Will a dragon eat the moon on Lunar Eclipse 2011?

The Chinese for lunar eclipse is ?? (pronounced Yue Shi) or the devouring of the moon.

Ancient Chinese superstition holds that in a lunar eclipse, a dragon is attempting to eat up the moon.

What's the effect of our lives down on Earth?

Catastrophe, of course.

Lunar eclipses are an extremely bad omen in Chinese culture.

But where there's bad luck, there's a way out of it.

Chinese tradition holds that making noise-- a la Chinese New Year firecracker- will scare off the bad energy coming from the covered moon.

So have a hootin' hollarin' Lunar Eclipse 2011, everyone!