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Is There a Good Time to Fly?

Afraid to fly? There's one easy rule: If you can see the moon in the sky, it’s a good time to fly.

Afraid to fly? Even though I am a good flyer I vividly remember my flight next to the bolt salesman who told me, just after take off, how many bolts were holding the plane together (surprisingly less than I thought, I was tempted to take up a collection to get more bolts). 

So, as an astrologer, I like to pick a good day to fly.  And one easy rule is “if you can see the moon in the sky, it’s a good time to fly.”

The moon is like a big magnet, it pulls at anything on the earth. The earth is able to hold on to most things; mountains, buildings, us, but the earth can’t hold on to water or air. As the moon pulls on water it creates tides and as it pulls on air it creates atmospheric tides. 

In short, when the moon is overhead, there’s more air (atmosphere) and therefore more lift for the plane. It’s a small thing but every little thing helps when you know the bolt count. 

You might be thinking, I’m in Laguna Niguel with our morning marine layer and cloudy evenings, how can I see the moon? The calendar will be our guide. If we want to fly during the day then we are looking for 3-4 days before or after the New Moon. If we want to take the red-eye then we want to fly 3-4 days before or after the Full Moon. 

The next New Moon is Sept. 27, followed by the Full Moon on Oct. 11. And just so you know, Christmas Eve this year is on the New Moon.

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