eclipse treats

Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night 2/10/17

Penumbral lunar eclipse

Not as spectacular — or noticeable — as a total lunar eclipse, this rather subtle phenomenon occurs when the moon moves through the outer part of Earth’s shadow (known as the penumbra), according to

The outer shadow of the Earth blocks part — but not all — of the sun’s rays from reaching the moon, making it appear slightly darker than usual.

Full “snow” moon

As required during any lunar eclipse, the moon will be full Friday night. And this month it’s nicknamed the “snow” moon.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, full moon names date back to Native Americans in the northern and eastern U.S. Each full moon has its own name.

“The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon,” the almanac reports. “Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.”

Comet 45P

A few hours after the eclipse, Comet 45P, which has been visible after sunset for the past two months through binoculars and telescopes, makes its closest approach to Earth, when it will be “only” 7.4 million miles away, NASA said.

Look to the east around 3 a.m. Saturday morning, where it will be visible in the sky in the constellation Hercules. Binoculars or a telescope could be helpful. Watch for a bright blue-green “head” with a tail.

It will be visible in various points of the night sky until the end of February, according to NASA.


Moonlight is the fourth scent in the singer’s fragrance collection following last summer’s Sweet Like Candy, the limited-edition, unisex Frankie, and her first scent Ari. Inspired by the Grande’s luminescent personality and the deep connection she has with her fans world-wide, the scent’s notes were handpicked to inspire its wearers to be a positive light to the people around them and have the confidence to be themselves.

What exactly does that smell like? The fragrance starts off with top notes of rich black current and plum and moves into marshmallow and vanilla, with amber and vanilla rounding everything out with a hint of sensuality. To sum it up: it’s sweet, but mysterious—kind of like the partial view of the solar eclipse you were treated with.

Following the lead of Grande’s previous fragrances, the bottle is illuminated when the light catches it, thanks to a holographic treatment, and is adorned with a fluffy pom pom; this time in lavender.

You can pick up a bottle of Moonlight at Ulta stores and starting in September. It will retail at $20 for a rollerball, $39 for 30mL, and caps off at $59 for the largest bottle.

erigano  asked:

with jacob and renesmee imprints and bella and jacob being so close, how strict do you think the treaty rules are now? Perhaps they have time limits for how long a cullen can spend in the wolves territory...

In the movie commentary, Bill Condon talks about how because of Renesmee they can all be together in La Push now, and that’s the flash-forward vision Alice sees, but it only includes Bella and Edward, not the other Cullens, so we don’t have any real sense if they are allowed there now or not. 

Carlisle (and in the book, Edward), had been permitted to La Push before, in Eclipse, to treat Jacob’s injuries, so there is some precedent to make exceptions. 

I’d imagine that Renesmee and probably Bella (because the rules don’t ever really apply to Bella anyway lol) can come and go freely. The others probably have to get permission or be invited, which amuses the wolves (and probably Emmett) because of the vampire myths about not being able to enter a place without an invite. 

They specifically say in the book the treaty is in place, which implies there are still some rules? I mean if they’re really just one big happy family throw out the treaty, you don’t need it, right? Bella says Sam and Carlisle talk and “renewed” the treaty, but “the friendly feeling of the relationship might never be the same.” Whatever that is supposed to mean? They weren’t exactly a lot of friendly feelings between the wolves and the Cullens even before the BD drama.