The eclipse will be visible on the New Year's eve in Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. The southern edge of the moon will move through earth's shadow.
In a lunar eclipse, the moon passes behind the earth such that the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. The earth, sun and moon are almost in one line. The moon is full, but moves partly into the shadow of the earth and dims dramatically with the shadowed portion of the lunar surface lit by sunlight that passes through the earth's atmosphere.
Stronger atmospheric scattering of blue light means that the light reaching the lunar surface, has a reddish hue, so observers on earth will see a moon that has a darkened southern tip, with hints of colour that depend on terrestrial conditions.
Are you worried about what will happen in your life in this longest July 2018 Lunar Eclipse?
The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of the lunar orbit is such that it normally passes above or below the terrestrial shadow. Lunar eclipses are visible wherever the moon is above the horizon.
This eclipse is taking place in Gemini (Mithun Rashi)
. According to IST, the eclipse will begin at 00:22 am, reach it's peak around 00:53, and get over around 01:02 in India.
The effects of the eclipse need to be measured from a month before and three months after the event. According to scriptures, the constellation in which the eclipse takes place should be avoided in all auspicious beginnings in the next six months.
The eclipse on 31st December is taking place in Gemini, in the 2nd House of India's chart, and is influenced by Saturn transiting through Virgo (Kanya Rashi)
. Mars is placed in the 2nd House, implying that countrymen may have to toil hard to meet their food requirements. Security forces may have to be very alert as some mishap is envisaged on the borders. Gemini is a sign of associations. The eclipse may lead to make and break of associations. Being a lunar eclipse, it may affect finances. Those feeling the crunch may now feel confident of monetary gains. Moon also influences matters related to liquids. Hence, we are in for some successful offshore discoveries. The Government may announce a new policy for petroleum products.
Let us take the help of Vedic Astrology
to analyse the effects of this eclipse on the 12 Moon signs. Aries (Mesh Rashi)
For those born under Aries Moon sign, this eclipse will occur in the 3rd House from Aries. This indicates new avenues of work. New associations may be formed. The problems in relationship are likely to get solved. Overall, the eclipse will have a positive influence over the Ram. Taurus (Vrishabh Rashi)
For the Twins, the eclipse will take place in the 2nd House. As the 2nd House pertains to finance and family, the already existing problems in this regard are likely to get aggravated. One needs to refrain from taking speculative stand over these matters. Overall, influence of the eclipse is more on the negative side. Gemini (Mithun Rashi)
The eclipse is taking place in Gemini itself. Health issues need to be attended to. Matters related to personal life may get complicated. You will feel the need to adopt a pragmatic and conciliatory approach to handle tricky situations. Cancer (Karka Rashi)
The eclipse will take place in the 12th House of the Crab. This implies a rise in expenses, some unexpected. You are likely to go through mental stress and tensions. You need to execute due discrimination at all levels.
Leo (Simha Rashi)
The eclipse is taking place in the 11th House, the House of gains. Taking this into account, one can expect handsome gains. Financial issues are likely to get solved. Your sister's health may need attention and care. The cumulative influence is likely to be positive. Virgo (Kanya Rashi)
The eclipse is taking place in the 10th House, and thus issues on the career front are likely to get solved. Your efforts will be appreciated by your seniors. You may have to shoulder more responsibility at work. Overall, the eclipse will have an encouraging influence over the Virgin.Libra (Tula Rashi)
The eclipse takes place in your 9th House. This indicates both good and bad results. Logical decisions will yield good results. Long distance travel is on the cards. However, you need to be vigilant during travels. Keep your guard up against lapses.
Scorpio (Vrischik Rashi)
The eclipse takes place in the 8th House, the House of hidden losses and deep seated feelings. You are likely to be hurt in relationship. Goof ups are on the cards. Your past may haunt you. You need to keep your cool and not argue over anything. Overall, the eclipse will have a negative influence over the
Scorpion. Sagittarius (Dhanu Rashi)
For the Archer, the eclipse will take place in the 7th House, the House of day to day activity and relationship. You will end the unwanted, troublesome relations. You will be able to sift through others' minds. You will want to guard your privacy. Monetary gains could cheer you up. Capricorn (Makar Rashi)
The eclipse happens in your 6th House. This signifies a win over your opponents. If you are involved in a legal issue, it is likely to get solved. You will feel confident and enthusiastic. The overall influence seems positive. Aquarius (Kumbh Rashi)
The Water Carrier is likely to experience good as well as bad effects of the eclipse. The eclipse takes place in your 5th House. You need to be careful in your relationship. The progress of your children may be a cause of concern. Pisces (Meena Rashi)
The eclipse occurs in you 4th House, resulting in a low saving potential in the coming months. Do not indulge in ambitious plans. Keep low profile and try to hone your skills at work. Complications in personal life are likely. For perfect predictions of the eclipse, the position of Ascendant also needs to be taken into account.
Prayers and chanting of Mantras is likely to nullify the ill effects of the eclipse. Wishing you good luck and may Lord Ganesha bless you.
With Ganesha's Grace
Bharat A. Trivedi