Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Supersized red moon - Lunar eclipse

Mother Earth will Eclipse Sister Moon from Father Sun today starting at about 14:36GMT;-)

Whats so cool about a Lunar eclipse is that a solar eclipse, can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth.

Typically a lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, a total solar eclipse lasts for only a very short period of a few minutes at any given place, due to the smaller size of the moon's shadow. So as its the Yule Moon we may be in for a treat;-)

How it works:
lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth so that the Earth blocks the Sun's rays from striking the Moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.

I would advise delaying the signing of any new contracts for the next few days until Sister Moon becomes a waning gibbous - people might think your a little crazy but there was a time before wrist watches that the Lunar cycles governed daily life.

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