Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse
The first of two solar eclipses in 2013 will be on May 9th/10th in the southern hemisphere near Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and over the South Pacific. The eclipse will be annular, meaning that this will be like a total eclipse but with a ring of light peeking out around the moon.
Approximately two weeks before the solar eclipse will be the lunar eclipse over the eastern hemisphere on April 25, 2013. This eclipse will be a penumbral, meaning that it may not be too visible since it will be short and partial.
Happy New Year ~ Próspero Año Nuevo ~ Bonne année et bonne santé
2013 is near and most of the calendars are too. Here are the links for our most beloved calendars.
- Moon Track's classic Moon Phase 2013 GMT
- Moon Track's 2013 Retrograde Calendar GMT
- 2013 Astrology and Void of Course Calendar PST
Be well and enjoy
Solar Eclipse Path - November 13, 2012
This miniature map gives you a good sense of where the total eclipse will be visible. The view-ability will be limited due to the location over the south pacific ocean. This eclipse belongs to the saros series 133. Check out the time for your area, even if you don't get the chance to see it.
First Lunar Eclipse 2012 in June
The first lunar eclipse for 2012, June 4, is a partial eclipse of lunar saros series 140. Although some areas of the United States will get to experience, the majority of the eclipse will occur over the Pacific Ocean. The southwestern section of Alaska and all of Hawaii will get to view the partial lunar eclipse without any sunlight competition.
Most of Australia will get to view the eclipse as the moon rises (between 6 - 10 pm depending on location) while all of the west coast in the United States should be able to see a good portion of the partial eclipse as the moon is setting between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. PDT on the west coast (between 4 and 6 a.m. MDT).
The animated lunar eclipse below is a total eclipse.
Annular Eclipse Class Act
The Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20/21, 2012 was spectacular. Many of those living on the West Coast of USA got the pleasure of watching the eclipse unfold. Many photos are posted via slooh.com and I believe there are a few youtube.com videos as well. If you didn't get the chance to watch it yourself, treat yourself to the great photography around the internet.
The animated eclipse that I have here is a total eclipse, but just as much fun, although much faster than the real one. Enjoy!
Venus' Wild Drive into Retrograde Motion
Now that Mars has finished up the retrograde motion in Virgo, we can start preparing for Venus to begin the retrograde motion in Gemini. Both signs are ruled by Mercury, so Mercury will again play a strong role in the Venus retrograde. Another interesting fact is that as soon as Venus ingressed Gemini on April 3, the planet also began an Out of Bounds transit that will last for two months.
Venus will start the retrograde motion transit on May 15 and transit in retrograde until June 27. Venus will leave Gemini on August 7. This makes for a very long Venus visit this year. The last time that Venus was retrograde motioning in Gemini was May 16 - June 29, 2004.
Mars in Retrograde Motion
Tomorrow, the retrograde transit of Mars will begin in the sign of Virgo. This is not all bad, you know! There are some real perks to the Mars transiting backward through Virgo. Did you know that there are a slew of well known athletes born with the Retrograde Mars in Virgo? Who woulda thought of that? Read the article posted at JAstrology Blogspot to learn more about this one.
If you just want to keep track on the dates/times of the retrograde or the transit of Mars, Moon Tracks has a page for that in our Planet Ingress section. Mars Transit Information
Incorporating the Theme
You just might notice a change in some of your favorite pages. I spent this first week of January upgrading and redesigning some of the pages that originated at Lunar Living Astrology to fit better with the Moon Tracks Web theme. I left the basic calendars alone since those are easier to read as is. However, the following pages have been revamped:
- Monthly Ephemerides
- Monthly Moon Phase Calendar 2000-2015
- Daily Activities by the Moon
- Power Days
- Daily Transits Graph
On some of these, the page URL has changed. If you have bookmarks for any of these pages, you might want to update that bookmark. The information is still the same, just the presentation and format have been changed to correspond with the page layouts.
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