There’s still time to check out the Supermoon eclipse

By my calculations, not matter where you are right now, you’ve got an hour before the Supermoon eclipse begins and more than that before the full show starts. As long as you are at or west of the eastern edge of Africa, you’ll be able to see some part of it.

Here’s info from space.com:

You can watch the harvest moon lunar eclipse live in a webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory. You can also watch the total lunar eclipse on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh. The lunar eclipse will also feature the “biggest” full moon (in apparent size) of 2015, since the moon will also be at perigee on the very same day ─ its closest point to the Earth ─ 221,753 miles (356,877 km) away. [Visibility Maps for the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (Gallery)]

The Sept. 27 event is therefore being called a “supermoon eclipse.” The last such eclipse happened in 1982, and the next won’t occur until 2033.

Out here on the West Coast, it even is happening early enough not to interfere with getting up tomorrow morning.

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Tim Miller preps you for this weekend’s lunar eclipse

Tim Miller’s blog post this week is a lunatic one — literally. It is all about the moon and this weekend’s lunar eclipse.

Here’s a bit to whet your appetite. All of it is right here:

One of the highlights of this week is a full moon/lunar eclipse on Saturday December 10th at 6:36am, occurring in the nakshatra (lunar mansion) known as Mrigashira—“deer’s head”. Formed by four stars in the constellation of Orion, Mrigashira includes the bright star Bellatrix, located in the upper right hand corner. The ruling deity of this nakshatra is Chandra, the Moon

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This is a good time to silence the outer noise and listen within for Divine guidance, to focus on a sankalpa, a deep intent or sacred wish, to align ourselves more deeply with our Soul’s Purpose.

That sounds like an attitude to bring to your mat these next few days.

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