This Lunar Eclipse will be a Partial one, the Earth’s shadow only in part occulting the Full Moon disk. All over Australia we are well positioned to observe this important cosmic event, around Moon rising time, in particular Eastern Australia that will witness the entire event.
The Eclipse will also be visible in its entirety in the Pacific Ocean, the Western parts of North America (Eclipse at Moon setting), New Zealand and Japan. Only part of the partial Eclipse will be observable in Central and Eastern Asia.
None of this Eclipse will be observable instead from Eastern parts of the American continent, Europe or Africa.
This Libra Full Moon Eclipse coincides with the opening of the new astrological season at the Aries Equinox, that occurred just three days ago (March 20, 3 pm). The degrees directly aligned to the event are the third degree of Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn.
An interesting fact is that this particular Eclipse is the mirror image of the Total Lunar Eclipse we observed in September 2015, same degrees highlighted, with Sun and Moon occupying each other degree at the previous event. This will manifest as a significant period of major changes and realizations, particularly in the area of personal relationships, whose root causes could be traced back to the second half of 2015. People directly aligned to this event are:
- Librans born between the 23rd and 27th of September
- Aries born between the 21 and 25 of March of any year
- Cancer born between the 22nd and 26th of June
- Capricorn born between the 22nd and 26th of December, of any year
- Or anyone with the first to fifth degree of the above Signs occupied by the Moon, the Ascendant, Mid-Heaven or a planet in their Birth Charts.
Visibility Times in Australia
In Eastern Australia the complete Eclipse (maximum occultation) will occur around 11 pm (Australian Eastern Summer Time), while the whole event will take four hours and fifteen minutes to unfold.
Here are the viewing times for major cities and town in Australia:
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne: Eclipse starts at 8.39 pm of 23rd and ends at 54 minutes past midnight of March 24.
Brisbane and Cairns: Eclipse starts at 7.39 pm and ends at 11.54 pm.
Adelaide: Eclipse starts at 8.09 pm of 23rd and ends at 24 minutes past midnight of March 24.
Darwin and Alice Springs: Eclipse starts at 7.09 pm and ends at 11.24 pm.
Perth: Eclipse starts at 5.39 pm and ends at 9.54 pm.
Let’s hope the weather leaves the sky clear to enjoy this cosmic alignment!