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 would send me mad. Maybe it did 🙂 But […]
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 the 11th degree of its respective sign. Interesting huh?
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 a semi-circle (rainbow) with an interior star. MYTHOLOGY In mythology,
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 Moon is conjunct Mercury and asteroid Iris, sextile Mars,
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 and also perhaps a subtle reference to the part of
The Solar Eclipse/New Moon occurs on the 4th of January 2011 at 10.03am (UK). The Moon and Sun will be at 13.39 degrees Capricorn. An eclipse of the Sun is a paradox. In darkness we see that which is usually hidden. What is normally invisible comes to light. Things that we take for granted show