A sacred gathering to honor this marvelous celestial happening
What is the Eclipse Gathering?
The Eclipse Gathering is a unique event where individuals from around the world come together to witness the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a solar eclipse.
We will gather in the embrace of Way of the Heart Woods, a nature sanctuary and retreat center to nurture yourself, find connection and communion with the cosmos and community!
This celestial spectacle occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth and plunging the surroundings into darkness. It is a moment of unity and wonder, as people gather to witness the power and beauty of nature.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
This eclipse will turn day to night just as the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, did, but to a greater extent. A solar eclipse occurs when a new moon is positioned precisely between Earth and the sun and casts its shadow on Earth.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon appears the same size in the sky as the sun, or slightly larger, so fully covers the disk of the sun, giving observers a view of the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona.
The apparent size of the moon in the sky — and whether it can completely cover the sun's disk during an eclipse — depends on the moon's distance from Earth. The moon has a slightly elliptical orbit around Earth, so at two points each month, it is farthest (apogee) and closest (perigee) to Earth, making the moon appear slightly smaller and slightly larger than average in our sky.
The US will not have another view of a Total Eclipse until August 23, 2044!