In Ancient China, a Solar Eclipse was thought to be a Sun Eating Dragon, so what was a Lunar Eclipse? A Sun Reviving Phoenix? Not likely. At least there is no written record of that being the belief. A Lunar Eclipse like A Solar Eclipse, has to do with The Sun, The Earth, The Moon & The Position of The Trio
A Solar Eclipse is when The Moon cover The Sun's Position completely, The Opposite would be deadly, however, a semi opposite does happen. It's called a Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is when The Moon gets no shine from The Sun because it is completely on the opposite side of The Earth from our vision. Only the light from The Earth, shows it's even there.
The Lunar Eclipse, Like The Black Hole and Dark Matter, shows us that just because ye cannot see something, that does not mean it isn't there. We know of and feel wind. Can we see wind? How about our Skeletons, we know we have them, but can we see them? There are things that cannot be seen but are known to be, emotions for example. And sometimes, it's the invisible things that are the most important.
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