Full Moon

3 weeks ago
If you’re too busy to watch the full moon rise just after dusk, and can’t get away from work to see a solar eclipse, head over to Olafur Eliasson’s mesmerizing exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Los Angeles. Titled “The speed of your attention,” the four-gallery delight will put you in mind...
3 weeks ago
This November, it’s time for self-reflection and a willingness to learn from the past. Venus is retrograde until the 16th, and on the 17th Mercury takes up the retrograde. The planet of communications will remain rogue until December 6th, making clear communication something you have to work for. The full moon on the 23rd is likely to kick up some pretty heated feelings, so make sure that if you take up arms, you’re fighting for something.
3 weeks ago
Nearly 550 light-years away lies the Ghost Nebula, which haunts the constellation Cassiopeia like a shadow.  Named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology, the constellation Cassiopeia forms a highly-recognizable 'W' in the sky, with gigantic star Gamma Cassiopeiae marking the central point. Radiation from the nearby Gamma Cassiopeiae is causing the nebula to dissipate, NASA said in a statement. The Hubble Telescope captured new photos of the Ghost Nebula.Image: esa/nasa Hubble telescopeIn a new Hubble Space Telescope photo of the Ghost Nebula, you can see the bright contrast of dust and ionized gases, typically helium and hydrogen, against the lightless void of space.  Nebulas like the Ghost Nebula can be formed one of two ways.  They can either form from the remnants of the explosion of a dying star. Or they can form in regions where new stars are born, according to NASA.  An image from the Hubble Telescope of the nebulous area surrounding Gamma Cassiopeiae.Image: Esa/...
4 weeks ago
Skywatchers are in for an experience that’s literally out of this world: a full moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon, will take place on Wednesday. 
September 26th, 2018
Stargazers will have seen September's full moon earlier this week, which is dubbed the Harvest Moon and peaked at 03:52 in the morning on September 25. The first blue moon of the year was a spectacular sight, dubbed the 'super blue blood moon'. Falling on January 31, it was the product of three different phenomena: it was a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon. While many said it was the first to be seen in 152 years, other contested the fact, leading to a division among scientists. Stargazers were also treated to two full moons in March: as well as the first full moon on the night of March 1, we saw another full moon on March 31. As it was the second full moon of the month, it was a blue moon – the second of 2018. July saw the longest total eclipse of the 21st century, lasting from 8.49pm to 10.13pm in London. Making the phenomenon even more spectacular, Mars was at its closest point to Earth since 2003, meaning the Red Planet was close to maximum brightn...
April 8th, 2018
Russia celebrates Easter Today is Easter Sunday in Russia. We take a look at how this day is celebrated in the Christian Russian Orthodox tradition and examine how it is calculated. Today is a day of the celebration of the Rising of Christ (the Resurrection) but also a day of charity, giving to the poor, the needy and the orphanages. I would defy anyone to declare that the calculation of Easter is easy. It used to be based on the rough calculation of the Sunday in the week when the Jewish Week of Unleavened Bread (the Passover Week) occurred. In 325 it was decreed that Easter would fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring equinox. But...
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