A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth causing the Sun to be fully or partially obscured by the Moon, as seen from Earth. This happens only during the New Moon.
A total eclipse happens when the moon appears large enough in the sky that its disc can nearly completely obscure the sun’s disc, leaving only a red ring around the dark shadow of the moon. This happens when either the moon is closest to the Earth (def:perigee) in its orbit or the Earth is furthest from the Sun in its orbit (this happens in month:July) or any variation on the orbits that cause the moon to appear as large as, or larger than the sun. If the moon is further away in its orbit(def:apogee), or the Earth is closer to the Sun in its orbit (it is closest in month:January), then the disc of the moon will appear smaller than the disc of the Sun and the moon will not fully obscure the sun. This is called an annular eclipse.
In truth, the Sun is roughly 400x larger than the moon, but it is also 400x further away so the two bodies appear approximately the same size in the sky. However, the moon’s orbit around the Earth is elliptical, so it is sometimes closer to the Earth than others and thus, appears larger and smaller respectively. Likewise, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun is elliptical so that at some points in its orbit, the Sun appears larger than others.
A partial eclipse occurs when the moon blocks only a portion of the sun….
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Where will the eclipse start in your location on August 21?
Count down to the 2017 total solar eclipse of the Sun with Astronomy magazine’s Eclipse 2017 Widget from the makers of the popular SkySafari app. The widget lets you know exactly when the eclipse will start in your location, how long it will last, and when it will end. Use the interactive eclipse path map to simulate the eclipse from any location and figure out where you need to go to experience totality!
The Great American Eclipse is less than a month away. And the key to observing the eclipse safely and successfully is having the right tools…
When it comes to preparing for the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, Astronomy magazine has got you covered. This free guide will outline all you need to know as you prepare for next year’s event.
How important is it to be in the path of totality? Very. You want to be on the center line, where the shadow cast by the moon delivers the maximum amount of totality possible. We’ll tell you why you need to get there – and how.
Rehearse for eclipse day! With only a couple minutes of totality, you’ll want to make sure you do a run-through before the big event. In this guide, we’ll provide instructions on how to accurately rehearse for the eclipse.
When the time comes, you’ll need to view the eclipse safely. We tell you how to observe – and how not to observe – the sun.
An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth all line up precisely. But how do astronomers accurately predict the timing? We detail the saros cycle in this guide.
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August is bringing the eclipse season a month early and also a Mercury Retrograde (on 8/12), so you may be experiencing a more intense lunation than normal!The Moon is Full in Aquarius with a partial Lunar Eclipse on Monday, August 7 at 2:10pm, but you may have been feeling the effects for at least a week. If you have Aquarius on or near 15 degrees anywhere in your chart, pay particular attention to those areas of your chart.
Aquarius is the sign of the New Age, transformation, community consciousness, and visions of the future. More than ever, we are being called to release old patterns, tired and repetitive ways of thinking, and anything with a focus on the past. Eclipse cycles are 19 years and you can gain some information by looking back to where you were in August of 1998.
The offerings at Mystery School are offering a sanctuary from cosmic influences! We are delighted to have some of the Autumn classes starting to roll out, like Rhythms of the Goddess – Season of the Witch! Plus, a new series called Medicine Woman with Brandi Auset that is perfect to offset eclipse season and has several offerings with more coming!
We are also thrilled to welcomeKatherine Skaggs as a new instructor! She has a free offering for Tarot and the Goddess and new courses coming in September! Katherine is an inspirational Goddess artist and we are lucky to be collaborating with her!
Sending you calm vibes to survive the cosmic chaos! Thank you for being connected with Mystery School of the Goddess – I appreciate you!
And we have a NEW free summit coming in September for Feast of the Sacred Waters – stay tuned for the sign up link within the next week!
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Mystery School of the Goddess
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The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
Where to See the Eclipse
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.
Event UTC Time Time Visible
Penumbral Eclipse begins Aug 7 at 15:50:01 Aug 7 at 10:50:01 am No, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse begins Aug 7 at 17:22:56 Aug 7 at 12:22:56 pm No, below the horizon
Maximum Eclipse Aug 7 at 18:20:29 Aug 7 at 1:20:29 pm No, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse ends Aug 7 at 19:18:09 Aug 7 at 2:18:09 pm No, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse ends Aug 7 at 20:50:56 Aug 7 at 3:50:56 pm No, below the horizon
The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.246.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.289
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 1 minute.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes.
Eclipses Come in Pairs
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a lunar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a solar eclipse!
(If you get the chance to see it and/or do a ritual during the eclipse please share your experience with those f us that do not live in the right part of Mother Earth to be part of it. Thank you! Lady Beltane)
*FULL MOON* coming into bloom in Capricorn brings core issues to the forefront of our consciousness. This is a time to strengthen personal boundaries and time to honor our feelings as we carefully navigate the delicate shores of our relationships.
Time to send our roots deeper into Mother Earth and call upon our unseen allies, angels, and great Spirit within and around us to help us walk with grace and strength through what could be some tricky territory.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from astrologer CHAD WOODWARD from his Kosmic Mind:
coming into bloom
in Capricorn brings core issues
to the forefront of our consciousness.
This is a time to strengthen
and time to honor our feelings
as we carefully navigate
the delicate shores
of our relationships.
Time to send our roots
deeper into Mother Earth
and call upon our unseen allies, angels,
and great Spirit within and around us
to help us walk with grace and strength
through what could be some tricky territory
Blessings to our dear hearts~
*NEW MOON* SuperMOON in GEMINI brings us the lesson of self reflection through the myriad mirrors of external forms. She teaches us to trust our internal channels of communication and guidance more than any external sources of information.
GEMINI says honor your knowing, learn from your mirrored reflections and create new pathways by thinking new thoughts arising from within.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from the always illuminating SARAH VARCAS from her Astro-Awakenings.co.uk:
Use the smudging wand to purify the space as you move around the circle.
Invocation to the Goddess
(ring bell with arms in Goddess position, arms in a V above your head)
Queen of the Underworld
Protectress of all Wicca
It is my will on this night of the new moon
to overcome my shadows
and bring about change
I invite you to my circle to assist and protect me in my rite.