Editor’s Note: Ah…the Full Moon in Capricorn combined with the Lunar Eclipse on July 4. Let’s think about this sequence of events with numerology in mind. The modern calendar is a mis-mash by design as we realize the discrepancy between the date calendar, the financial calendar, the calendar for accounting and the astrological calendar, to name a few. Coincidental?
So…let’s consider another calendar using numerology which pays attention to the sequence of astrological events we are witnessing. If we consider the spring solstice in March as month 1, the Lunar Eclipse on July 4 becomes month 5, with the winter solstice on Dec. 21 becoming month 10. This echoes the decant, power of 10 mathematically.
So…regardless of how the numbers align, know that Divine Quantum LOVE surpasses numerology and any other type of organizational system, Feel the quiet and still Magnificence of your Heart, and then Be in…
For instance, the full moon that is going to be occurring is known as the Thunder moon but it also has other names as well. The full moon of July is traditionally called the buck moon or the full buck moon according to Almanac.com but thunder moon is also a common name for it as the time of year it comes forth tends to hold lots of thunderstorms. Now, when referred to as the buck moon it is done-so because during this timeframe buck’s antlers are in ‘full growth mode.’
This month’s full Moon brings with it a penumbral eclipse, which occurs when the Moon crosses through the faint outer edge of Earth’s shadow (the penumbra), making part of the Moon appear ever-so-slightly darker than usual. Unlike a full lunar or solar eclipse, the visual effect of a penumbral eclipse is usually so minimal that it can be difficult to perceive at all. For this eclipse, only a small portion of the Moon will cross into the penumbra, making it even more difficult to see.
This eclipse will be visible from most of North America, except in the northernmost regions of Canada and Alaska. It will begin at 11:04 P.M. EDT (8:04 P.M. PDT) on July 4 and end at 1:56 A.M. EDT on July 5 (10:56 P.M. PDT on July 4).
This in itself is an interesting and special event to have on the 4th of July for us here in the US as that is Independence Day
New York City will end U.S. Independence Day (July 4) with the penumbral lunar eclipse. Starting at 11:07 p.m. local time, the moon will begin to slide into Earth’s outer shadow. At eclipse maximum (12:29 a.m. on Sunday, July 5), no more than half of the moon’s face will take on a darker shade. About an hour and a half after maximum, at 1:52 a.m., the event ends. The entire eclipse will last 2 hours and 45 minutes.
In Lisbon, Portugal, the moon first makes contact with Earth’s shadow at 4:07 a.m. local time on Sunday, July 5. The early morning event reaches its maximum at 5:29 a.m. and wraps up at 6:52 a.m., which is 34 minutes after the moon sets below the Portuguese horizon. Viewing conditions are likely to be clear at that time of year.
A huge star has vanished without a trace, and without any supernova explosion, leaving astronomers puzzling over where it has gone.
One theory is that it collapsed to form a black hole, without an explosion.
“If true,” said team leader and PhD student Andrew Allan of Trinity College Dublin, “this would be the first direct detection of such a monster star ending its life in this manner.”
The other theory is that the star became less bright and partially obscured by dust, meaning it vanished from view.
Astronomers had studied the mysterious massive star, located in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy, for 10 years between 2001 and 2011.
But when Trinity researchers used the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to look at the galaxy again, they discovered it was gone.
“Instead, we were surprised to find out that the star had disappeared!” said Allan, who led a study of the star published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Located 75 million light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, the Kinman Dwarf galaxy is too far away for astronomers to see its individual stars, but they can detect the signatures of some of them.
From 2001 to 2011, the light from the galaxy consistently showed evidence that it hosted a “luminous blue variable” star 2.5 million times brighter than the Sun.
The traces were absent from the data the team collected in 2019, leaving them to wonder what had happened to the star.
“It would be highly unusual for such a massive star to disappear without producing a bright supernova explosion,” said Allan.
“We may have detected one of the most massive stars of the local universe going gently into the night,” said team-member Jose Groh, also of Trinity College Dublin.
The old data indicated that the star in the Kinman Dwarf could have been undergoing a strong outburst period that likely ended sometime after 2011.
Based on their observations and models, the astronomers have suggested two explanations for the star’s disappearance and lack of a supernova, related to this possible outburst.
The outburst may have resulted in the luminous blue variable being transformed into a less luminous star, which could also be partly hidden by dust. Alternatively, the team said the star may have collapsed into a black hole, without producing a supernova explosion.
This would be a rare event – our current understanding of how massive stars die points to most of them ending their lives in a supernova.