8th April - New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries: Your Essential Guide


Dear Cosmic Explorer!

Today, 8th April, we have the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries. Visible as a total eclipse in parts of North America and as a partial eclipse in the UK, this event offers a unique opportunity for observation and reflection. Below are essential details and resources to enhance your experience:

Images are from timeanddate.com



Eclipse Facts

The New Moon Solar Eclipse happening on April 8th, 2024, is an exciting event that will start in Texas, crossing 15 states and ending in Maine. For those looking for the longest experience of darkness, Nazas, Mexico, is the place to be, with a total darkness lasting 4 minutes 28 seconds. This eclipse is not just a visual spectacle; it's also expected to attract large crowds, especially in big cities across its path. Besides its visual grandeur, this eclipse holds significant astrological importance, occurring at 19 degrees Aries 24', and is a part of the influential Aries-Libra eclipse series. While direct observers in the path of totality will experience total darkness, others will witness a partial eclipse, making it an event with wide-reaching visibility and impact.

Your Guide to the Eclipse

For an in-depth look at this eclipse's astrological implications, visit my blog post, "The New Moon in Aries, April 2024," and discover how this event can influence your personal growth and change.


You can also order my book "Eclipse Energies, Your Astrological Guide to Embracing Change," my comprehensive guide to understanding and embracing the transformative power of eclipses.


UK Observers

For UK Observers interested in the solar eclipse, it will begin around 7:52 PM in Scotland and end at about 8:51 PM in the same region. The time it starts and ends will vary depending on your location. For the best views, places like Cardiff and Edinburgh are highlighted as prime spots, although visibility will depend on the weather.

Watch Live Online!

Join NASA as a total solar eclipse moves across North America on April 8, 2024, traveling through Mexico, across the United States from Texas to Maine, and out across Canada’s Atlantic coast. This starts of 6pm UK Time (1pm EDT).

Watch Live with Nasa

Cultural and Historical Perspectives

Throughout history, cultures around the world have had their own ways of understanding solar eclipses, often seeing them as significant omens or supernatural events. In ancient China, it was believed that a celestial dragon was responsible for consuming the Sun during an eclipse, prompting people to make noise to scare the dragon away. The Aztecs and other Mesoamerican cultures viewed eclipses as the sun being devoured, mixing fear with reverence and even basing important decisions like the founding of cities on these events.

Ancient Greeks also saw eclipses as omens but developed advanced tools like the Antikythera device to predict and understand them better, indicating an early grasp of their astronomical nature. Folklore from Vietnam imagined a giant frog causing the eclipse by eating the Sun, and Norse myths attributed the event to wolves. Similarly, in ancient India, the demon Rahu was said to swallow the sun, causing eclipses.

The Pomo people from the North-Western United States have a legend where a bear bites the Sun, explaining solar and lunar eclipses.

For more detailed explorations of how different cultures have interpreted these fascinating celestial events, articles from Discover Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Time and Date, and Britannica provide insightful reads.

Further Reading Online

Watch Live 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse 2024: when and how to see the April 8 eclipse in the UK

The Sun Was Eaten: 6 Ways Cultures Have Explained Eclipses

Myths and Superstitions Around Solar Eclipses

How Ancient Civilizations Reacted to Eclipses

These 5 Ancient Cultures Thought Solar Eclipses Were Omens and Prophecies

8 Apr 2024 – Partial Solar Eclipse – United Kingdom

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This New Moon Solar Eclipse is not just an astronomical event but a moment for personal and collective reflection. Whether you're watching from a prime location or online, let this eclipse be a catalyst for change and growth.

Astrologically Yours

Sarah 💜

P.S. Dive into the transformative energy of Aries with my latest blog post and book. Embrace this time of change with open arms and an open heart.

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