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Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse ~ By Bob Fickes September 27 2015

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Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Visible Early Saturday


Excerpt from space.com 
By Calia Cofield 

Don't forget to look skyward in the early hours of Saturday morning (April 4), to catch a glimpse of the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century.

The moon will be completely swallowed by Earth's shadow for just 4 minutes and 43 seconds on Saturday morning, according to NASA officials. During that time, the moon may change from its normal grayish hue to a deep, blood red. The total eclipse begins at 6:16 a.m. EDT (1016 GMT). You can watch a live webcast of the eclipse on the Slooh Observatory website, Slooh.com, or here at Space.com courtesy of Slooh, starting at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT).
That color change can make for a dramatic display, especially for humans in the distant past, NASA officials said. 

"For early humans, [a lunar eclipse] was a time when they were concerned that life might end, because the moon became blood red and the light that the moon provided at night might have been taken away permanently," Mitzi Adams, an astronomer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said during a news conference today (April 3). "But fortunately, [the light] always returned." 

The April 4 eclipse is the third in a series of four total lunar eclipses — known as a lunar tetrad — visible in the United States. Each of the eclipses is separated by about 6 months. The final installment of this four-eclipse series will occur on Sept. 28. Saturday's lunar eclipse follows closely behind the total solar eclipse that took place on March 20.

Earth's shadow has an outer ring, called the penumbra, and an inner core, called the umbra. Where the moon passes into the penumbra, it appears dark, as if a bite had been taken out of it. When the moon passes though the umbra, it turns a deep, red color.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is totally submerged in the umbra. On Saturday, the moon will begin to enter the umbra at about 6:16 a.m. EDT (1016 GMT) but will not be completely covered by the shadow until about 7:57 EDT (1157 GMT), after the moon has set in most locations east of the Mississippi River.

While the total eclipse will last less than five minutes, the moon will be partially submerged in the umbra for about one hour and 40 minutes. The dark shadow of the penumbra will first be visible on the moon's surface starting at about 5:35 a.m. EDT (0935 GMT), according to Sky and Telescope magazine.

Viewers west of the Mississippi River will be able to see the total lunar eclipse, starting at about 4:57 a.m. PDT (1157 GMT). Skywatchers in Hawaii and western Alaska will be able to watch the entire eclipse, from the moon's entrance to its exit from the penumbra.

Viewing Guide for Total Lunar Eclipse, April 4, 2015
This world maps shows the regions where the April 4 total lunar eclipse will be visible. The best viewing locations are in the Pacific Ocean.

This weekend's eclipse is extremely short because the moon is only passing through the outskirts of the umbra. (The shortest total lunar eclipse in recorded history, according to Adams, was in 1529 and lasted only 1 minute and 41 seconds).

The eclipse will not be visible in Europe or most of Africa. The partial eclipse will be visible in all except the easternmost parts of South America. The best viewing locations for the total eclipse will be in the Pacific region, including eastern Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Oceania.

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Meditation for the June Solstice 2011


a message from Archangel Michael

channeled by Celia Fenn Monday, 20 June, 2011  at South Africa

We have just passed though the important Energy Portal of the Total Lunar Eclipse, and now we are moving towards the Sol...

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16 June 2011

We had a Total Lunar Eclipse today at 4:15pm EDT; seen from many places on the globe (We couldn’t see it here in North America. Did you see it? Here is a list of places where it w...

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Shadow of the earth, the ides of June…full moon lunar eclipse June 15th 2011


Posted: 14 Jun 2011 06:42 PM PDT

Emotional eclipse time! Like a total eclipse of the heart, the shadow of the earth, will fully cross the lunar surface, this ides of June. This leads us into the solstice, a week later. It is a pow...

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New Earth Rising: Mastering Time and Embracing the Energy of Love & Support


a message from Celia Fenn

Tuesday, 7 June, 2011  at South Africa  (posted 8 June, 2011)

Mastering Time and Embracing the Energy of Love and Support

The Lunar Eclipse of 15th June 2011 and The Activation of the S...

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Eclipse #2 — Sabotage, Endings and Closure


a message from Jennifer Hoffman

Monday, 13 June, 2011  (posted 14 June, 2011)  

This week the second of three eclipses arrives and we have had many reminders of where we need to create closure and allow endings. Thi...

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June 13, 2011

By Allison Rae

Like the persistent blossoming of a lotus, the galactic heart opens. This week’s full moon lunar eclipse is the cosmic centerpiece of a volatile eclipse season and a moment of revel...

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Power Path Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Update 6/15/11 with Pat Liles


13 June 2011  

Channeler:  Lena Stevens

Dear Friends,

Full moon and total lunar eclipse is Wednesday, June 15, at 2:14PM Mountain Daylight Time. This is the second eclipse in the triad of eclipses. The energ...

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Lunar Eclipse / Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 15th, 2011


Posted: 13 Jun 2011 01:34 AM PDT


Unmask the emotional pain which keeps one lingering in depression. Head hung low with the breath and body contracted tightly. Shadows flee when the Sun send...

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THE 3RD NIGHT: New Consciousness Dominates Old Consciousness 6-7-11


By FatherMotherGod... - Posted on 09 June 2011

The 3rd Night Begins  

New Consciousness

Dominates Old Consciousness


THE 3RD NIGHT: We wake to sleep and take our waking slow.


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Celia Fenn – The New Earth Energies June 2011


a message from Archangel Michael

channeled by Celia Fenn

Tuesday, 7 June, 2011  at South Africa  (posted 8 June, 2011)

Mastering Time and Embracing the Energy of Love and Support

The Lunar Eclipse of 15th Ju...

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DL Zeta – Steps to Navigating Summer 2011’s Celestial Portals


Summer 2011’s celestial portals kick off today with a new moon partial lunar eclipse in Gemini. Today’s celestial portal sets the stage for a sequence of summer openings that include a June 15 total lunar eclipse in Sagitt...

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