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Total SOLAR ECLIPSE- Monday 21st August 2017 (astronomy data & astrology charts & Eclipse Magic book offer)

We’ve already had the partial Lunar Eclipse a week and a half ago, and the counterpart ..  the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE occurs on this coming monday 21st August 2017.  (Eclipses always occur in pairs, separated by 2 weeks, and there are on average 2 pairs every year..).

I’ve downloaded the detailed Eclipse-diagram  from NASA website (Eclipse diagram/data (c) Fred Espenak – link at the bottom).

Total Solar Eclipse (21st August 2017) Details:

How long is this Eclipse?

Important point to remember is that, at any one location on the Earth, the actual Solar Eclipse is only visible for few minutes at most.   BUT it will be seen at different parts of the world at various times..  and at each part ..for slightly different duration.

Greatest Eclipse and its duration:

This is when the largest amount of the Sun is covered by the Moon..  and  takes place at 18:25 hrs  (Universal Time= GMT), and will be visible for 2min40sec, from a point in USA (Lat=26’58N.  Long=87’40 W).

Penumbral start & end of Eclipse:

There are two types of shadows formed by the Moon when it comes in front of the Sun..  ie the shadow that Earth Passes through.  Umbral shadow is the darkest part, where from under it, we see nothing of the Sun.  Penumbral shadow is a more lighter part, and we will see the Sun through it..

  • P1 : The Penumbral part of the eclipse will be first visible at  15:46 hrs   UT  (seen from pacific ocean at Sunrise).
  • P4:  The penumbral part of the Eclipse will be last visible at 21:04 hrs UT (seen from South America – before night falls locally there)

The Umbral  Eclipse data:

This is when the Sun is actually visibly blocked by a dark disc (Moon coming between us and the Sun).  In scientific  notations, we give this 4 sets of readings..  when it first starts (first contact/ start of Umbral Eclipse; 2nd contact;  when Eclipse begins to end; when final umbral eclipse fully ends.

  • U1 :  16:48 hrs UT
  • U2 :  16:49 hrs UT
  • Greatest Eclipse :  18:25 hrs UT
  • U3 :  20:01 hrs UT
  • U4 :  20:02 hrs UT

 NASA diagrams created/provided  by Fred Espanak, where all this data has been taken from:

Total Solar Eclipse 20th August 2017 - NASA diagram by Fred Espenak

Gif animation showing the visibility & times of the Total Solar Eclipse 21st August 2017 (by Fred Espenak of NASA)

Note:  The small dot at the centre is the exact location where the Total Eclipse can be seen at a particular time (Universal Time = GMT).   The larger grey/blue area shows the area from which penumbral eclipse can be seen at any particular time.  The dark sections of the Earth (on left and right) show the night time for those places.

Time: Remember all times are UT (Universal Time which is equivalent to Greenwich mean time).  so you must work out local time.  For example the dot first appears to the West of USA  (in Pacific Ocean area)  around 17:00hrs GMT..  This is actually sun-rise/ morning time for those who first see the Eclipse (if they were in the Pacific Ocean).


Visibility data for UK:

From these diagrams, you can ascertain that for us in United Kingdom, about 10% of this Eclipse will be visible around 19:00hrs GMT.

Astrology charts

Below is a general astrological chart I have created to show the positions of other planets & Zodiac signs, during the exact moment of this Total Solar Eclipse (Greatest Eclipse at 18:25hrs UT).

Total Solar Eclipse 21August2017 chart (c) Mani Navasothy

chart with houses Solar Eclipse 21august2017 placidus

-Mani Navasothy

If you are interested in doing Esoteric / ritual magical work / energy work, during the Eclipses, I have written a workbook (probably the world’s first book on Eclipse Magic).  here’s the link to buying it.

BUY – Eclipse Magic Workbook   Normal Price £18.  Special offer : £9.99


Eclipse Magic – workbook coming soon

Eclipse magic – a workbook by Mani Navasothy – coming soon before the next Eclipse!

“Eclipses offer us unique and sometimes rare opportunities for doing special magical or psychic work that can be life-changing. For it to have full benefits, the undertaking requires detailed knowledge, planning, preparations and then finally a fortnight-long personal magical working. You don’t do magic every day in that fortnight, but these magical workings should only be done  within that fortnight, precisely on certain times.

Eclipse Magic - a workbook by Mani Navasothy
How to use the esoteric energies of Eclipses for personal magical power and growth

You can still gain much benefit by doing these magical works just on those moments of Eclipses, but that’s the equivalent of jumping in the water when there is a flood – hoping your swimming skills and tides will take you to great destinies (or drown you). Preparations and proper work at these stellar accelerating events is more like knowing the time of a storm much in advance, polishing up your swimming skills, building a safe sea-faring vessel with safety features, stocking up equipment, then when it finally hits, sailing in an engine powered vessel into the storm – letting its electrical energies not only charge up your huge engines, but letting it lift you and propel you to a destination miles away in a matter of few minutes!    Either avoid the storm, or go in fully prepared

Did I say Eclipses are Cosmic accelerators? Well, now I have!

Normally we – here on planet Earth-  live through the influences of Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and don’t even realise we are getting buffeted about in the weeks and months that follow. The effects are chaotic and do affect us over 4-5 months of duration.

Eclipse Magic workbook shows how to use the esoteric energies of Eclipses for power and personal development

The purpose of this course is to educate, train and prepare – so that we enter mindfully into those times of Eclipses, and harness their powers, and use it to propel us in a certain direction we actually want to go. Thus we can minimise the chaotic influences ( it will still be there!) and make it work for us – at least partially.  If that suddenly makes you lose heart don’t be.  As humans we only use less than 10% of our brain power. Even if as individuals we start to tap into an extra 2-3%, we are suddenly possessing skills and abilities that is going to make  big difference – compared to others who don’t.  Same with Eclipses! Using even a portion of it’s powers, gives us better opportunities and makes huge differences in our lives..”

  (~Above extract is part of the Introduction   from the forthcoming Book).