the Northern Hemisphere
July 1 - July 30, 2011
times are local unless
Sky Visitors ...
My 2011 sabbatical continues.
In this abbreviated edition of Moon Dances I
offer a Moon
Table below and the following links
to keep you looking up and tuned to the wonders above.
Moon, waxing and waning, impressively
promenades across the dark sky, partnering with the sparkling stars and
glowing planets. Who is the Moon dancing
~ New Moon ~ Partial Solar Eclipse
~ The Young Moon Grows
Week's Sky at a Glance
Sky Calendars +
Interactive Sky Map
Francisco Whole Sky Chart (8:00pm
Sky Chart for Your Area
Night Sky 6/21-7/22
Night Sky 7/22-8/23
Night Sky ~ Home Page
Phase of the Moon
on the Moon links for meditative insights and additional information.
the right side of the Moon is illuminated, the Moon is increasing
or waxing. When the left side illuminated, the Moon is decreasing
or waning. (Of course, this only works in the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Southern Hemisphere the effect is just the opposite!)
and Sun Data
Times ~ Major Bodies
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Moon ~ Partial Solar Eclipse ~ Reflections
Moon our soul goes into meditation and aligns with the inspiration
of the Nirmanakayas;
a potential is enlivened and a seed of consciousness is formed deep
within. Take some time to create a sacred space. A new cycle is beginning.
New Moon solar eclipse is the third of a triad of eclipses
in 2011, June 1 (partial solar
eclipse), June 15 (total lunar eclipse), July
1 (partial solar eclipse). Eclipse
Frequency ~ How
to Deal with Eclipses
Cooperation & Communication
Nick Fiorenza gives insight to this lunar cycle.
"This lunar cycle marks a turning point ... It is a time of
getting off the fence of indecision ... That which we put into action
now may precede and prepare us for greater events to come."
Partial Eclipse of the Sun
July 1, 2011 at 1:54am PDT (8:54 UT)
"This partial eclipse can only be seen from the
[Antarctic] ocean. It is an almost insignificant
eclipse for the maximum obscuration is 9.7%."
Solar Eclipse (squared by Saturn and Uranus, opposite Pluto) sparks
the Cardinal Grand Cross. Pulled in multiple directions, we're
fighting all the way ... Tender and vulnerable in the sign of Cancer,
we make bold changes while fearing that we're "not ready".
... assertive, enterprising and creative ... [vs] ... ruthless,
self-seeking and opportunistic. Jacqueline
Lasahn / Facebook AstroFlash
new Moon solar eclipse forms a grand cross with the cardinal energies
we’ve been dealing with since last summer, energies that
harken back to the 60s. Yes, that was the new birth that began
it all, and now this eclipse is going to re-charge our emotional
bodies with that dynamic energy of change and revolution. ... Despite
various world-wide crises, we need to stay grounded in the Earth’s
energy, whose present story is that of the Sacred Marriage of Heaven
and Earth. Stay tuned to this story and you’ll discover the
new story being born in you. Cathy
This meditation, which culminates at the
Full Moon in Cancer, begins with this New Moon.
July there are 2 New Moons, July 1 and July 30.
According to modern folklore, when there are two Full Moons in
a month, we
call the second a Blue Moon. But what do you call the second
New Moon in a month? Years ago Spaceweather.com asked its readers
a suggestion. Troy Silvey of Atlanta, Georgia
came up with the winning name –– Ebony Moon.
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The Young Moon Grows
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is becoming better placed for observers at mid-northern latitudes;
look low above the west to west-northwest horizon as the glow
of sunset fades, as shown below. This evening, can you spot the
thin crescent Moon below Mercury about a half hour after sunset?
The waxing Moon this month again passes under Virgo
with Saturn and Spica. [7/6-8
at a Glance 7/1-9
the waxing Moon in early July can be found here.
Just scroll down to Mercury and Saturn to find the map links.
below the sunset sky map on the Fourth
of July page for meditative reflections. Enjoy the inner and
like to know your thoughts about The Night Sky and
if you'd like reminders to Look Up! ...
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May your Night Sky traveling always be filled
with Celestial Delights and Treats!