As the full Moon moves into our planet's shadow, it dims dramatically but usually remains visible, lit by sunlight that passes through the Earth's atmosphere.
Makassan contact with Australia Indonesian Muslims trepangers from the southwest corner of Sulawesi visited the coast of northern Australia, "from at least the eighteenth century"  to collect and process trepanga marine invertebrate prized for its culinary and medicinal values in Chinese markets.
Remnants of their influence can be seen in the culture of some of the northern Aboriginal peoples. Regina Ganter, an associate professor at Griffith Universitysays, "Staying on the safe grounds of historical method It was fair - there was no racial judgement, no race policy.
Anthropologist Ian McIntosh  has said that the initial effects of the Macassan fishermen were "terrible", which resulted in "turmoil" : Beyond this, Muslims generally are not thought to have settled in large numbers in other regions of Australia until They arrived fromhaving been employed on British ships.
They left following the closure of the penal colony and moved to Tasmania. The community left no remnants; only seven permanent residents of the island identified themselves as "non-Christian" in a census. Between and the s a number of Central Asians came to Australia to work as camel drivers.
Camels were first imported into Australia ininitially for exploring the arid interior see Australian cameland later for the camel trains that were uniquely suited to the demands of Australia's vast deserts. The first camel drivers arrived in MelbourneVictoriain Junewhen eight Muslims and Hindus arrived with the camels for the Burke and Wills expedition.
The next arrival of camel drivers was in when 31 men from Rajasthan and Baluchistan arrived in South Australia with camels for Thomas Elder. Although they came from several countries, they were usually known in Australia as 'Afghans' and they brought with them the first formal establishment of Islam in Australia.
During the s, Muslim Malay divers were recruited through an agreement with the Dutch to work on Western Australian and Northern Territory pearling grounds.
Bythere were Malay divers working in Western Australia. Most returned to their home countries. One of the earliest recorded Islamic festivals celebrated in Australia occurred on 23 July when 70 Muslims assembled for Eid prayers at Albert Park in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, persons not of white European heritage including most Muslims were denied entry to Australia during this period. Thus, in the s and s Albanian Muslims, whose European heritage made them compatible with the White Australia Policy, immigrated to the country. Albanian Muslims built the first mosque in Shepparton, Victoria infirst mosque in Melbourne in and a mosque in Mareeba, Far North Queensland in The Albanian community in Far North Queensland settled in the area in the early 20th century searching for work in the sugarcane and tobacco industries with many descendants still living in MareebaCairns and other small towns across the Atherton Tablelands.
Modern-day replica of an ice cream van owned by one of the terrorists involved in the Battle of Broken Hill in Notable events involving Australian Muslims during this early period include what has been described either as an act of war by the Ottoman Empireor the earliest terrorist attack planned against Australian civilians.
Two Afghans who pledged allegiance to the Ottoman Empire shot and killed four Australians and wounded seven others before being killed by the police. This allowed for the acceptance of a number of displaced white European Muslims who began to arrive from other parts of Europe, mainly from the Balkansespecially from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As with the Albanian Muslim immigrants before them, the European heritage of these dispaced Muslims also made them compatible with the White Australia Policy. Later, between andduring the final years of the step-by-step dismantling of the White Australia policy, approximately 10, Turkish citizens settled in Australia under an agreement between Australia and Turkey.
From the s onwards, there was a significant shift in the government's attitude towards immigration, and with the White Australia policy now totally dismantled from onwards, instead of trying to make newer foreign nationals assimilate and forgo their heritage, the government became more accommodating and tolerant of differences by adopting a policy of multiculturalism.
By the beginning of the 21st-century, Muslims from more than sixty countries had settled in Australia. Muslim students from countries such as MalaysiaIndonesiaIndiaBangladesh and Pakistanare among the thousands of international students studying in Australian universities.
Newspapers received numerous letters calling for Arab Australians to "prove their loyalty" or "go home", and some Arab Australian Muslim women wearing hijab head coverings were reportedly harassed in public. The Australian government's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission included accounts of racial harassment experienced by some Australian Arabs in their report on racism in Australia.
The Sydney gang rapes formed a much reported set of incidents in ; a group of Lebanese men sexually assaulted non-Muslim women. Intensions between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Cronulla area of Sydney led to violent rioting ; the incident resulted in mass arrests and criminal prosecution.Britain will experience a full 'blood moon' lunar eclipse tonight - one which is expected to be the longest of the century by astronomers.
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Re: Lunar eclipse tonight, timings 28 Jul , yes clouds here last night and probably for the first time in a couple of months but as usual we miss all these once in a lifetime events that the BBC keep telling us to watch out for lol. When the sun, Earth and moon line up we get a total lunar eclipse.
The most impressive part is when the moon is fully in Earth's shadow giving it .