Dear <<First Name>>,
April is here once again and Spring is springing back into life. Lots of happenings this month, including Easter, Passover, Buddha's Birthday, Earth Day, Arbor Day and this Saturday, there will not only be the glorious full moon waiting for us to view, we have the added bonus of it being a "Blood Moon". Don't be alarmed by the name. It's not meant to be scary. A Blood Moon is simply a full lunar eclipse.
Where did this moniker come from? After the Earth fully eclipses the Moon, it appears to go dark for a few moments, and then suddenly it turns a vibrant shade of red (or sometimes a duller brownâ€”both of which can be the color of blood). Needless to say, if you are here on Earth, it is an exciting marvel to see the Moon all dolled up in her resplendent glory.
While partial eclipses are a more common occurrence, a Blood Moon is a rare event. So, if you haven't had the opportunity to see one, I encourage you to spend time meditating with Grandmother Moon (or if you prefer, The Man on the Moon). Either way, it will most assuredly be an experience you won't want to miss. All you have to do is simply sit quietly and keep your focus upon the great Heavenly Body and wait for The Universe to show you its wonders.
It takes about three and a half hours to run through its course. So, whether you stay for five minutes or for the whole event, it will be worth the show, particularly mid-way, when the crimson color will be radiating in all its majesty. It's certainly a must see!
For local times, check out Lunar Eclipse information.