Most of the time the moon looks illuminated because we see the sun's light reflected off it. But once in a while the moon's orbit carries it within the shadow of the Earth. This doesn't happen every month because the moon's orbit is tilted five degrees with respect to the plane of the Earth's orbit, so the Earth's shadow usually "misses" the moon.
This month, however, the moon will fall into the shadow and be eclipsed. Photo Tips.
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According to timeanddate. Eastern Time. That's when the moon enters the Earth's penumbra, the light shadow that surrounds the umbra, the darker shadow that actually obscures the moon.
The penumbral shadow is hard to see — most observers don't even notice it, except perhaps as a slight change in the quality of the light of the moon. At p. Eastern the moon touches the umbra, the shadow that makes the moon look dark. At first the moon will look as though a "bite" has been taken out of it, and the edge of the shadow can look a bit fuzzy. But as the evening progresses more of the moon will be obscured. By p.
The red color is because the light from the sun passes through the Earth's atmosphere, and is scattered. Longer wavelengths are red, and those are the ones that tend to get through the atmosphere; shorter wavelengths the yellow, green, blue and violet tend to be scattered more. Podcast: Play in new window Download Duration: — Sign up to my Beyond Mind group here. The Naked Songwriter is my usually twice-a-month love letter to you in words and music.
Energetic support counts too. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog. With Jupiter whipping through his home sign of Sagittarius between now and Dec. The first three-month leg of our journey together starts Thursday, Sept. Not through ceaseless striving or self-sacrifice but simply by surrendering the egoic mind and making the radical decision to always trust your inner guidance.
The ego — the rational, thinking mind — is the enforcer of 3D reality. We will be teaching you a structured, scalable system of lightworker tools and practices in a safe, inclusive space, including:. Jupiter favors the bold — those who are willing to dare greatly — and with the hardcore astrology of looming, this truly is the time to go ALL IN with your spiritual practices and creating the life and the world you want to live in.
In addition, Saturn stationed direct in his home sign of Capricorn on September In other words: this is the time to stop talking about what you want to do with your life and start doing it.
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And I believe in an orderly Universe. Even during periods of despair, when it felt like nothing I did was ever going to amount to what I wanted, I kept up my spiritual practice. I kept reading self-help books.
I kept getting sessions with coaches and healers. And you know what? In fact, the stunning Leo total solar eclipse of August 21, was part of this same lunar thread. Stories and situations that have been developing since then could hit a surprising arc this January. Eclipses always arrive in pairs, hitting opposite signs simultaneously, for approximately two years.
That's part of their drama, as they push and pull us in totally divergent directions. Since February , the Leo and Aquarius series has intensified the dynamic division between the privileged elite Leo and the everyday people Aquarius.
Pay your bills. A quote that best sums up this transit comes straight from Game of Thrones my favorite show! Also, they may receive news from abroad which could radically change a situation. Scorpio : Drawing in high-profile career opportunities and leadership positions at work. To guide you throughout the year, without being surprised by unforeseen events, read what the stars have in store for you in
Leo rules the monarchy, world leaders, luxury and performing arts. Aquarius governs activism, social media, collective uprisings and humanitarian efforts. We've seen the best and worst of both since February Oligarchs, plutocrats and military dictators Leo conspired with Internet trolls and social media bots Aquarius to influence elections. Simultaneously, an uprising of the masses Aquarius emboldened new political leaders to emerge and become the celebrities of Leo —including lioness Meghan Markle whose marriage to Prince Harry was a political statement unto itself. Politically motivated art and theater had a boon; SNL tracked world events with satiric precision throughout this eclipse series.
And it's little coincidence that this final Leo lunar eclipse marks the two-year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington, and worldwide that made history on January 21, as the largest single-day protest in U.
So now what? On a global level the January 21, eclipse could herald a grand finale to some of the scandalous scenarios that have occupied headlines for the past two years. Will we finally get privy to more findings of the Muller probe? Learn the real deal on Russia? Or could it bring a crazy curveball that emboldens world leaders to make more permanent power grabs?
While we're hoping the latter is not the case, there is guaranteed to be some element of surprise involved with whatever is revealed this January 20th and 21st. On a personal level, this full wolf moon could send up a lupine howl, calling forth the leaders in us all. Where could we step up in our lives a and take on greater responsibility for the good of all? How can we use our style, charisma and influence to create a deeper sense of connection and social justice in our communities? In some cases, it might be as easy as hitting record on our mobile phones—to preach a message or to livestream a BBQ Becky's offenses.
On a much sweeter level, this Leo lunar eclipse could usher in some early Valentine's Day vibes. If an attraction has been aging like a fine wine over the past couple years, it's officially time for an "uncorking. Couples could tap into long-buried desire—even after having a good-old-fashioned "keep it real" argument that's been brewing for a longggg time.