On the night between Sunday (May 15th) and Monday (May 16th), the world will experience the first of two expected lunar eclipses this year. A total lunar eclipse is a phenomenon in which the earth is located between the sun and the moon. As a result, the moon is not exposed to sunlight and experiences darkness.
During the total lunar eclipse, the entire moon is in the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, the shadow. For years, solar eclipses have been associated with unscientific myths and precautions, both on the sun and on the moon.
Here are some of the myths related to the lunar eclipse:
1) Avoid eating during the solar eclipse: There is no scientific explanation behind why some cultures believe in refraining from food. During the eclipse, you can eat without fear, just like any other day. So if you’re hungry, you can safely get a treat.
2) Avoid taking a bath. Some people think that taking a bath during a solar eclipse can have a negative effect on health. Again, there is no scientific evidence of harm associated with bathing during a solar eclipse.
3) Avoid sleep: After eating and bathing, sleep is another activity that some cultures oppose during the lunar eclipse. Given that solar eclipses are experienced at different times in different parts of the world, it is no exaggeration to say that your sleep cycle is largely unaffected by astronomical phenomena.
4) Wound healing slows during the eclipse: In some cultures, if you get injured during a solar eclipse, it will take a long time for the wound to heal. According to science, there is no evidence between the moon and its ability to heal wounds on your body. However, be careful not to hurt yourself at any time of the year.
5) You should not see the moon: Unlike a solar eclipse, there is no evidence that a lunar eclipse affects the eyes.according to NASA“No special equipment is needed to observe the lunar eclipse, but using binoculars and a telescope will improve visibility and redness.”
6) Lunar eclipse is harmful to pregnant women: There is no risk of associating a pregnant woman with a lunar eclipse. In addition, there are no health precautions associated with a lunar eclipse.
The second lunar eclipse of the year will occur on November 8, 2022.