Eclipse🌕

There are 2 solar eclipses and 2 lunar eclipses in the year 2021.

DateEclipse
May 26thLunar Eclipse
June 10thSolar Eclipse
November 18thLunar Eclipse
December 4thSolar Eclipse

Two celestial events occur tomorrow- a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon. The Moon will appear red and will be the first ‘blood moon’ since 2019. The Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, casting a shadow across the moon’s surface and making it appear a deep red colour. The entire eclipse will be visible to you if you’re in Eastern Australia and partially visible in many parts of Asia and America. Unfortunately it will not be visible if you’re in Ireland as the Moon is below the horizon during the eclipse.

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During the total lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays from directly reaching the Moon. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow covers the moon. All eclipses happen during a full moon. When the moon is full, it means the sun, Earth, and moon are in alignment. However, there is not an eclipse during every full moon as the moon’s orbit is not perfectly matched up with the Earth.

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In contrast, the solar eclipse takes place when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun to cast a shadow on the Earth blocking the rays of the Sun. A solar eclipse always happen at a new Moon and only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly lined up. A total solar eclipse is the most dramatic. The light from the sun gets blocked by the moon and for a few minutes, the day turns quickly into night.

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This May’s full moon is 2021’s biggest and brightest of the year and this lunar eclipse is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.

Photo of moon taken 26th May at 23:00hrs, Ireland

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New Moon🌚

In astronomy, a new moon marks the first lunar phase. A new moon symbolises new beginnings. Many people use the energy of a new moon when starting a new project or to achieve their goals. There is a full moon approximately every 30 days. This is the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through one whole lunar phase cycle.

The Moon’s phases and the months of the year are connected – the word ‘month’ takes its root from the word ‘moon’. During April and May this year there will be a ‘supermoon’.

During a New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are aligned. The Sun and the Earth are on opposite sides of the moon. The side of the moon facing the Earth receives no direct sunlight and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth. The Earth and Sun are at the same celestial longitude. The Moon is only ‘New’ for a moment, when the when the Sun and the Moon are directly aligned in the sky.

The energy of a new moon lasts approximately three days before and after the lunation. The moon phases can affect our mind, body and emotions.

What to do during the new moon:
  • Write down your intentions and what you’re looking to manifest
  • Make a vision board
  • Choose an affirmation
  • Take a new-moon refresher bath; use essential oils, light candles, play your favourite music
  • Light a candle
  • Create a sacred space or meditation station – an intentional space to invite new moon energy into your life
  • Try something new

New Moon dates and times 2021 (Dublin, Ireland)
13th Jan, 5:00 a.m.
11th Feb, 7:06 p.m.
13th Mar, 10:21 a.m.
12th Apr, 2:31 a.m.
11th May, 7:00 p.m.
10th Jun, 10:53 a.m.
10th Jul, 1:16 a.m.
8th Aug, 1:50 p.m
7th Sep, 12:52 a.m.
6th Oct, 11:05 a.m.
4th Nov, 9:15 p.m.
4th Dec, 7:43 a.m.

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Pineapple & Banana Smoothie Recipe🍍🍌

I enjoyed this refreshing smoothie with my breakfast this morning while sitting outside in the sun.

4 ice cubes

¼ fresh pineapple-peeled, cored and cubed

1 large banana, cut into chunks

1 cup pineapple or apple juice (I used apple juice)

method

  • Place ice cubes, pineapple, banana and apple juice in a blender and process until smooth and thick.

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https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/138159/pineapple-and-banana-smoothie/

Summer in Salthill🍦

Salthill is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. I went there yesterday and it was very busy as it was a sunny day. I went with one of my best friends Niamh (Niamhus) after we went for brunch. We walked the promenade and went on the ferris wheel that is beside Leisureland before buying a cool drink at Centra and sitting by the sea. The Salthill prom in County Galway is a lovely place for a walk, especially when the weather is good. ☀️

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Neev

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Things to see and do in County..Clare☘️

County Clare is one of my favourite counties in Ireland. It is not far from County Galway and there are lots of small towns and villages. The countryside is picturesque and very rural Ireland. County Clare is very popular with (American) tourists because of its scenery. Clare is notorious for its flora, fauna and landscape 🦌🌿 I go to County Clare often with friends and family and was there recently. I have been to County Clare on many school trips and family holidays and it brings back many memories🥪 I plan on visiting Bunratty Castle soon with friends. Below are a list of some of my Clare favourites.

Dungaire Castle, Kinvara (South Galway)
The Cliffs of Moher
The Burren Perfumery
The Burren Perfumery
Picnicking with family in Ennistymon
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
Lahinch
Lahinch
Lahinch
V. colourful lunch at The Little Fox, Ennistymon (unfortunately closed now)
That Corkscrew Hill though

Other places in County Clare I recommend visiting are Ballyvaughan, The Aillwee Caves, Lisdoonvarna (if matchmaking is what you’re into), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Shannon town.

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New Star Sign⛎

According to NASA, there is a new 13th star sign, Ophiuchus, meaning we may have been reading the wrong horoscopes all along (ugh so frustrating😤🤦‍♀️). The ancient Babylonians ignored the fact the sun moves through 13 constellations, not 12, to make a tidy match with the 12-month calendar. Ophiuchus comes from the Greek word meaning ‘serpent bearing’ and is represented by a man wrestling a snake🐍

My birthday is in early February, meaning my star sign is Aquarius, or at least used to be ♒

Now, my star sign is Capricorn ♑🐐

Below is a list of the new star signs

  • Capricorn: Jan 20 – Feb 15♑
  • Aquarius: Feb 16 – March 11♒
  • Pisces: March 12 – April 18♓
  • Aries: April 19 – May 13♈
  • Taurus: May 14 – June 21♉
  • Gemini: June 22 – July 20♊
  • Cancer: July 21 – Aug 10♋
  • Leo: Aug 11 – Sept 16♌
  • Virgo: Sept 17 – Oct 30♍
  • Libra: Oct 31 – Nov 23♎
  • Scorpio: Nov 24 – Nov 29♏
  • Ophiuchus: Nov 30 – Dec 17⛎
  • Sagittarius: Dec 18 – Jan 20♐

Horoscopes refer to the position of the Sun at the time of birth🌞 Whether you believe in horoscope readings or not is up to you. I am quite spiritual and would like to believe them 🌌 Astrology fascinates me 🌠

Comment below what your new star sign is and if you read (or believe) horoscopes 💭✨


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