Luna Amas Veritas

It’s Full Super Flower Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse time! Say that ten times. Didn’t see this one coming, so better get out there tonight … another one is expected round the bend in 2029. I’m not one to “test” fate, so “forecasting” in today’s climate sounds like one giant jinx. Sadly, I placed second in the spelling bee, so many blue moons ago.

Super Flower Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse of The Heart

Ya know how superstitious I am; emphasis on the super? Me cognoscis, ergo me amas means, “To know me is to love me”, and Vincit omnia veritas means, “Truth conquers all,” in Latin, of course. Amas Veritas translated means True Love. But, if you’re into “practical” magic, then the soundtrack is for you and me this very Sunday. Where’s my “bloody” camera?

Amas Veritas by Alan Silvestri Sounds Pure Magic

“Blood moon” is the term to describe the part of the total lunar eclipse in which all the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets project onto the moon’s surface as it passes through Earth’s shadow, darkening it and giving it its crimson color.” Ooh! Sounds pretty “wicked”, I mean that visually, spiritually, and astrologically. Better to “see it to believe it”.

Then when he’s found who he’s looking for
Listen in awe and you’ll hear him
Bark at the moon

A perfect night awaits us this “May Day” and by nightfall (May Eve), we’ll enjoy mild temperatures in the seventies. A clear, wonderous, and spooky night awaits. Travel light, pack up your curiosity and essentials (snack-bar, cell, keys, broom), grab those sketchers, and we’re off! Keep a watchful eye-out for werewolves, jaguars, frogs, fairies, the witches of Eastwick or witches in general. Oh, and dragons, least I forget!

“Jaguar is a Native American word meaning, “he who kills with one blow”.”

“A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy) with Earth between the other two, which can happen only on the night of a full moon when the moon is near lunar node. The type and length of a lunar eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to the lunar node.” (Source Wikipedia, and my Astrology class so many blue and bloody community college moons ago)

“Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
Forever’s gonna to start tonight”

“The reddish color of a totally eclipsed Moon is caused by Earth completely blocking direct sunlight from reaching the Moon, with the only light reflected from the lunar surface has been refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. This light appears reddish for the same reason that a sunset or sunrise does: the Rayleigh scattering of blue light.”

“Om, the sacred sound of the universe”

“Rayleigh scattering, named after the 19th-century British physicist Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt), is the predominantly elastic scattering of light or other electromagnetic radiation by particles much smaller than the wavelength of the radiation. For light frequencies well below the resonance frequency of the scattering particle (normal dispersion regime), the amount of scattering is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the wavelength.” Stay with me ….

Wavelength: “The distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave.” Or, “a person’s ideas and way of thinking, especially as it affects their ability to communicate with others.”

“Rayleigh scattering results from the electric polarizability of the particles. The oscillating electric field of a light wave acts on the charges within a particle, causing them to move at the same frequency. The particle, therefore, becomes a small radiating dipole whose radiation we see as scattered light. The particles may be individual atoms or molecules; it can occur when light travels through transparent solids and liquids but is most prominently seen in gases.”

“Wavelengths below 400 nanometers are too short for human beings to see, and wavelengths above 700 nanometers are too long for human beings to see.”

“No!” A dipole is not a name you call your brother, research electric and magnetic fields for positive and negative descriptions. There’re entire fields of study dedicated to pulsating, harmonic, magnetic, polarizing, spherical matter for eons and since matter, (“existed”) mattered.

“Sonata Op. 27 no. 2 was published in 1802 under the title Sonata quasi una Fantasia but is known today as the Moonlight Sonata after the German music critic Ludwig Rellstab wrote that it reminded him of the moon setting over Lake Lucerne. It is certain that Beethoven proposed marriage to Giulietta, and that she was inclined to accept.”

“Eclipse scientist Fred Espenak has listed May 15th’s full moon as a so-called supermoon, making this event extra special. The full moon is at its perigee (the closest approach to Earth of the month, in its orbit). So, we’ll be seeing a slightly larger moon experience the Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse.” (Source

“Ipomoea alba, sometimes called the tropical white morning-glory or moonflower or moon vine, is a species of night-blooming morning glory, native to tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America, from Argentina to northern Mexico, Florida and the West Indies.”

So, why do we feel like howling or barking at the moon, you ask? “Several cultures have myths related to lunar eclipses or allude to the lunar eclipse as being a good or bad omen. The Egyptians saw the eclipse as a sow swallowing the Moon for a short time; other cultures view the eclipse as the Moon being swallowed by other animals, such as a jaguar in Mayan tradition, or a mythical three-legged toad known as Chan Chu in China.” Leaping lizards, let’s get a move on.

“Footprints in the Sand; One night I dreamed a dream, I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.”

“Some societies thought it was a demon swallowing the Moon, and that they could chase it away by throwing stones and curses at it. The Ancient Greeks correctly believed the Earth was round and used the shadow from the lunar eclipse as evidence. Some Hindus believe in the importance of bathing in the Ganges River following an eclipse because it will help to achieve salvation.”

“If people throw stones at you, pick ’em up and build something.”

“In Ireland, people used to put flowers on the doorstep or windowsills of their houses on May morning to bring good luck and offer protection against the fairies.” Might be a good plan for a day “like” today or stay home and watch the movie Practical Magic with me. If you do feel the need to dance around the Maypole or bonfire, I suggest smores. The Maypole once thought to be symbolic for the tree of life (Yggdrasil). Just be careful not to fall into a different realm, there’s nine in this folklore and only one to get me lost forever. GPS can’t seem to lock in those coordinates or I’m using the wrong wi-fi password. So many software and hardware “updates”, so little time.

“Let The Moon And The Stars Pour Their Healing Light On You…”

A bouquet of lilacs and mug wort flowers a must for good luck; place in baskets along with your darkest of red wines. “Also known as Artemisia vulgaris, mug wort is a flowering plant native to Asia and Europe. It produces yellow or reddish flowers and dark green leaves with silver fuzz. Although it’s classified as a weed and typically removed from gardens and lawns, it has a long history as a medicinal herb,” and can be turned into wine! (Source Sounds like a potion or home brew of epic proportions. However, I will not be partaking in “Moonshine” by the moonlight this very night.

A Merlot a Lucky Choice! “Merlot is the child of Cabernet Franc and the rare, Magdeleine Noire des Charentes. The name “Merlot” roughly translates to little blackbird; possibly due to dark blue/black coloring, or those pesky little blackbirds that eat the grapes.”

“Moonshine is high-proof liquor that is usually produced illegally. The name was derived from a tradition of creating the alcohol during the nighttime, thereby avoiding detection.” If you’ve, unfortunately, thrown back too many, got turned into a werewolf, hexed, or experience foggy, cloudy skies; you can watch, upload, download, webcast, stream, or scream all from the comforts of a strong internet connection, NASA, Griffith Observatory of Los Angelos, YouTube, or online everywhere in this galaxy. Can’t “speak” for the rest, yet!

“Once from shadows, ‘came a bellowing
Through the darkness, dancing, meddling
Around the oaks, upon the leaves
Woven with the summer breeze
Howling, wisping, with tongue divine
Wrapped around a wooded shrine
Cast with blackened hands of time” … A Path Forgotten

Thank you for flying through this literary nebula with me and however the moon “affects” you, I see amazement and wonderment in all its awesome galactic power and glory. “Crazy way to travel, spreading a man’s molecules all over the universe.” By the strike of the Moonlite sonata, may your magic produce love so true. Live long and prosperous, Moonbeams! A blood moon by night means a sailor’s delight; oh, let’s go sailing … Godspeed!

“Talking to the Moon, Tryna get to you, In hopes you’re on the other side talking to me, too, Or am I a fool who sits alone talking to the moon?”

Published by SiriusSea

Many moons ago and in a faraway land, I used to write about all things wonderous to the world and I am back to stir the seven seas of wonderment once more. As the storms pass through, I set my compass and my sights upon and beyond Sirius Sea! Welcome aboard!

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