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2014 Moon Phases

Working With The Moon
Every Witch should know which days to work and which to take off. Which moon phases are best for what kind of casting and which are for rest. These guidelines are not cast in stone and certainly if you have a friend in dire need of healing, you don't need to wait until the next Waxing Moon to cast. But when possible and for the best results here's the Moon Phase Calendar for this year to help you plan your work.
 
Grand Mother Moon:
Additional reading:
 Moon Phase Calendar 
 Workings With The Moon   
 The Monthly Full Moon / Moon Names
 Lunar Calendars - A Short History
 
 
News For The 2015 Calendar:
This marks the last year I will update the moon phase calendar because of the advent of technological "smart devices" and better moon phase apps that have become available. They do a great job of personalizing phases and events for your specific location.
 
If you have a tablet or smart phone, I have a couple of apps on my phone that I use throughout the year that you might like. What I like about them the most is they notify me of phase changes. I have a reminder set for a few days before a moon phase change so I have time to get ready for a ritual or make plans for a Esbat ceremony I might be officiating. Between my two favorite apps, I never miss a phase change or a daily event.
 
I gave a critique of these apps on my blog Springwof Reflections in December 2012. So check out Sun & Moon Watching On Your Phone for more info.  I will do my best to continue an updated critique of apps as they become available. So stay tuned to my blog for future updates.
 
For those of you who have relied on the Pagan's Path yearly Phase calendar, I'd like to say thank you so much for your support and for relying on us here to help you through the year!
 
Many Blessings,
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* For a list of full moon names, see Working With The Moon.
** A Blue Moon occurs when a full moon enters the same month twice.
*** The closest point to the Sun in a planet's orbit is called perihelion. The furthest point is called aphelion.
2014 Events
Times are Eastern Standard Time

Apr 15: Total Lunar Eclipse
Apr 29: Annular Solar Eclipse
Oct 08: Total Lunar Eclipse
Oct 23: Partial Lunar Eclipse


See Event Notes For More Information
2014 Equinox Schedule

Mar 20 - 12:57a - Vernal Equinox
June 21 - 04:10p - Summer Solstice
Sept 22- 09:29p - Autumn Equinox
Dec 21 - 06:03p - Winter Solstice
Earth's 2014 Perihelion / Aphelion Schedule

January 3 / 11:12p - Perihelion
July 3 / 11:00p - Aphelion
2014 - Full Moon Schedule *
Times are Eastern Standard Time
Jan 15 / 11:52p - Wolf Moon
Feb 14 / 06:53p - Snow Moon
Mar 16 / 01:08p - Worm Moon
Apr 15 / 02:42a - Rain Moon
May 14 / 02:16p - Flower Moon
Jun 12 / 11:11p - Strawberry Moon
Jul 12 / 06:52a - Deer Moon
Aug 10 / 01:09p - Fish Moon
Sep 08 / 08:38p - Fruit Moon
Oct 08 / 05:51a - Harvest Moon
Nov 06 / 05:23p - Hunter's Moon
Dec 06 / 07:27a - Cold Moon
 
To Track The Time In Your Area
Use the GMT Zone Converter
Simply select London UK for the GMT time
 
2014 Blue Moon
There is no Blue Moon for 2014
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2014 Moon Calendar 
January 2014


01
08
16
24
27
30
February 2014

06
14
22
25
March 2014

01
08
16
24
27
30
April 2014

07
15
22
25
29
May 2014


07
14
21
24
28
June 2014

05
13
19
22
27
July 2014

05
12
19
22
26
August 2014

04
10
17
20
25
September 2014

02
09
16
19
24
October 2014

01
08
15
18
23
31
November 2014

06
14
17
22
29
December 2014

06
14
17
22
28
 
2014 Event Notes:
April 15, 2014
The first eclipse of the year is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere. The eclipse occurs at the lunar orbit's ascending node in Virgo. The apparent diameter of the Moon is close to its average since the eclipse occurs nearly midway between apogee (April 08 at 14:53 UT) and perigee (April 23 at 00:28 UT). This is the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015.
 
April 29, 2014
The first solar eclipse of 2014 occurs at the Moon's descending node in southern Aries. This particular eclipse is rather unusual because the central axis of the Moon's antumbral shadow misses Earth entirely while the shadow edge grazes the planet. Classified as a non-central annular eclipse, such events are rare. Out of the 3,956 annular eclipses occurring during the 5,000-year period -2000 to +3000, only 68 of them or 1.7% are non-central . The eclipse will be visible in far southern hemisphere. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, that includes the southern Indian Ocean, the southern edge of Indonesia and all of Australia.
 
October 08, 2014
The second lunar eclipse of 2014 is also total and is best seen from the Pacific Ocean and bordering regions. The eclipse occurs at the Moon's descending node in southern Pisces, two days after perigee (October 06 at 09:41 UT). This means that the Moon will appear 5.3% larger than it did during the April 15 eclipse.
 
October 25, 2014
The final event of 2014 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in southern Virgo. Although it is only a partial solar eclipse, it is of particular interest because the event is widely visible from Canada and the USA.

 Source:1,
2014 Farmers Almanac,
US Navel Observatory: Astronomical Information; Sun and Moon Data; Earth's Seasons
NASA Eclipse Website, Space.com, Greenwich Mean Time Converter, Time Zone Converter
 
Created: 12.29.2014            Updated: 12.29.2014