What’s your plan for the Aug 21 solar eclipse?
Totality is at 11:30 am on Monday, August 21, 2017.
See the NASA maps to find where the total eclipse can be viewed across the US states. I’ll be about 200 miles south of the line, but I still expect a pretty good show.
Eclipses are exciting and don’t happen that often. The last time a total solar eclipse could be viewed all across the center of the US from coast to coast was June 8, 1918.
For a solar eclipse like this one, the lineup is Sun, Moon, and Earth. This can only happen on a New Moon. We are standing on Earth and the Moon comes between us and the Sun.
Sun ———- Moon ———- Earth
Outside —– Inside ———- Me
For moon phase imagery, you might say the Sun is shining a light on our deep Moon issues so we can see them. What is brewing in your universe? Perhaps what has been lurking in the dark on the inside can now be looked at.
Eclipse time is an opportunity to take a perspective on your personal year at the very least. Consider plans and results between these dates:
The common factor of these three times is Change.
What has changed since February? What are the results of the choices made then?
What change now will set up a new result for January?
There are no right or wrong answers, only choices. And opportunities.
Choose to change and experience a new result. Or decide not to change and you may get another chance in a future cycle. Or be forced into a change.
Either way, the ripples will extend from three to six months.
I like to consider what it was like in the past when our Ancestors had no electronics and it was a simpler time. An eclipse would be a momentous event, even scary and ominous.
Viewing an eclipse is a chance to have a sense of the relationship of humans to the greater environment. We live in a whole universe, standing on a blue planet, surrounded by other heavenly bodies. It’s a beautiful and awe-inspiring concept. I hope you make time to enjoy it.
And I’m so glad you stopped by today!