What does the solar eclipse portend? The eclipse itself may be a fore-bringer of change, sudden upheavals and on the most obvious level, earthquakes. As is the case when Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995, ( also the day of a total solar eclipse) this years’ eclipse may also usher in a new era, with dramatic impact and suddenness, such as an assassination. A power shift is likely to occur. On the same day, the Uranus square aspect to Pluto becomes exact, a long-lasting relationship between these two planets is culminated, and will continue to be in effect for many weeks to come. Powerful leaders should be wary and not appear in large gatherings without tight security and wearing their bullet-proof vests.
Eclipse signals Uranian-like impacts, heralding sudden changes, upheavals, earthquakes and disasters. I hope there can be good outcomes as well. A change from bad to good is always welcome. A reversal of decline could mean growth of a sudden and dynamic nature. A sudden climb to fame and fortune could easily be read, and hopefully there could be this kind of result under the eclipse path.
This year, the eclipse is unusual in that it is of short duration, and will be seen as partial in some areas and total at other times and places. A large partial eclipse will be seen in the UK.
It is one of the rare hybrid or annular/total eclipses in which some sections of the path are annular while other parts are total. The duality comes about when the vertex of the Moon’s umbral shadow pierces Earth’s surface at some locations, but falls short of the planet along other sections of the path. The unusual geometry is due to the curvature of Earth’s surface that brings some geographic locations into the umbra while other positions are more distant and enter the antumbral rather than umbral shadow. In most cases, the central path begins annular, changes to total for the middle portion of the track, and reverts back to annular towards the end of the path. However, November 3 eclipse is even more unique because the central path to begins annular and ends total. Because hybrid eclipses occur near the vertex of the Moon’s umbral/antumbral shadows, the central path is typically quite narrow.