A once-in-a-lifetime celestial event happened on January 31, 2018. After March 31, 1866, this is the first time you will be seeing three lunar occurrences comprising a super moon, a blue moon and a total eclipse on the same day. January 31 was the second full moon night of the month and hence it will be a blue moon. You will also witness a total lunar eclipse on this full moon and as the moon will be closest to the planet Earth, it will also be a super moon. There are several superstition and myth surrounding the event.
Since the ancient times, full moons have been linked with strange behavior in humans and animals. According to a study conducted in 2010 in owl monkeys, strange activity was displayed by the monkeys during lunar eclipse due to the changing levels of light. The lunar eclipse was considered an evil sign or omen in many ancient tribes. They believed that the event occurs because the gods are angry. Even today, it is considered not safe for people, especially pregnant women, to go out during a lunar eclipse. People also do not cook, eat or do any household work during the event.
Many people believe that lunar eclipse can cause breathing trouble, cough, insomnia, heart issues and lunacy. The lunar eclipse is also said to affect the fertility and menstrual cycle of a woman. According to some others, it can also affect wealth. According to the gravitational hypothesis, moon’s gravitational pull can affect human body just like the effect on ocean causing tides as the human body is 55 to 60 percent water.
What are the effects of lunar eclipse on human health as per modern science?
The medical world says that there is no evidence that lunar eclipse can change your behavior or affect human health. The scientists warn against watching the solar eclipse without any protection but they have not said anything about the effect of the lunar eclipse. According to allopathy literature, there is no harmful effect on pregnancy during lunar eclipse. The effects of lunar eclipse on human and animal body and mind have not been explored much.