“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” -Jimi Hendrix
Netflix has taken our eyes off of the night sky!
So much of what dictates our civilization’s construction of order came from our ancestral obsession with the skies. There appeared to be answers there, and our imaginations grew fonder the more we gave our attention to the bright lights up above. Indeed, it was our favourite pastime, it was time well spent and admission was always free. I have gone days without paying attention to the stars, or the moon and I don't really have a good grasp of the space sciences but regardless of our understanding, this week offers us all an amazing opportunity to get a front row seat at one of the universe’s most spectacular performances.
For the first time in 152 years, we will be able to witness the combination of a supermoon, a blue moon, and a lunar eclipse! It is an event that would have delivered awe to those who looked upwards for the millennia before us, and we are lucky to witness this one.
So what does all of this mean?
A supermoon is simply a full moon at its closest orbital point to Earth. This happens quite often and if you were paying attention, you would have witnessed one on December 3rd and also January 1st. This upcoming supermoon is the second of the month, which makes it a blue moon. Of course, a lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into the earth's shadow, as the sun, the earth and the moon are aligned.
Depending on where you are living, you will be able to witness the full lunar eclipse at 4:51am Pacific Time. It is a bit of an early rise, but it may be just give you an extra energy boost for the rest of day. Surely, the night before will also provide you with some beautiful views of the moon as well.
We understand that our modern lives don’t always allow us to slow down. There are so many activities, and there is so much entertainment that is impossible to do it all. In our quest for happiness and fulfillment,we can buy all the latest gadgets we want but we sometimes we just need to remember the simple stuff. Try and notice how your brain reacts when you really commit to a bit of sky gazing, we think that you’ll find it difficult to worry about anything else.
The Lifestyle Project may not be able to send you to the moon yet, but we might as well promote free tickets to the show. Let’s take advantage of this rare opportunity.
Let’s get in touch with cosmos and enjoy our flight through the universe together.
Let’s change the way we travel, together.
The Lifestyle Project