🌙2017 Full & New Moons🌙

🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗

In many countries with documented ancient moon traditions, the calendars have since radically changed.   In Britain for example, where the original Celtic and Ogham names were generated, the calendar changed from the Julian to Gregorian in 1752 – moving old dates by 10 days, therefore old moon names, still used today, seem somewhat out of kilter with their seasons.

The romance of the Moon names is a folk-romance – passed like faery-tales by word of mouth, and changed to suit the needs and dreams of the peoples, generation by generation.

🌕 FULL 🌕 

  • 12th January
  • 11th February (Penumbral Eclipse – viewed from North America).  
  • 12th March
  • 11th April
  • 10th May
  • 9th June
  • 9th July
  • 7th August (Partial Luna Eclipse – North America).  
  • 6th September
  • 5th October
  • 4th November
  • 3rd December (Super Moon) 

For millennia, humans have used the movement of the moon to keep track of the passing year and set schedules for hunting, planting, and harvesting. Ancient cultures the world over have given these full moons names based on the behavior of the plants, animals, or weather during that month.


🌑 NEW 🌑

At New Moon, the moon is between Earth and the sun, so that the side of the moon facing toward us receives no direct sunlight, and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth.

  • 28th January
  • 26th February
  • 28th March
  • 26th April 
  • 25th May (Super Moon) 
  • 24th June (Super Moon)
  • 23rd July 
  • 21st August 
  • 20th September 
  • 19th October 
  • 18th November 
  • 18th December 

🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗

Twiggie


Sources 

Astronomy Calendar 2017 http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2017.html

Supermoon Eclipse

NASA Scientist Sheds Light on Rare September super moon  Eclipse
Coming soon for the first time in more than 30 years: you’ll be able to witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse.

Image: Supermoon vs. Regular Moon / NASA

  
Late on 27/28 September 2015, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for more than an hour.

Although this incarnation of the moon comes around only once every year, it’s not as mysterious as you might think.

Because the orbit of the moon is not a perfect circle, the moon is sometimes closer to the Earth than at other times during its orbit,” said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “When the moon is farthest away it’s known as apogee, and when it’s closest it’s known as perigee. On Sept. 27, we’re going to have a perigee full moon—the closest full moon of the year.”

At perigee, the moon is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than at apogee. That distance equates to more than once around the circumference of Earth. Its looming proximity makes the moon appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than an apogee full moon, which sparked the term “supermoon.”

There’s no physical difference in the moon,” Petro said. “It just appears slightly bigger in the sky. It’s not dramatic, but it does look larger.

A lunar eclipse typically puts on an even greater show. For more than an hour, Earth’s shadow swallows up the moon as the planet comes between the sun and the moon. Lunar eclipses typically occur at least twice a year, and 228 will occur in the 21st century alone. While people such as the Incans and Mesopotamians historically viewed lunar eclipses as random and frightening occurrences, they’re actually quite predictable.

 

 Since 1900 there have only been five ‘supermoon’ lunar eclipses – in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. A striking image of the last blood moon, shot from Shiraishi city, Miyagi district, northeastern Japan, is shown above. 
Scientists at Goddard have predicted eclipses a thousand years into the future. Petro said it’s just a matter of knowing where Earth, the sun and the moon are at a given point in time.

As for the supermoon and a lunar eclipse occurring simultaneously, Petro said, “It’s just planetary dynamics. The orbit of the moon around Earth is inclined to the axis of Earth and the orbital plane of all these things just falls into place every once in a while. When the rhythms line up, you might get three to four eclipses in a row or a supermoon and an eclipse happening.”

But the proverbial stars only align for this event once every few decades, making this phenomenon much rarer than a supermoon or a lunar eclipse separately. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse combination occurred in 1982 and the next won’t happen until 2033. “That’s rare because it’s something an entire generation may not have seen,” said Petro.

Despite its rarity, Petro said the event is not cause for concern. “The only thing that will happen on Earth during an eclipse is that people will wake up the next morning with neck pain because they spent the night looking up,” he said.

The total eclipse will last one hour and 12 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. Viewers can see the supermoon unmasked after nightfall. 

There’s a livefeed you can catch too, in case of clouds:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-m…

Sources 

NASA 

 

Square the Circle with Earth and Moon Number 273

Square the Circle with Earth and Moon.

When we compare the size of Earth and Moon strange Geometric Synchronicities appear. The Magic Number found in these Geometries is 273, or more specifically 2732. This is an overlooked Constant in our Matrix of Reality. Here are some findings on this number:

1. The ratio of Earth’s diameter to Moon’s diameter is 0.273.  (The Moon is 27.3 % the size of the Earth)

2. Comparing a Square’s perimeter to a Circle having an equal circumference, the Circle’s diameter is 27.3% longer than the edge of the Square

3. Inscribe a Circle inside a Square. The four corners make up 27.32% of the total area. This is reached through the formula: (4 – pi) / pi = 0.2732

4. The relationship of the Great Pyramid’s height to half its base is 1.273:1 (or 4:Pi) and thus ‘Squares the Circle’

5. -273.2 degrees Celsius is the temperature of Absolute Zero

6. 27.32 is the freezing point of water on Kelvin scale (K)

7. Absolute zero of water is 273.2% colder than the temperature it takes to boil

8. 273 days = average length of pregnancy (10 sidereal months)

9. 27.3 days = human menstrual cycle

10. 27.32 Earth days is the sidereal period of the Moon (Moon completes one full rotation)

11. 1/273.2 per C is the expansion/reduction of gas (Gasses expand by 1/273 of their volume with every degree on the Celsius/centigrade scale)

12. Sunspots revolve about the Sun’s surface in 27.3  days

13. Water changes phase at 273°K

14. 273 days from  the summer solstice to the vernal equinox

15. 2,730,000 is the circumference of the Sun in miles

16. The triple point of water is defined to take place at 273.16 K

17. The Cosmic Background Radiation is 2.73 K

18. The Earth and Moon orbital periods are reciprocals. 1/27.32 = 0.0366 (366 days in a sidereal year) (1/366 =.002732) 27.32 days in one month

19. 273 m/s2 = acceleration of the Sun

20. 273 cm/s2 = acceleration of the Moon along its path around the Earth

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Twig, 2015