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The Partial Solar Eclipse Over North America of October 2014

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Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
By Phil Plait, 2014

On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun. What we’ll see is a partial solar eclipse, where the Moon passes along a chord of the Sun’s face, never completely blocking it out. At maximum eclipse the Sun will look like a thick crescent, the dark disk of the Moon moving across it. Continue reading

Super Harvest Moon

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FULL MOON / SuperMoon in Pisces September 8th 2014~
By Mystic Mamma, 5 September 2014

FULL MOON ~ SUPERMOON ~ HARVEST MOON bringing the deep and feminine waters of Pisces to cleanse our emotional realms. There is potential for deep healing.

Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights form the most tuned in readers of the planetary bodies. First from the insightful Divine Harmony:

“The Moon in any of the water signs is already very emotional, sensitive and receptive- but I would argue that Pisces is the most sensitive of all the signs…”

“With the Full Moon in Pisces we have a Continue reading

Another Most Super Moon

Moon to EarthWhat is a supermoon?
From Time and Date

The distance from moon to Earth varies throughout the month and year. On average the distance is about 238,000 miles (382,900 kilometers). During a month, when the moon is furthest away from Earth it’s called apogee, when the moon is closest to Earth it is called perigee. When the full moon coincides with being closest to Earth, or perigee, it is called a supermoon. Reversely, the term Micro Moon refers to a full moon that occurs when the moon is farthest from Earth, or apogee.

No universal definition Continue reading

Hunting the Bloody Moon

blood_moon_JRBlood Moons and Prophecy
By COGwriter, 2013

What is a blood moon?

A blood moon is also called a Hunter’s Moon. It is the first full moon after Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox.

Basically the general definition of a ‘blood moon’ is when the moon appears reddish because of how light can appear. Lunar eclipses are not the only cause. Notice the following: Continue reading

Bloody Sins

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From Signs of the Four Blood Moons.com

The Four Blood Moon Tetrad Phenomena Under Examination

History is littered with the dead bones of prophecies and predictions that failed the test of time. In recent times it is likely you will have been aware of The Jupiter Effect, Michael Drosnin’s Bible Code, the Quatrains of Nostradamus, Y2K and more recently the December 21st 2012 predictions.

So what makes the four blood moons prophecy different to all that we have seen before? Continue reading

Constellarnations

The constellation Orion is one of the most recognizable in the night sky. 

Constellation

In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around asterisms (which themselves are generally referred to in non-technical language as “constellations”), which are patterns formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another on Earth’s night sky.

There are also numerous historical constellations not recognized by the IAU or constellations Continue reading

S-Ophiuchus

Ophiuchus is the Serpent-bearer, a large constellation located around the celestial equator, between Aquila, Serpens and Hercules, northwest of the center of the Milky Way. The southern part lies between Scorpius to the west and Sagittarius to the east. In the northern hemisphere, it is best visible in summer. It is located opposite Orion in the sky.

Ophiuchus is depicted as a man grasping a serpent; the interposition of his body divides the snake constellation Serpens into two parts, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are nonetheless counted as one constellation. [Rahu and Ketu]

In contrast to Orion, it is in the period November–January (summer in the Southern Hemisphere, winter in the Northern Hemisphere) when Ophiuchus is in the daytime sky and thus not visible at most latitudes. However for much of the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, the Sun is below the horizon even at midday. Continue reading

First Rock From the Sun

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Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from the Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days, which is much faster than any other planet. This rapid motion may have led to it being named after the Roman deity Mercury, the fast-flying messenger to the gods.

Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere to retain heat, Mercury’s surface experiences the greatest temperature variation of all the planets, ranging from 100 K (−173 °C; −280 °F) at night to 700 K (427 °C; 800 °F) during the day. Mercury’s surface is heavily cratered and similar in appearance to Earth’s Moon, indicating that it has been geologically inactive for billions of years.

Mercury’s period of revolution around the Sun is 88 days. It therefore makes about 4.15 revolutions around the Sun in one Earth-year. Continue reading

Looking for the Pleiades

Pleiades large.jpgPleiades

Observation data
Constellation:Taurus
Right ascension:3h 47m 24s[1]
Declination:+24° 7′[1]
Distance:390–460 ly (120–140 pc)
Other designations:M45, Seven Sisters, Melotte 22

Astronomy

In astronomy, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the large constellation of Taurus (Latin for bull, Taurus.svg). Taurus is one of the constellations of the zodiac, which means it is crossed by the plane of the ecliptic. It came to symbolize the bull in the mythologies of Ancient Babylon, Kemet, and later Greece. Taurus hosts two of the nearest open clusters to Earth, the Pleiades and the Hyades, both of which are visible to the naked eye. Continue reading

Orion: Orion’s Belt

Orions BeltOrion’s Belt

Orion’s belt stars are some of the most famous stars in the night sky. They also make up one of the most well-known and easy to find constellations, Orion’s belt.

If you’ve been peeking out the windows at night, or maybe looked up while walking the dog before bedtime or taking out the trash after dinner, perhaps you’ve seen three fairly bright stars in a row. Depending on how early or late you look, you may see them lined up side-by-side above the horizon, or they may be one on top the other when they are setting to the west.

Every major civilization from the Babylonians and Egyptians to the Greeks had different stories for the Continue reading

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