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Three Eclipses in a Row - April and May 2013

April 9, 2013 | Janet (Sparrow) Moon

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Eclipses usually come in pairs, and they usually happen twice a year. But, occasionally we get three eclipses in a row, like we have coming this Spring 2013. Eclipses always occur on the new and full moons, and our upcoming eclipses will be: a lunar (full moon), a solar (new moon), and then another lunar in April and May 2013.

Eclipses bring changes, and most of us find change uncomfortable, to say the least. When the Sun and Moon line up exactly with respect to the Earth, their gravitational pull is going to be stronger. Many new age experts say an eclipse has ten times the power of a normal New or Full Moon. Eclipses can stimulate relationship breakups, business failures, sudden accidents, babies to be born, and the elderly to pass over. They can also bring positive changes like new love and promotions at work, but most of us find extra challenges in our paths during eclipse events.

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A Fourth Moon Discovered Orbiting Pluto

July 21, 2011 | Julian Laster

NASA has announced that a fourth moon has been discovered orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto. The new moon has been temporarily assigned the name P4, and is estimated to be 8 to 21 miles in diameter. Charon, Pluto's largest moon is 648 miles in diameter. The frozen planet's other two moons, Nix and Hydra, are estimated to be between 20 and 70 miles in diameter.

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