The Full Moon arrives on May 26th 7.13 am ET / 1.13 pm CET at 5 degrees Sagittarius. The Lunar Nodes are at 10 degrees Sagittarius and Gemini, which means that this Full Moon is an eclipse.
Eclipses occur when the New Moon or Full Moon occurs within 18 degrees of the North Node or South Node of the Moon. Every six months the New Moon and Full Moon align with the nodes. So every six months there is a set of eclipses (either two or three Solar and Lunar eclipses). The North Node and South Node are the points where the Moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic.
A Solar eclipse occurs during a New Moon. The Sun and Moon are conjunct, together in the same sign on the same degree. When a Solar eclipse occurs the Sun and Moon are aligned from our viewpoint on earth; the Moon blocking the light from the Sun. The Sun disappears (partially) from our sight. A Lunar eclipse occurs during a Full Moon. The Sun and Moon are opposite of each other, in signs opposite of each other at the same degrees. The Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon. During an eclipse the Earth blocks the light of the Sun that wants to reach the Moon. Thus the Moon doesn’t reflect the Sun’s light and disappears (partially) from our sight.Continue