A Blue Moon is the second full moon to occur in a calendar month. We will be treated this month with not only a second full moon but also a Total Lunar Eclipse all on the same day. On January 31, 2018, just before daylight the moon will be Eclipsed inside the Earth’s shadow. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon” and in addition, this is the third consecutive “Super Moon", because the moon is in a closer orbit to the earth and will appear up to 14% larger than normal. This makes the January 31st Total Lunar Eclipse, Blue Moon, Super Moon very special.
In the evening I find myself looking up to the night sky searching for the moon. I could easily meditate in the cool soft moonlight and feel nurtured and replenished by it. One such meditation inspired me to take my yoga practice outdoors under the Full Moon sky. I collected emails addresses of yoga friends and in May 2011, invited all to join me. We gathered at Malibu Bluffs Park on Pacific Coast Highway and Full Moon Yoga meditation began. The practice has continued from May through October each year.
So on Wednesday morning January 31st I will rise early. The Lunar Eclipse is said to start at 4:51am and continue to 6:07am. I will bundle up, make myself a comfortable seat and turn my gaze to 274 degrees and watch nature’s show. This special event will not occur again for 150 years. Join the many Selenophiles (persons who love the moon) and have your own Total Lunar Eclipse, Blue Moon, Super Moon experience.
The schedule for Full Moon Yoga practice will be posted in spring. Join my email at sriharimoss.com for updates.