So Get ready to watch the rare moment a total lunar eclipse crosses over with a super Moon on MONDAY (because it isn't happening for another TEN YEARS)
- On Jan 20-21, the full moon will be a super Moon, and there will also be a lunar eclipse
- The super Moon means it sits in the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit
- The event, when Earth's shadow totally shrouds the moon, will last over an hour
- The first full moon of the year is known as the Wolf Moon.
When the Earth's shadow completely blankets the moon, this causes its surface to turn red as it enters the planet's shade, known as a Blood Moon
'This one is particularly good,' said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan
- 'It not only is a super Moon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long.
'It's about an hour.'
Why The Native American Tribes NEVER Watch Eclipses
For one, they have been around for many centuries and well understand the ancient wisdom. Of all the Native American tribes, the Navajo have been the most steadfast in disseminating the correct guidance regarding “proper eclipse conduct”.
The Navajo elders and chiefs have taught their children over many generations that an eclipse is a very sacred event that must be treated with great respect and reverence.
Toward that end, they direct all members of the Navajo nation to stay indoors during the actual eclipse of either the sun or the moon. They are strongly advised NOT to be outdoors during these celestial shows of light and shadow.
The shamans of the Navajo Nation
- especially instruct their children NOT to watch the eclipse taking place or to look at any part of it. To disobey this crucial instruction can translate to physical health problems, as well as to mental derangement and emotional imbalance.
The Navajo Nation is not only the biggest Native American tribe in Arizona, it is also one of the largest in the USA. Their traditional body of wisdom is much respected by all of the other tribes. Their timeless teachings and cultural lore regarding eclipses even extends to pregnant women.
If a pregnant woman sees an eclipse of any kind, be it solar or lunar, it might “affect the mind of the woman or also in the future it will affect the health of the baby,” Begay said, and a special ceremony must be conducted to rid them of the influence.
(Source: The Navajo do not watch lunar or solar eclipses)