ALL THE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ON EARTH ☽

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You might wish to curl up for a nap today.

Tonight after midnight we will see a full lunar eclipse which will last for 77 minutes. Some are calling it a Blood Moon. If you like to charge gemstones or water or other items under the full moon, be sure to place them out for this rare event.

Sometimes when the Moon is fully immersed in the Earth’s shadow it can turn an eerie blood red due to the way the Earth’s atmosphere scatters light — it’s the same reason the Sun can look redder at sunrise and sunset.

Want to hear something poetic? If you were standing on the Moon during the deepest times of the eclipse, from your view you’re seeing all the sunrises and sunsets on earth at that moment.
— Phil Plait for Slate Magazine

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How do you plan to witness this cosmic ballet?


Hillary Rain writes at Spirit Soul Earth when the words come. Lately she's been quiet.