Australians will have less than five minutes to see a total lunar eclipse on Easter Saturday – or face a wait of nearly three years for the next one. The moon is due to pass through the edge of the earth’s shadow late on April 4 and turn a shade of red, orange or brown.The Sydney Observatory say totality will begin at 10.58pm (AEDT) and finish at 11.03pm, making it the briefest this century.
The so-called “blood moon” should be visible across most of Australia, the Sydney Observatory advised, but will appear in slightly lighter skies earlier in the night the further west you are.
“If you’re on the eastern seaboard of Australia, it will be very high in the north-east of the sky at totality,” Sydney Observatory advises. The Astronomer, Mr Smith, went on to say:
“So unless you’re standing right next to a skyscraper, or unless the weather is bad, nobody should have any trouble seeing it.”
The reddish colour seen during a total lunar eclipse is a reflection of light from all the sunsets and sunrises across the globe at that time.How deep it will look depends on a number of factors, including air quality.
“What also might have a small impact is, because the moon’s only skirting just inside the edge of the shadow, it might not be quite as deep an effect,” Mr Smith said.
2014-2015 Lunar Tetrad
Total lunar eclipses are rare – only about one in three lunar eclipses are total. About four to five total eclipses can be seen at any place on Earth in a decade.
Lunar eclipses usually do not occur in any specific order. However, every once in a while, four total lunar eclipses happen in a row. This is called a lunar tetrad. The total lunar eclipses happen 6 months apart. There are at least six full Moons between two total lunar eclipses in a tetrad.
The first total eclipse in this lunar tetrad was on April 15, 2014. The second was October 8, 2014. The next two will be on April 4, 2015 and then September 28, 2015.
Blood Moons may Look Red
In recent years, the term Blood Moon has become popular when referring to Total Lunar Eclipses. When the Earth eclipses a full Moon, the direct sunlight is blocked, but the sun’s rays still light up the moon. This light, however, has travelled through the Earth’s atmosphere first, and sometimes causes the totally eclipsed Moon to look red or brownish.
Animation of the 2015 April 4 total lunar eclipse. The moon travels eastward through the Earth’s penumbra (light outside shadow) and umbra (dark inner shadow) shadow. The yellow line depicts the ecliptic – Earth’s orbital plane. Although the moon, at least in part, spends about 3.5 hours within the umbra, it is only totally submerged in the umbra (dark shadow) for a short while, or less than 5 minutes.
Ring the Changes
It has been taught that since Lord Krishna left the Earth, more than 5000 wars have been fought on earth, in many, many lands. There are very, very few lands that have not experienced organised warfare, rapine, pillage, plunder and senseless death caused by blood-lust.
The Earth is moving into the 5th Dimension, and the Stargates are opening, and assistance is given to all who ASK for that assistance. One may ask for the highest possible Cosmic Being to come and assist – and assistance will be given.
Full Moons and eclipses are times of intense energies. While some animals may howl at the moon, this simply tells us that the energies are very, very high, and we may take advantage of this to Ring the Changes all over the Earth our Mother and provide her with assistance necessary for grounding of the new energies. We ought to do such service to the Earth our Mother, for where would we be without the Earth? Where would we live and breath, eat and rest, work and play, enjoy the beauty and weep for the suffering? The Earth our Mother gives us water, grains, foods, heat and cold, sustenance and nurturance, So it is good to pause from time to time and give to Mother Earth.
Full Moons, New Moons, Eclipses – these are the best times to pause, to meditate, to ground the energies on the Earth and give assistance to Mother Earth in these times of change, transition, ascension. Souls are experiencing confusion at the awakening energies within, and help is needed. We may give such help to the Earth, ring the changes, help the souls awakening by meditating – in groups or alone, whatever feels right for them.
The Mystery School
In the Mystery School, the light being Jalarm gave the following answer to a question about meditation and eclipses:
Jalarm: “I would encourage everybody to follow what they feel is right in their hearts. Because there are so many individuals upon this Earth: it is important for them to know what feels right for them – so it is not a good idea to say, “You must do this, or you must do that!” It is important that everybody follow, indeed in a way of uniting, that does not have to be divided by a wall, or a house, or even er, a temple or a church. It can be inside or outside. It is a choice – but it is important that the intent goes out and joins at a level of consciousness that it will achieve what everybody is aiming at, at this time. And I say Everybody because even though there are many who are conscious of what they are doing – there are many who are not readily conscious of it but they still desire Peace on Earth.
Everyone does not want to see their children destroyed – everyone has an innate feeling of wanting to protect and to live and that is born into everyone on this Earth. So I think if you concentrate upon that, you will understand that it is not important to separate this or that, but rather for the intent to go out. For even the indigenous peoples for aeons of time have lived without walls but they still are able to relate to the Source of All Creation. You understand.
Because the intent will go out and touch many other souls that live in other parts of the world at this time, but at another part of their souls … they lived in areas where there was internecine war, conflict, blood-letting and senseless slaughter – these remain in the soul memory and may be cleared, wherever there is the need. Mediation, prayer, sending love and light, intentions: these are your contributions to Ascension, to making this world a better place for all to live in Peace. We may do soul work and benefit not only the Earth our Mother – we may and will benefit souls with the memories of violence and warfare.
The Eclipse is a time of greatly raised energies which we may use to help Earth and many souls …