Total Lunar Eclipse, June 15

Spare your sleep and explore the sky in the wee hours of Wednesday, i.e., June 15, 2011, to get a visual treat of lunar eclipse. The longest and the darkest lunar eclipse of the century will be visible at 00:52:30 IST and it will end at 02:32:42 IST.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, in course of its orbit around the Sun, comes between the Moon and Sun in such a way that the Moon is hidden in the shadow cast by Earth. Experts say that the Moon will first turn reddish yellow and then change to lighter tones and finally become crimson red when it is dark.

A total lunar eclipse occurs at 24°23' Sagittarius, with the Sun in Gemini. From an astrological point of view, a lunar eclipse is a time of new beginnings and culmination of events or the end of a matter. It is about exposure and making some major changes.

Relationships take a new turn during this period. Emotions run high, causing upsets and feelings of confusion. You may not get the desired results for the actions taken, but you don't have to fret about it as they do bring along awareness and enlightenment.

Generally, this is a good time for people to unite, engage and make new contacts. It is time to announce and bring something out into the open and rise to the challenges ahead.

During this phase, one should make an effort to get a new perspective of the whole thing. It is the time to speed up and travel at a faster pace. You may feel a bit restless; stressed out by deadlines and a buildup of emotions and may even experience excitement and crisis. It can stir up irrational responses. Women and family, generally, are affected since the Moon governs domestic matters.

A lunar eclipse may impact you emotionally; you may feel a sense of loss, sadness or depression, as the Moon influences our moods and emotions. It can remove something from your life to replace it with something more suitable. It is time to come out of your comfort zone and experience something that will be a stepping stone for your all round development.

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