Lunar Eclipse occurs when the shadow of the
Moon is on the
Earth which happens approximately every six months when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned. The Earth is sitting in the middle, when the Moon is on the far side of the Earth from the Sun and there is a
Full Moon. Unlike a
Solar Eclipse, a
Lunar Eclipse can be observed from nearly an entire hemisphere and is completely safe to watch with the naked eye. Lunar eclipses are among the easiest skywatching events to observe. You don't need a telescope or any other special equipment. However, binoculars or a small telescope will bring out details in the lunar surface - moon watching is as interesting during an eclipse as anytime. Throughout history, eclipses have inspired awe and even fear, especially when total lunar eclipses turned the moon blood-red, an effect that terrified people who had no understanding of what causes an eclipse and therefore blamed the events on this god or that. The time before a Lunar Eclipse is usually really frenzied so expect to be a little anxious.
This Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014 (also known as The Harvest Moon) will occur as the Moon passes in front of the constellation of Aries at 15º 08' at exactly 10:56am and is in exact alignment with the Earth moving opposite the Moon in front of the constellation of Libra at 15º 08'. This phenomenon of the Earth in exact alignment with the Sun blocking the light of the Sun to the Moon is a Total Lunar Eclipse. The complete eclipse can be observed from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions of the Americas, Asia and Australia. Go to Space.com to learn more! :-)
Total Eclipses are a freak of cosmic happenstance. At a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Earth's full shadow falls on the moon. The Moon won't completely disappear, but it will be cast in an eerie darkness that makes it easy to miss if you were not looking for the Eclipse. Ever since the Moon formed, about 4.5 billion years ago, it has been inching away from our planet (by about 1.6 inches, or 4 centimeters per year). The setup right now is perfect: the Moon is at the perfect distance for Earth's shadow to cover the moon totally, but just barely. Billions of years from now, that won't be the case.
Keep in mind: all Lunar Eclipses are powerful Full Moons that are 'course correctors' and are meant to change your life!! This Lunar Eclipse has an edge to it that forces us to start making necessary changes. Stay calm and make arrangements to simplify our life by month's end. Prepare for new!
This eclipse in Aries could rock relationships as this Aries Moon encourages us to jump ahead before thinking about the consequences of our actions. It IS meant to free your mind and force strong feelings to the surface. You must make a choice and take a stand on principles that may likely displease someone else - yet being true to yourself is the higher calling. As you know, earthlings tend to be more emotionally expressive during a Full Moon. A Lunar Eclipse emphasizes this emotional reaction. This is a time to embrace change, to make it your friend, and to be calm in the midst of it.
Psychic sensitivity, spiritual instincts and emotional connectedness are aroused as the environment becomes a little unstable. This unstable environment occurs because there is change in the electromagnetic energy that affects us mentally and neurologically. There will be some stress as blockages will begin to crumble and then there will be a feeling of freedom. The good news is that creative and artistic qualities will be discovered as you let go of beliefs that don't correspond with your current reality!! Outdated ideals or dreams may need to be discarded, which can be painful but necessary. You are experiencing an emotional and spiritual awakening to today's truths as clutter is cleared away and your present world is seen in a new light. You will redefine your personality and your image over the next six months!! A new hairdo, new clothes, aNEW YOU emerges!! Keep in mind, as you go through this process, that all of this is good and part of your pattern of growth as you take on a proactive approach to living. You will finally drum up the courage to make necessary life corrections! Enjoy! :-)
Read on to see how this eclipse will affect you personally!!