Asteroid Angel

Asteroid Angel was discovered by C.S. Shoemaker and D.H.Levy (yes the ones after which the Levy-Shoemaker comet was named which famously crashed into Jupiter in 1994). The date of discovery of Angel was June 4th 1992 at Palomar Observatory in San Diego, California. Angel has...

Lunar Eclipse December 2011 – Knowing

The lunar eclipse occurs on the 10th December 2011 at 14:36 (UT) at 18GEM10 "Beware of the Blood Moon" my Grandmother used to say. Deeply superstitious by nature, she would even wake me up if moonlight drifted through the curtains onto my face. She said it...

11.11.11. – 11th November 2011 – Elation Squared

I ran a report today for the transits of 11.11.11. According to my software, at eleven minutes past eleven of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year, we have Mercury square Elatus. Oh and the interesting thing is that each body is on...

Asteroid Iris – The Rainbow Goddess

ASTRONOMY Asteroid Iris was discovered by English astronomer J.R Hind on August 13th 1847. She was the 7th asteroid to be discovered. Iris is the fourth brightest object in the asteroid belt after Vesta, Ceres and Pallas (Wikipedia). Her orbit is 3.68 years and her designated symbol is...

New Moon in Libra – September 2011 – Hope Springs

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.  ~Lin Yutang The New Moon occurs at 11:08 Universal Time on the 27th September 2011 at exactly 4 degrees Libra. The New...

Asteroid Isis – A Sum of Parts

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ASTRONOMY Asteroid 42 was discovered on May 23rd 1856 by Norman R. Pogson of Oxford England.  The name however was given by the astronomer-director of Radcliffe Observatory.  It is thought that the name may have some reference to Pogson's daughter Elizabeth whose middle name was Isis...

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