February 28, 2007 at 5:35 pm #21394
For all of us who are planning to be on Earth this month-
We are now well into the window of the March eclipse cauldron. A most perfect time for deep release and re-creation.
Eclipses travel in pairs and come twice a year. Their peak times (below) have a three day window of themselves during which the forces are at their maximum. (All astrological events are like this.) The overall scope of power of an eclipse time frame is actually a few weeks pre and post the exact event, with several months of integration time thereafter. The two week space in between the two eclipses is a cauldron in itself, like a liminal zone.
On March 3rd, at 4:17 pm Mountain time (6:17 pm Eastern) there will be a Virgo Full Moon total lunar eclipse, visible from Europe and Africa.
Then on the Pisces New Moon of March 18th, 7:43 pm Mountain, (9:43 pm Eastern) there will be a solar eclipse.
I keep getting the impression that one of the most important things to do at this time, and for this year, is to stay very, very clear about what we are focussing on and choosing, what we are giving our energy to and cultivating, because this is a pivitol year in human history and the Field is very receptive. We create our personal and global timelines from points of power like this.
The next pair of eclipses are on Aug 28th and Sept 4th.
Be well and happy, and may the Source be with us, AlexanderMarch 2, 2007 at 4:51 pm #21395
Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Visible From Every Continent (Update1)
By Alex Morales
March 2 (Bloomberg) — Viewers from every continent will be able to see a lunar eclipse tomorrow where skies are clear, with Europeans and Africans able to witness the entire event.
The moon will be totally eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow from 10:54 p.m. to 11:58 p.m. London time tomorrow, according to a statement on the Web site of the U.K.’s Jodrell Bank Observatory at the University of Manchester in northern England. Partial eclipse begins at 8:16 p.m., and the entire moon will pass out of the Earth’s shadow at about 2:25 a.m. on March 4, it said. It’s the first total eclipse in more than two years.
“With the moon’s color during totality ranging from dark coppery-brown to bright orange it can be a most beautiful sight,” the observatory said. “Though not as spectacular as a total solar eclipse, it will be visible from the whole dark side of the Earth and is totally safe to observe.”
The entire eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa, western Asia, and even a portion of Antarctica, according to a map on NASA’s Eclipse Web Site. In eastern Asia and west Australia, the moon will set during the eclipse, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In the Americas, the eclipse will already be under way when the moon rises. New Zealand, eastern Australia, Alaska, and most of the Pacific won’t be able to witness the event.
Because eclipses are only visible at night-time, different parts of the U.S. will be able to witness different portions of the eclipse. The beginning of the partial phase is at 3:16 p.m. New York time, when it will still be day-time. The total eclipse runs from 5:54 p.m. to 6:38 p.m. New York time, and the partial phase ends at 9:25 p.m. Sunset tomorrow in New York will be at 5:46 p.m., according to the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.
Last, Next Eclipses
The moon won’t be completely blacked out when it’s in the Earth’s shadow because the planet’s atmosphere bends some of the light into the shadow. The moon’s color depends on the amount of dust in the atmosphere.
Total lunar eclipses are irregularly spaced, and tomorrow’s event is the first of two this year. A second will take place on Aug. 28, and another on Feb. 21, 2008. The last occurred on Oct. 28, 2004, and there was a partial eclipse in September.
The southern U.K. is forecast to be overcast tomorrow night, though Scotland and northeast England will have clear skies, according to the Web site of the U.K. Met Office. Meteo-France forecasts patchy cloud in north and southeast France, with an overcast swath across the center.
Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Meterologia predicts clouds in the north and clearer skies in the south, Tempo Italia forecasts the same for Italy, and in Germany, Deutscher Wetterdienst forecasts rain for the east and northeast, with clearer skies to the west. Also in the area from where the full eclipse will be visible, the South African Weather Service forecast it will be partly cloudy in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Durban and cloudy in Cape Town.
The U.S. National Weather Service forecast is for most of the west and center to benefit from clear skies, with cloud cover in the northwest, Florida and the northeast.
To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Morales in London at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last Updated: March 2, 2007 11:
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