Archive for Sun Moon Eclipses – Page 2

Understanding the Blue Moon – Updated July 2015

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The Power and Intensity of Maximum Solar and Lunar Synchronization

by Daniel Giamario

IS it possible to integrate the Lunar and Solar cycles? This question has been a concern and interest of global humanity for a very very long time, occupying the attention of virtually every culture. The fact that the two primary visual symbols of time (among other things) have cycles that don’t integrate easily with each other has resulted in many calendric attempts to create a useful political or philosophical solution. Read More

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse Re-Cap And Thought on the 2012 Question

by Daniel Giamario

Total Lunar Eclipse images

On the night of December 20th, a group of 12 inspired, dedicated, and celebratory men and women gathered at my home near the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School in Southern Arizona to hold vigil for the total Lunar Eclipse occurring just hours before the December Solstice. Though the night started out a bit cloudy, we were fortunate that the clouds lifted during totality and it was also a relatively warm night. Read More

A Most Unique Eclipse Season

01-eclipse-461sp073108There are generally two eclipse seasons each year, about six months apart. These always contain at least two eclipses, Solar and Lunar, and occasionally three, as I discussed in the July, 2009 Eclipse article . This current season includes the Lunar Eclipse of December 31, 2009 followed by the highly unusual annular Solar Eclipse of January.14/15, 2010. The astronomical midpoint of this season is January 11, when the Sun and North Node exactly align at 21Cap07. This time frame includes a number of unique and unusual elements worth pondering: Read More

The Solar Eclipse of the Century and The Eclipses of July/August 2009

by Daniel Giamario

When determined by length (six minutes 39 seconds) and centrality (the umbra only 275 miles north of the center of the earth) the total solar eclipse of July 21 through July 22 is rightly called the Solar Eclipse of the Century. None will surpass it until 2114. This solar eclipse is part of Saros Cycle 136 that has produced the longest eclipses over the last several hundred years. The term Saros refers to a “family” of eclipses that repeat about every 18 years and 11 days. This particular Saros began in June of 1360 and finishes up in July of 2622, a total of 71 eclipses over 1262 years. This Saros cycle gave us the longest total solar eclipses of the last century, including the only three eclipses over seven minutes long in 1937, 1955 and 1973. Every eclipse in this family from 1901 until 2063 is over six minutes, a length justifying the title “Great Eclipse”. Read More