lunar eclipse and therefore, as most of you must be aware, there will be plenty of time for television stations to broadcast it live and very clearly at that.
6. Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse are Twins
Up next on ten myths and facts about lunar eclipses is another fact about the phenomenon of an eclipse. Lunar and Solar eclipses are known to be twins because of the fact they go hand in hand, quite literally. See what happens is that a solar eclipse occurs, the lunar eclipse has either already taken place two weeks ago or will be taking place two weeks later. If you imagine the whole layout of the sun, the moon and the earth as per the theory, you will more than understand why this happens.
5. Number of Lunar Eclipses in a Year
If the thought of missing the eclipse has entered your mind along with another comforting thought of having the ability to watch it again after a few months, snap out of it! It is not going to happen! And with this outburst of wisdom we hereby bust another myth that eclipses happen just like that, left right and center! They do not! Lunar eclipses only happen like three times in a year, maximum. Generally, they just happen twice annually so we say you don’t take the chance!
4. Eclipses Were Horrifying Back In The Day
So now we have a very interesting fact to share with you guys on the topic of lunar eclipses. Back in the day, the day being referred to is when technology was laying low, people used to get really terrified when the eclipse took place. They used to imagine that some horrible huge creature was about to gulp down the moon and to that extent, the Chinese even fired canons in the direction of the moon to scare the creature (whom they thought was a dragon) off! How about that?
3. Eclipses and Stonehenge
Next on our list of ten myths and facts about lunar eclipses, we have a probably connection between the legendary Stonehenge, known to date back to the whatever year it was 3500 years ago and also a probable reason explaining, Why Stonehenge! There was a researcher in the year 2000 who had been reading up on Stonehenge for over twenty years. He realized that if you place rocks in a strategic manner, in 19 columns (freakishly similar to how the rocks in Stonehenge have been placed), they might be able to predict the accurate 47-month lunar eclipse cycle! How about that? If it weren’t for the fact that Stonehenge is 3500 years old and back then, people didn’t really know or care what was going on with the moon an all let alone predicting the eclipse cycle, this would have been very believable.
2.Lunar Eclipse Visibility From The Moon
Well imagine yourself on the moon and not on earth during the lunar eclipse; well dearies, the eclipse would be visible from there too as the earth also does funny things during one for example having a shiny halo around its outer surface where the atmosphere normally is.
1. World Series Eclipse
Last but not the least on our list of ten myths and facts about lunar eclipses, we all know that the World Series Games are taking place right? Well this is the first ever lunar eclipse that is going to be taking place during the games and most of all, FOX will be able to telecast it live if it wants to, for its viewers, somewhere during the fourth game!