Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January 31, 2018 Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Blue Moon

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018 @ 1:28 p.m. GMT
Moon is Leo, 11° 37'

Lunar Eclipse Super Blood Moon

This full moon is the second in the month for most of the world, will appear larger in the sky because the moon is positioned closer to Earth, and will be a total lunar eclipse for approximately one-third of the world to see, where the sky is clear.

The full moon in Leo tends to be associated with children, matters involving the heart, feelings of loyalty, and expressing our creative side. 

I have heard so many different descriptions of this Lunar Eclipse; the Super Blue Blood Moon  and the Super Blue Moon Eclipse are the two most common. Regardless of what we call it, this is not a routine moon event. Even more rare than a blue moon.

There still are no planetary retrograde motions for another month. Make good use of the productivity associated on so many different levels, but don't get burned out trying to do too much.

The partial Solar Eclipse on February 15 will also be the Chinese New Year.

(Photo credit: Morris Maduro, UC Riverside.)

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 16 / 17, 2018 Capricorn New Moon

New Moon
in: Capricorn 26°
January 17, 2018 @ 2:17 a.m. GMT
Sun is Capricorn ~ Moon is Capricorn @ 26° 54'

New Moon Capricorn Constellation
The First New Moon of the New Year, in Capricorn, leads us into the first eclipses of 2018. This new moon chart appears low-keyed, at first. But after a good look, we realize there is so much power and determination packaged in this new moon, that we may need  extra time to adjust to the fact that there's nothing low-keyed here. Thankfully, there is adaptability built into this new lunation, and that gives us the power of introspection. If we use the power wisely, there is the potential for an extra benefit in it for us.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Eclipses of 2018

The Solar Eclipses of 2018 will happen February 15, July 13, and August 11, 2018. All three solar eclipses will be partial eclipses. None will be visible from the United States. In fact, all three are in regions where very few people will get to witness them. The February and July eclipses will be in the extreme south of the southern hemisphere while the August eclipse will be in the extreme north of the northern hemisphere for about two-thirds of the eclipse. It will sweep down into Northern Europe and Northeast Asia along the Pacific Ocean. 
The February 15, 2018 solar eclipse is from the 150 saros series. The July 13, 2018 eclipse is from the 117 saros series. The August 11, 2018 is from the 155 saros series. 

The Lunar Eclipses this year will be in January and July

The January Lunar Eclipse is a total on the infamous Blue Moon, January 31 and belongs to the 124 saros series (of lunar eclipses). The locations that will get to experience the totality of the Lunar Eclipse are the western regions of North America, the majority of the Pacific Ocean, Eastern Asia and Australia. 

The July Lunar Eclipse is also a total eclipse, two weeks after and before the July and August solar eclipses. This Lunar Eclipse belongs to the 129 saros series. The locations that will get the best views of the Total Lunar Eclipse are portions of  Asia, Africa and Europe, along with Australia and South America. 

There will be no Full Moon in February, 2018. However there will be a calendar Blue Moon in January and another calendar Blue Moon in March, meaning that there will be two full moons in January and in March.