September 27-28, 2015 Harvest Moon total eclipse
The Photo: Eclipse coverage in five bands: 1) from the center in orange the eclipse is 100% visible from start to end, 2) more than 75% of the event is visible, 3) less than 75% of the event is visible, 4) less than 50% of the event is visible and 5) Eclipse is not visible at all.
2015 Autumnal Equinox: The weather is supposed to be 50° (F) at sea level with heavy rain at sunrise on the 23rd so it will be in the low 40s with a 12 mph wind. Sigh! Why am I not surprised? It’s typical for Loc Z. Jack has seen to positioning the dried peat for the massive stone fire caldrons and made sure the road to the top is clear of storm debris. The Dryads (Bryony and Claire) willow and Bea and I have met our male crofter partners for the ritual planting of their seed at sunrise which is at 7:07 British Summer Time. Bryony has asked to have the altar the Odile had, Bea gets her usual and Willow as the daughter of Jack gets the one on the east, closest to the rising sun and I’m on the principal altar in the center. Given that there is a full eclipse of the harvest moon in six days that has taken a lot of the fascination out of the occasion for me though for Bryony and Claire it is still a huge thrill, or will be until they are nude and freezing in their GM pointes and new shearling robes while being inseminated by an eighteen y/o crofter that had hardly met.
Time and date.com says this about the 27/28th eclipse: “The full Moon of September 27/28 is a Supermoon – the Moon will be closest to the Earth, or at its perigee, as it turns into a full Moon. A rising Super Full Moon can look larger and brighter to spectators on Earth. Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. After the September 27/ 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse, a Supermoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until October 8, 2033.” The full article can be read HERE:
Harvest Moon eclipse Ullapool, Scotland: Begins: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:11 AM. Maximum: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 3:47 AM. Ends: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 6:22 AM
Aphrodite and the Harvest Moon eclipse: On Sunday September 20th in her temple beneath the undercroft of Crag Abbey after I offered the Goddess Pomegranates and asked for guidance for the Autumnal Equinox on the 23rd Aphrodite let it be known that she would require another breeding tryst by me and my choice of a partner on the primary altar at location Z beginning at maximum coverage of the moon by the earth’s shadow which will occur at 3:47 AM in the area around Ullapool. She only requires one couple so Nikolai and I will be the only celebrants though there will be the full support component of His Grace’s staff. His Grace will not attend the eclipse celebration. Jack, Viscount Sandbach, has agreed to take Nikolai and me back up to location Z for my insemination when the supermoon is totally hidden. Another eclipse of a Super moon will not occur for another eighteen years so this opportunity is not to be missed.
This means that I will be on the primary altar at Location Z twice in six days and throws my schedule out a bit. However His Grace the Duke of M**** is very anxious that the Goddesses wishes be carried out so extending our stay at the hunting lodge in the valley below Location Z at least through the 28th will not be a problem. Nikolai also has the time off and Jack, Viscount Sandbach, and his fiancée can stay as well so things are working out. His Grace has already set his gamekeeper to organizing red stag hunts for the men in the intervening days between the equinox and the eclipse. I suppose I can relax as well at the lodge as it does have a small indoor heated pool for which I’m grateful. At Crag Abbey there is a deep pool, the cistern, in the undercroft of the Abbey, but that while deep is very spooky. Of course there is no permanent temple in which to commune with the Goddess at the lodge, however, I do have a small traveling altar on which an offering of pomegranates will call the Goddess to give me instruction.
I need to post this. Jack is waiting to take us to the top of the mountain where we will dress in robing tents and fortify ourselves with His Grace’s Gorse brandy for the ritual seeding at dawn.