full moon and lunar eclipse

saturday

we had
a momentous
happening

the first
full moon
lunar eclipse

here's
some info:

Every month the Moon travels in her orbit completely around the Earth. The New Moon occurs as the Moon is in exact alignment with the Sun (a conjunction), and Full Moons happen as the Moon and Sun are opposite each other with the Earth in between. An eclipse of the Moon (Lunar Eclipse) can only occur at a Full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon are all in alignment and when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun and only if the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. In other words, a Lunar Eclipse is when the Earth gets in the way of the sun’s light shining on a Full Moon and there appears to be a dark shadow moving across the Moon. The easiest way to remember what a Lunar eclipse means is to say ‘the present blots out the past’. The moon is usually associated with the past in astrology and whatever issues you need to clarify just think about them and don’t dwell on the past. Sometimes an eclipse signals the end of a relationship, sometimes the taking of a relationship to the next level and sometimes a change in marital status. (Taken from)

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5 comments:

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

It was Friday, wasn't that dancing night? Was it time for another Moon Dance?

Pam said...

Cool!!

John Good said...

Very cool link! Thanks!

BBC said...

The link sounds interesting, but it would take forever on my modem.

Case Wagenvoord said...

My wife and I saw the eclipse from the restaurant where we were celebrating our thirty-fourth wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful addition to the evening.