As the eclipse plunges the UK, France and other places into darkness this Friday, two other rare if less spectacular celestial events will be taking place, too: a Supermoon and the Spring equinox.
A Supermoon, or perigee moon, happens when the full or new moon does its closest fly-by of the Earth, making it look bigger than it normally does. And the spring equinox refers to the time of the year when the day and night are of equal duration, mid-way between the longest and shortest days.
The solar eclipse refers to a phenomenon where the sun and moon line up, so that the latter obscures the former. And while it won’t be affected by the two other events, it is rare that the three events happen even individually.
Eclipses can only happen at new moon, when the moon appears is entirely in shadow. And the spectacular Supermoon images that are often spotted can only happen when the moon is full, since it can only be seen then.
As a result, only the last three Supermoons of this year will be visible — because the moon is new rather than full on March 20, it won’t be seen. But it will be gliding past us closer than ever, and its shadow will be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.
Most of the time, there are between three and six Supermoons a year. There is set to be six in 2015, two of which have already happened. The next will take place on March 20, the day of the eclipse, and the others will come in August, September and October.
The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernible, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.
On March 20, the Earth’s axis will be perpendicular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.
As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover
The solar eclipse will mainly be visible to countries in Northern Europe
It is well known in ancient Indian astrology that eclipses have effect not only on the mind, but also on the fire within, the digestion, and there is a spiritual dimension to eclipses also. Prayers, mantras, rosaries, anything that is offered up is multiplied manifold during the time of the eclipse.
Prayer, Meditation, sending light and healing to the Earth, to all peoples in all dimensions on Earth during an eclipse is multiplied 100,000 times.
The Equinox heralds the events of the next six months. As this is preceded by an Eclipse, it suggests that a time of inner transformation – called Ascension – will be upgraded via energy arriving from the Stargates, as “Upstairs” has shared with us. We share two extracts from “Upstairs” below:
The soul has an agreement of the many things they will be doing as their life progresses. They will be experiencing many things and meeting again with other souls that they know very well. Sometimes there are opportunities to heal misunderstandings between some of these souls. And other times there is great upliftment of joy and divine energies with those that they know very well and have come to assist them on their journey here on this Earth.
The agreement they have come with the Soul has made – between all – that they will help to bring unity to this planet Earth. All that happens on the planet Earth is with respect; respect to the Mother Earth. And respect to your Creator, the Creator of All.
The Sun provides light and heat to all; the Sun provides night and day and the Seasons to us all; at this time of Equinox, equal time of night and day, the Sun provides his rays to one and all in equal measure. In equal measure also, the energies of the 5th Dimension flow through Sol to Souls on Earth; energies to cells in our bodies, that transformation takes place deep within; energies to our DNA to awaken the dormant chains containing higher skills, higher awareness and greater awareness of our Unity; energies to the chakras and the nodes within the body so it may transition to the faster, higher vibration of the 5th Dimension. Mars and the Moon, in conjunction with the Sun, give ample energy and direction, harnessing the emergent 5th Dimension within the human.