Last night’s lunar eclipse was meant to be the longest of its kind of the 21st century even though many in the across India may have struggled to witness the spectacle because of the sky being covered by clouds.
Billed as the blood moon, this lunar eclipse lasted for 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds in different parts of the world. And if any astronomy fans failed to catch a glimpse of this celestial event. they need not to worry as they will an opportunity to witness the similar spectacle next year in January.
In India, many superstitions have been attached to the lunar and solar eclipses. People in different faiths usually tend to hold special prayers in a bid to ward off any potential pitfalls as a result of these celestial events. Pregnant women are often advised to stay away from the eclipses to avoid any adverse effects on the yet-to-be born babies.
Mira Rajput, who’s expecting her second child, too took to Instagram to share the advise her mother had sent ahead of the last night’s lunar eclipse. Sharing a screenshot of a WhatsApp message alert that she received, Mira wrote, “This is why I love my mother.”
In the message, Mira’s mother had written, “Also today is lunar eclipse please sleep through it and relax.”
Mira and Shahid Kapoor have one daughter, Misha, who was born in August 2016 and will be celebrating her second birthday next month. The couple had recently thrown a baby shower party, which was attended by Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Dad, Supriya Pathak, Ishaan Khattar and Janhvi Kapoor among others.
Shahid had also revealed how Madame Tussauds was going to have a was statue of the Padmaavat star in its gallery even though it was not clear whether it was for London or Delhi or both.
The couple also announced that they will soon be sharing the screen space together after they became the brand ambassadors of home appliances company, GEM. This had followed a news that Shahid and Mira had finally managed to find a swanky house in Worli away from Juhu, where they have been getting increasingly perturbed by the growing menace of prostitution in the neighbourhood.