Heads up! July’s lunar eclipse is the longest duration in a century

Blood moon eclipse July 2018


From Earth and Sky:

The July 2018 full moon [in Aquarius] presents the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century (2001 to 2100) on the night of July 27-28, 2018, lasting for a whopping 1 hour and 43 minutes. (In contrast, the previous total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018, lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.) A partial eclipse precedes and follows the century’s longest total lunar eclipse, each time lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes. So, from start to finish, the moon takes nearly 4 hours (3 hours and 55 minutes) to cross the Earth’s dark umbral shadow. …

This lunar eclipse is primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). South America, at least in part, can watch the final stages of the eclipse just after sunset July 27, whereas New Zealand will catch the beginning stages of the eclipse before sunrise July 28. North America, most of the Arctic and much of the Pacific Ocean will miss out entirely…

Some say that the effect of an eclipse is most powerful where it is viewable, but in my research of mundane events I have not seen this to be particularly true.  From an astrological perspective, the energetic intensity of an eclipse stems from the fact that the Sun and Moon are in a tight relationship to the lunar nodes. The nodes of the moon are known as the Dragon’s Head (North Node) and Tail (South Node), and in many ancient cultures it was said that during an eclipse a dragon did battle with the moon – a myth that has a basis in science because of the proximity of the Moon to the lunar nodes, or dragon, during an eclipse.  The lunar nodes are connected to fate and destiny, and events that occur during an eclipse can bring about a significant life change which often feels fated.

This Full Moon is the opposite of a SuperMoon (tm Richard Nolle) – the Moon is at the farthest point of its orbit which is why the eclipse will last so long.  I have seen some astrologers call this a Micro Moon, but because this eclipse is so tightly connected to the lunar nodes and the sense of fate or destiny, I don’t think that its importance should be minimized!  Retrograde Mars will be tightly aligned to the eclipse and locked into a stressful Grand Cross which could produce some eruptions, both psychological and otherwise.  I’ll be writing more about this as we get closet to the event.

By | 2018-06-26T13:45:44+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Moon|2 Comments


  1. Dr. Deb July 4, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    With the election in November, I told my sister this will get ugly with riots, burning cars, busting windows, etc., so put on your seat belt.

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