Native Americans called this lunation the Full Strawberry Moon as strawberry picking season peaks during this month. Europeans called this the Rose Moon. The total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Totality will last an unusually long length of time: 1 hour 40 minutes. (SPACE.com)
|From California & San Francisco|
Perhaps the meridian of longitude along which SF, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver lie, has already been sensitized by the Moon's Nodes of the June 1 partial solar eclipse(11 Gemini) which fell on this same meridian- roughly 122 degrees west. The transit of Mars to the lunar eclipse degree(24 Sagittarius) around July 25 might then be a timing trigger for local events on or near 122 west.
Total Lunar Eclipse charts for SF and Rio de Janeiro
My astrology friend Peter Stockinger mentioned a possible linkage between the June 15 eclipse and illnesses. This is an interesting observation given the worrisome and deadly e-coli outbreak in Europe that began late May which has killed about 20 people thus far, and sent many more to the hospital seriously ill. Go to Stars and Stones to read more.