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Lunar & Solar Eclipses 2020

One Penumbral Lunar Eclipse may have culminated on 10th January 2020 (in the Moon’s own sign of Cancer) but we have 5 more ..yes FIVE more Eclipses to come in 2020.  So here are the details.  There’s a lot of data and discussion on this matter.. so I’ll star this blog with basics ..and will periodically update it with more details, times, graphics, animations and more.    Remember to bookmark this blog page, and check back before eclipses..!  -Mani  Navasothy (Author of `Eclipse Magic Workbook’  published in 2012).

Quantumphoenix eclipse blog

**All times are UT = Universal Time (approx equivalent to GMT)

Basic info (in date order)——–

set A

  • 5th June 2020 – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse   (Greatest Eclipse at 19:26 hrs UT)
  • 21st June 2020 – Annular SOLAR Eclipse   (Greatest Eclipse at 6.39hrs UT)
  • 5th July 2020 –  Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse  (Greatest Eclipse at 4:31 hrs UT)

set B

  • 30th November 2020- Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse   (Greatest Eclipse at 9:44 hrs UT)
  • 14th December 2020 – Total SOLAR Eclipse   (Greatest Eclipse at 16.13hrs UT)

 

Extended data  ——-

For Each Eclipse, details will be given for Penumbral contact times P1,P2, P3, P4 and Umbral contact times U1, U2, U3 and U4.  (all data learnt from NASA site for Eclipses, calculated by Fred Espenak – now retired Astronomer). 

 5th June 2020 – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse

  • Ecliptic Conjunction at 19:13 hrs  UT
  • Greatest Eclipse at 19:26 hrs UT
  • Duration : 3 hrs 18 min
  • P1 = 17:45 hrs;   P4 = 21:04 hrs
  • Visible in Uk at time of Moon rise (evening).

5th July- Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse

  • Ecliptic Conjunction at 4:45 hrs  UT
  • Greatest Eclipse at 4:31 hrs UT
  • Duration : 2 hrs 45 min
  • P1 = 3:07 hrs;   P4 = 5:52 hrs
  • Visible in Uk at time of Moon Set (early morning).

30th November – Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse

  • Ecliptic Conjunction at 9:30 hrs  UT
  • Greatest Eclipse at 9:44 hrs UT
  • Duration : 4 hrs 20 min
  • P1 = 7:32 hrs;   P4 = 11:53 hrs
  • Visible in most of UK  (Morning, after sunrise).

Annular Solar Eclipse 21st June 2020

  •  Greatest Eclipse at 16:13 hrs UT
  • Duration : 2min 9 seconds
  • Penumbral  times- P1 =3.45  hrs; P2= 5.51 hrs;  P3= 7.28 hrs; P4= 9.33 hrs
  • Umbral  times- U1= 4.47 hrs; U2=4.49 hrs; U3=8.30 hrs; U4=8.32 hrs

Total Solar Eclipse 14th December 2020

  • Greatest Eclipse at 6:39 hrs UT
  • Duration : 38.2 seconds
  • Penumbral times-P1 = 13:33 hrs; P2= 15:36 hrs;  P3= 16:49 hrs; P4=18:52 hrs
  • Umbral  times- U1= 14.32 hrs; U2= 14:33 hrs; U3= 17:53 hrs; U4= 17:54 hrs

graphics & animations will be updated in few days


Useful related Blogs

Full moon & New moons 2020

Eclipse Magic Workbook(Pub 2012) by Mani Navasothy.

 

London Woodland Yule / Winter Solstice Rituals this weekend (19Dec15)

Dear all.. Am facilitating 2 outdoor (woodland)  Yule- Winter Solstice open rituals this coming weekend..  On saturday we’re in Croydon, with Hern’s Tribe.. from 2pm onwards for a shamanic ceremony & social, and on Sunday we’ll be at Queen’s Woods (north London), for our outdoor wiccan Yule open ritual from 3pm onwards.  Here are short details.   For full details, do visit my Meetup event links../ subscribe etc..Hope to celebrate Yule with you.  Bright Blessings.  -Mani

 Hern’s Tribe MidWinter Gathering (croydon)

Winter approaches.. night-hours are long. Day light is short. And in the deep caverns below the Earth, the great Goddess gives birth to the Sun-Child! We gather to mark this sacred event and celebrate Winter Solstice.

Inspired by the TV series `Robin of Sherwood’ and stories of the Windsor-Hern myths, I started Hern’s Tribe- a pagan ritual & self-development group in Spring 2004. Drumming, masks, pre-ritual socials, feasting after ceremony, ceremonial fire..are all part of what we do. Now in its 12th year, Hern’s Tribe continues to evolve…exploring and experimenting with friendly down to earth shamanic, eclectic ritual styles for the gatherings.

Date: Saturday 19th December 2015

Time: 2pm – 8pm (this is a `gathering’ so includes pre-rite socials, ritual, and feasting/ socials/ drumming / chants etc ..)

venue: Meet at Coombe Lane Tram stop (please do NOT go into the woods looking for us.. we change location.. Stay at tram stop so we van come get you..and lead you to the ritual spot).

Meetup event link

http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/222436490/

 

 

Yule – Woodland Wicca Seasonal Open Ritual

We are combining the Wicca Full moon & Wicca Winter Solstice rituals and running it as one event at Queen’s Woods.

“Winter Solstice is the time when the Sun is at it’s lowest (nadir), resulting in the longest night and darkness appears to be enveloping all. Inwardly, it’s a time when hope and faith may be ebbing low and the future looks bleak. It is precisely at this point that the festive energy is needed to shift the magic within, and to celebrate the birth of the Sun Child! From here onwards, the night time starts to reduce, and daylight grows.. to a point of balance between dark and light (at Spring) and to the long days at Summer! As a symbol of hope and life, celebrants decorate the Altar and indoors with bright objects and keep greenery (ever Greens.. ie Yule tree and of course holly etc). A Yule log is also burnt in the ire, symbolising the coming of warmth and fire.” (taken from http://www.WitchcraftandMagic.uk )

Date: Sunday 21st December 2015

Venue: Queen’s Woods, North London (nearest tube: High Gate – northern line)

Time / meeting place: Please gather in the Woodman’s Pub..on Archway Road from 3pm..in the garden area. We’ll be having pre-rite drinks, ** talk-through* of ritual, assign roles…*before* going to the woods.

Meetup link:

http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/222917023/