In the previous articles about the current transits and recent Lunar Eclipse of July 27, 2018, I discussed eclipse seasons and Saros Cycles in the course of my interpretation of current astrological events. Last year before the Great American Eclipse, I wrote an article discussing the meaning of eclipses on a metaphysical level. Now, as we are coming to the end of a long eclipse season, it seems a good time to talk about the physical mechanics of eclipses, and to discuss eclipse seasons and Saros Cycles in greater detail.
The Astronomy of Eclipses
While of course, the Earth orbits around the Sun, eclipses are events seen on Earth, and so for this purpose, we will look at the astronomy as it is perceived on Earth. From this perspective, the Sun, Moon, and other planets appear to revolve around the Earth. The Sun’s path around the earth is…
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