Just a quick heads-up for you all. This week’s Full Moon in 26º Aries will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. There will be a solar eclipse (New Moon) in two weeks, on November 7 in 12º Scorpio. This week’s event, on Friday October 18, begins at 5:53pm and will last about 4 hours. Here in Bergen County, New Jersey you can’t see the eclipse at the very beginning but after sunset 6:11pm you will be able to watch it until well after 9:00pm. (Technically moonrise is at 5:59pm.) If you have a good viewing spot on the eastern horizon with no clouds, trees or buildings obscuring the sky you can watch the eclipse as the moon rises. Take a ride down to the Jersey shore. That’s probably your best bet, weather permitting of course. People in New England, Eastern Canada, Greenland, Brazil, Argentina, Europe, Western Asia and Africa will have the best view of the eclipse.
As with all eclipses, in spite of what you have heard, there’s nothing to get excited about. But some of you will experience closings or ends of cycles. Someone may walk out of your life or a lingering situation may come to an end. It could actually be to your relief. The cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn should take note.
The moon will be partly obscured by the earth’s shadow and appear orange, red or muddy brown in color depending on the atmospheric conditions. You can look with the naked eye whereas you can’t with a solar eclipse. Get out your jackets and lawn chairs, and let’s hope for a nice clear evening sky on October 18.