DEEP RED LUNAR ECLIPSE: INFANS SOLARIS
|Total Lunar Eclipse
June 15, 2011
The moon passes right to left through the Earth’s shadow
|Series (and member)||130 (34 of 72)|
The moon’s hourly motion across the Earth’s shadow in the constellation of Ophiuchus (north of Scorpius)
THE NEW WOMAN HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO THE NEW MAN,
AND THE ROYAL COUPLE BIRTH
THE INFANS SOLARIS, THE SUN CHILD
Under this rare lunar eclipse, a blood-red colored moon is expected to rise in Earth’s shadow. The Moon will appear changing color from brilliant silver to between bright orange and blood red during the eclipse, NASA said in a statement. “As the moon moves deeper and deeper into Earth’s shadow, the moon changes color before your very eyes, turning from gray to an orange or deep shade of red.”
A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the moon.
Tonight’s eclipse, the longest and deepest total lunar eclipse in the last decade, will last for almost two hours.
What is so rare about this lunar eclipse is the center point of the Earth’s shadow falling on the disk. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth’s shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018.
“As above, so below” is the alchemist’s adage.
What does it mean to have the center point of the Earth’s shadow falling on the disk of the Moon?
A cosmic call for centering!
The luminaries of Moon and Sun are the Royal Queen and Royal King which guide our conscious solar days and unconscious lunar nights into the divine marriage (hieros gamos) of the Self. To live too much in one at the expense of another puts us out of balance.
When the center of the Earth’s shadow falls on the disk, there is an additional call for centering. How can we do this? We can look up to the sky for a guide — the red glow to the Moon revealing our deepest passions. The complete cycle from solar eclipse (June 1) to lunar eclipse (July 1) to solar eclipse (July 1) is ushering in a new paradigm of interconnectedness and human responsiveness to the cycles of life/death/rebirth.
According to NASA, on June 15 2011, from beginning to end, the eclipse will last from 17:24 UTC (1:24 p.m. EDT) to 23:00 UTC (7:00 p.m. EDT). Totality, the time when Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon, will last about an hour and 41 minutes, it said.
The eclipse will not be visible from North America but viewers in eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the western tip of Australia will be able to get the best view of it.