~~July 12, 2014~~
Welcome the Supermoon – Saturday, July 12th!
The summer skies will light up July 12, 2014 with our third super moon of the year. This will occur July 12 at 11:25 UTC. A supermoon is a new or full moon that occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. That’s a generous definition, which is why there are so many supermoons!
What did astronomers call these moons before we called them supermoons?
They were called a perigee full moon, or a perigee new moon.
Perigee means “near Earth.”
A trio of super moons is gracing our skies starting off with the Capricorn biggie this weekend (July 12th-13th), and then another on August 10th and September 9th.
Supermoons, or ‘perigee moons’ are closer to the Earth making them appear brighter and bigger, and often supernatural when viewed over a distance horizon. As with every full moon, there is much energy to draw from and this month is no exception. The mix of the sun in cancer and the moon in capricorn is giving rise to opportunities of deep expansion and the strength to face fears. Your Soul knows that the only way to breakthrough fears is to meet them head on.
What do you fear the most? What brings up feelings of dread within you?
Now is the time to shine the light on what feels shadowed in order to fully free yourself from the maya of past conditionings.
The Light of Capricorn is also asking you to face what you have been avoiding. If your heart knows it will help you in the long run, do it. Embrace the strength of Capricorn and rejoice in the liberation that follows.
Allow your authenticity to shine. Be real in your Self and with others. Make the best use of this energy by clearing the old and committing your time, love and devotion to what truly feeds your soul.
Link on the names below for your monthly Full Moon Guide!
|January||Full Wolf Moon||This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.|
|February||Full Snow Moon||Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.|
|March||Full Worm Moon||At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.|
|April||Full Pink Moon||This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.|
|May||Full Flower Moon||Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.|
|June||Full Strawberry Moon||The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.|
|July||Full Buck Moon||Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.|
|August||Full Sturgeon Moon||Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.|
|September||Full Corn Moon||This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores.|
|October||Full Hunter’s Moon||This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.|
|November||Full Beaver Moon||For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.|
|December||Full Cold Moon||This is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. This full Moon is also called the Long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes.|
~~Why Native Americans Named the Moons~~
The early Native Americans did not record time by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Many tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. For some tribes, the year contained 4 seasons and started at a certain season, such as spring or fall. Others counted 5 seasons to a year. Some tribes defined a year as 12 Moons, while others assigned it 13. Certain tribes that used the lunar calendar added an extra Moon every few years, to keep it in sync with the seasons.
Each tribe that did name the full Moons (and/or lunar months) had its own naming preferences. Some would use 12 names for the year while others might use 5, 6, or 7; also, certain names might change the next year. A full Moon name used by one tribe might differ from one used by another tribe for the same time period, or be the same name but represent a different time period. The name itself was often a description relating to a particular activity/event that usually occurred during that time in their location.
Colonial Americans adopted some of the Native American full Moon names and applied them to their own calendar system (primarily Julian, and later, Gregorian). Since the Gregorian calendar is the system that many in North America use today, that is how we have presented the list of Moon names, as a frame of reference. The Native American names have been listed by the month in the Gregorian calendar to which they are most closely associated.
~~The Summer Of Supermoons Is Here~~
~~Published on Jul 11, 2014~~
The Summer Of Supermoons Is Here
What’s better than a “supermoon”? Three Supermoons!
The full moons of summer this year — July 12, August 10 and September 9 — will all be Supermoons, as NASA calls them.
The phenomenon happens when the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee — the point in the moon’s orbit when it’s closet to Earth.
“Generally speaking, full Moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it’s not all that unusual,” Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory said in a statement from NASA. “In fact, just last year there were three perigee Moons in a row, but only one was widely reported.”
Third super-sized moon of 2014 overnight July 11-12
~~Published on Jul 11, 2014~~
It’s time for the third supermoon of 2014.
The supermoon will hit its fullest point early Saturday morning, July 12, at 6:25 a.m. CDT. But in most of the U.S. if you want to get a good look at it, tonight’s a good time.
According to EarthSky, the moon will appear about equally full in the July 11 and 12 evening skies.
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