Total Lunar Eclipse or Blood Moon will occur on 31 January 2018 with Moon in Aslesha constellation of Karka Rasi (Cancer) according to Vedic Astrology. This lunar eclipse 31 January 2018 will be visible throughout the globe, except in western European countries, Most of Africa and South America.
Complete lunar eclipse can be seen from Japan, East of Russia and China, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, West Canada, Alaska, Few Asia Pacific Islands.
As the eclipse begins, Earth’s shadow first darkens the Moon slightly. Then, the shadow begins to “cover” part of the Moon, turning it a dark red-brown color (typically – the color can vary based on atmospheric conditions). The Moon appears to be reddish because of Rayleigh scattering (the same effect that causes sunsets to appear reddish) and the refraction of that light by Earth’s atmosphere into its umbra.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will begin at 10:51 UTC on 31 January 2018, Partial Eclipse begins at 11:58 UTC, Mid-Eclipse at 13:30 UTC, total eclipse ends at 14:08 UTC, partial eclipse ends at 15:11 UTC and penumbral eclipse ends at 16:08 UTC on same day.
Total duration of this total lunar eclipse is 3 hours, 8 minutes.
Countries falling under the colored zone in above picture can see this lunar eclipse.
Places in Red Color will witness total lunar eclipse, while totality reduces to partial as color changes to lightest purple. Countries in white color cannot see this lunar eclipse 31 January 2018.
Lunar Eclipse 31 January 2018 Astrology Effects on 12 Zodiac Signs
Sun and Mercury will be in constellation of Sravana of Makara Rasi (Capricorn), with Venus in close proximity (Uttarashada) are and under influence of Ketu, which is also in Sravana Nakshatra.
Moon in Aslesha constellation of Karka Rasi (Cancer) will be under complete influence of Rahu, which is also placed in same constellation.
These 6 planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Rahu, Ketu) will heavily influence both Capricorn and Cancer to bring few sleepless nights for those born in these signs.
A Lunar Eclipse occuring in a water sign of Cancer, with Sun, Venus and Mercury occupying capricorn indicates accidents in beaches, rivers and lakes.
There can be few mishaps happening with people who try to swim around this full moon day of 30-31 January 2018.
If you are born with Moon conjunct Ketu or Rahu, do not attempt swimming or diving into water during this month.
If you are born with Moon in Aslesha, Jyeshta or Revati constellations, or going through Mercury (Budha) Dasa, then expect major changes in life within 2 weeks.
If you are born under Cancer Moon sign or Ascendant or going through Moon Dasa, then it is time to take care of your money, health and relationships.
February 2018 will be testing time (psychologically) for people born in ascendants and moon signs of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius.
Expect good days for people born in ascendants and moon signs of Libra, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio, Aquarius.
For others, effects will be neutral.
Rahu influence will be on oceans, sea shores, beaches, waterfalls, rivers and lakes during this time.
If you cannot swim, do not attempt now !
Australia, Asia, North America will be severely effected by terrorism, psychological diseases, poor economy.