by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
Peacefulmind.com (courtesy of timespace.com)
We are “lunar lucky” these next few months!
The next Supermoons come with the January 21 full “blood wolf moon”, which is, moreover, the stage for a total lunar eclipse. This supermoon on January 21 ushers in the first in a series of three full supermoons falling on January 21, February 19 and March 21, 2019 (following the peak of the Spring Equinox). Of these, the February 19th full moon showcases the closest and largest full supermoon of 2019.
A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee. That makes the moon look extra-close and extra bright — up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its furthest point from Earth, called the apogee.
Pair that up with a lunar eclipse, and you will have a spectacular view of the moon turning dark as it moves out of the sun’s light and into the shadow of the Earth. Only the light reflected off Earth will be visible on its surface, producing a ruddy red-brown color on the moon’s surface during totality.