May 23, 2013
Full moon lovers will be in for a treat this summer as the coming months bring not just one, but three full super moons in a row. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is at least 90% of the way to its closest approach to the Earth at the same time it is full or new. Supermoons are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit, which is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, or oval, shape. …There are usually about four or five supermoon events each year, only about half of which tend to be full supermoons. This year is somewhat unusual in that there are only three supermoons, and all three are full.
May’s full Moon falls on the 25th, one day before the lunar perigee on the 26th. The May supermoon also coincides with a very minor partial lunar eclipse. The largest of this year’s supermoons will occur on June 23, within 22 minutes of the Moon’s perigee on the same day. June’s supermoon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth until August 10, 2014. Finally, July’s full Moon will rise on July 22, one day after that month’s lunar perigee.
aNNa’S NoTe: Okay, so… this is crazy and significant and… I am going to have to think on what it means, for a while. But here’s what we got:
1. Three supermoons this year (unusual).
2. They’re in a row, even more unusual.
3. They’re all three full supermoons (also unusual).
4. They’re in the three months between the spring/fall feasts!
5. Three being a HUGELY significant # in Biblical numerology.
6. The first is the day before, the second is the day of, and the
one is the day after perigee. Come on… that’s crazy!!
7. And then August is Elul, and September the Feasts.
I’m just sayin’. When I saw this, a whole bunch of green lights went off for me. It’s… pretty incredible. But what does it signify? I’m not sure. I’ll be brainstorming today… but please help me with it, and throw out any ideas that you might have!