Dragging your feet? Avoiding the inevitable? Solar and lunar eclipses are dramatic turning points. Eclipses are these agents of change. They occur four to six times a year and turn things upside-down. In our disoriented state, we may act out of character or see turbulence in the world.
Solar Eclipse December is an annular solar eclipse so not all of . Los Angeles – December 25 at pm; New York – December 26 at. A partial Solar Eclipse occurs on January 5, , at 15 degrees and 25 minutes of Capricorn New Moon/Solar Eclipse Chart in Capricorn December 26,
Eclipses can also help break patterns and shift dynamics. However, most astrologers suggest waiting a week or so before taking drastic action, allowing the eclipse energy to settle first. Solar eclipses occur at new moons. During a solar eclipse, the moon is directly between the Earth and Sun known as a conjunction , or meetup, of the Sun and the moon. While it may be surprising—or not something you even expected—a solar eclipse has a bigger vision in store for us.
At times, this can limit our perspectives, and cause us to miss out on opportunities. This means that the effect that the eclipse will have, regardless of how we may initially feel it, aims to move us forward.
I wrote some lines above that this Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer has a strong resonance to the past. The very essence of Cancer, a Sign that is ruled by Moon, is a clinging to the familiar. In this Eclipse both our conscious Sun and our desire Moon are positioned in this Watery Sign, steeped with nostalgia and memory. In this particular eclipse the past, the memory of the past, or the nostalgia for it, may appear unexpectedly and overwhelmingly. There are two important astrological facts that tie Time with Karma upon the axis of this eclipse.
It is as if Saturn tests us , trying to drag us back to the past, or to past habits, resisting our moving forward towards the North Node and our development. Discipline, integrity and mastery over habits that have served their purpose needs to be applied. Karmic cleansing must be applied. Release any fear rooted in the past, leave behind anxiety and pessimism rooted in the need for material security. Stop testing yourself and your emotions trying to please authoritative persons, seeking career achievements, or trying to adjust to situations or relationships that have been proven rigid.
Care for those that care for you and start tuning to circumstances and relationships that provide not only material but emotional security also. The second astrological factor is the fact that planet Mercury is going to turn retrograde on the 7 th of July , just five days after the eclipse. The exact brightness distribution in the umbra is difficult to predict, so observers are encouraged to estimate the Danjon value at mid-totality see Danjon Scale of Lunar Eclipse Brightness. It may also be necessary to assign different Danjon values to different portions of the Moon e.
Much of the eclipse will be seen in central and eastern Europe, but observers there will miss the later stages of the eclipse because they occur after moonset. Likewise parts of the central Pacific experience moonrise after the eclipse begins. Table 2 lists predicted umbral immersion and emersion times for 25 well-defined lunar craters. The timing of craters is useful in determining the atmospheric enlargement of Earth's shadow see Crater Timings During Lunar Eclipses.
The January 21 eclipse is the 27th eclipse of Saros This series began on Apr 01 and is composed of 72 lunar eclipses in the following sequence: 8 penumbral, 10 partial, 26 total, 10 partial, and 18 penumbral eclipses Espenak and Meeus, a. In this context, the January 21 eclipse is the 9th total eclipse in the series. The last total eclipse is on Jul 26 and the final eclipse of the series is on May Complete details for this Saros series can be found at: Saros Click for detailed diagram Total Solar Eclipse of July The eagerly awaited total solar eclipse of July 02 is the first one since the Great American Total Eclipse of Such a close Moon during a total eclipse typically produces a long duration of totality - especially if the path passes near the Equator.
In the case of the July 02 event, the maximum duration is just over 4. The total eclipse is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the Pacific Ocean and southern South America. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes the Pacific Ocean and most of South America Figure 3.
Oeno Island is a remote coral atoll and is part of the Pitcairn Islands.
Unfortunately, there is no other landfall along the entirety of the Pacific track of kilometers. The region enjoys especially dry and clear weather - so much so that a string of major international astronomical observatories have been built there, including Cerro Tololo, La Silla and Gemini South. After crossing the Andes, the lunar shadow descends into Argentina for the last segment of its track.
The shadow covers the kilometer-stretch across Argentina in only 3 minutes. In Argentina, San Juan lies just inside the southern limit while Cordoba is 75 kilometers north of the track.
Just before the path ends, it barely misses Buenos Aires, the northern edge only 30 kilometers south of the center of the capital. Nevertheless, all roads leading from Buenos Aires to the central line will probably be clogged with traffic on eclipse day.
At UT1 the lunar shadow lifts off Earth and returns to space. Central line coordinates and circumstances are presented in Table 3. Partial phases of the eclipse are visible across the southern Pacific Ocean and South America. Local circumstances for a number of cities in South America are found in Table 4.
The Sun's altitude and azimuth, the eclipse magnitude and obscuration are all given at the instant of maximum eclipse at each location. The Jul 02 Solar Eclipse Circumstances Calculator is an interactive web page that can quickly calculate the local circumstances for the eclipse from any geographic location not included in Table 4.
This is the 58th eclipse of Saros Espenak and Meeus, All eclipses in the series occur at the Moon's ascending node and gamma decreases with each member in the family. The series is a mature one that began with a modest partial eclipse on Oct After 20 partial eclipses in the series and more than 3 centuries, the first umbral eclipse occurred on May The event was a 2-minute total eclipse through New England, eastern Canada and Greenland.
During the next 2 centuries, the umbral duration continued to increase as each path shifted progressively southward. The greatest umbral duration of Saros occurred during the total eclipse of Aug Unfortunately, the 5 minute 40 second total eclipse was only visible from equatorial Africa, which was virtually inaccessible to astronomers of the day.
As the duration of each succeeding eclipse decreased, the paths reversed their southern migration and drifted northward during the 18th and 19th centuries. This effect occurred as a result of the Northern Hemisphere season shifting from winter to summer when the Northern Hemisphere tipped towards the Sun. The southbound trend of the Saros series resumed with the eclipse of May At this point, the duration of totality at greatest eclipse had again increased to over 5 minutes.
The most recent member occurred on Jun 21 and its path crossed southern Africa on the summer solstice. After , the next member occurs on Jul 13 and passes through Australia and New Zealand. On Jul 24, the series returns to the African continent producing a path through South Africa.