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The Blood Moon of April – What is it?

‘Blood moon’ is a term used to describe a total lunar eclipse, this is when the Earth eclipses a full moon and is a rare celestial event!

It is referred to as a Blood Moon as when the moon passes in the shadow of Earth, the light refracts differently, and as the light hits the moon, it can cause it to appear red or brownish in colour.

Unfortunately, the Blood Moon this Saturday 4th April 2015, will only be visible to people in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, so if you’re lucky enough to be in this part of the world, you will have front row seats!

Similar to the solar eclipse, Vedic astrology recommends avoiding major events and activities on eclipse days, eat simple food and remember to be kind, compassionate and caring to those you meet and interact with.

This blood moon in the third in a series of four over the past year, the first was on the evening of 14th/15th April 2014, the second on October 7-8 2014. After April 4th, the next will occur on September 28th 2015.

A series of four total lunar eclipses like this is known as tetrad, and is incredibly rare.

So if you’re in a part of the world where the Blood Moon will be visible, look up to the sky and enjoy the spectacular display!

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