The Full Moon Post 1.5 – October 2014, Eclipse Tricks and Fortnight-It’s a Thing.

The Dogs of Beer

So….two Full Moon posts in one month? Well it’s actually appropriate as in my previous Full Moon post I touched on the lunar eclipse and the “rare” selenelion that occurred on October 8th. But as far as the month of October goes, that wasn’t the full extent of the moon and sun’s celestial dance.

I know, you’re probably tired of hearing about orbital geometries in my posts by now, but in truth they explain the continuous rhythms of the two biggest acts in our sky’s showcase because like everything in nature, eclipses follow a rule of cycles.  Yes, while it may seem that the varied differences in the orbits of the earth around the sun and the moon around the Earth would generate an eclipse schedule of complete randomness, they actually occur in a set pattern, a pattern that is dictated by the length of their orbit and the…

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