Astrology

“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”
Sep12

“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”

Fall is near!   Sun enters Libra Sept 22, 2022!                                                                  FULL MOON in Pisces, September 10, 2022    The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– has gone on another vacation and this one lasts from September 9th to October 2nd, 2022.  Mercury is Retrograde approximately 20% of the time.  I have moved into plod mode for this term, and...

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Fall Equinox Newsletter
Sep12

Fall Equinox Newsletter

Celebrate the Cycle of Life,   The Fall Equinox is the second of the three major harvest festivals. The Celtic name for it is Mabon: the season of storing food and preserving nature’s bounty for the coming winter months. This year it will be on September 22nd at 6:04 pm PDT just as the sun enters Libra, the sign of the balancing scales. The term Equinox refers to this balance of day and night. Fall is the time of plants shedding...

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Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power
Sep01

Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power

Incredible new images of the spectacular Phantom Galaxy, M74, showcase the power of space observatories working together in multiple wavelengths. In this case, data from the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope complement each other to provide a comprehensive view of the galaxy. The Phantom Galaxy is located approximately 32 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces. It lies almost face-on to...

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Countdown begins for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission and maiden flight of SLS megarocket
Sep01

Countdown begins for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission and maiden flight of SLS megarocket

Lightning strikes one of three 600-foot towers protecting launch complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center where NASA’s new SLS moon rocket stands poised for launch Monday at 8:33 a.m. EDT.SPACEFLIGHTNOW.COM Countdown clocks began ticking Saturday for the maiden launch of NASA new Space Launch System rocket Monday on a long-awaited mission to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule around the moon and back. Charlie...

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The last supermoon of the year ‘sturgeon moon’ is here
Aug11

The last supermoon of the year ‘sturgeon moon’ is here

SUPER MOON on 8-11-2022 rising over Durango Colorado at 1:30 am Photo by Sam Rose People across the world will be able to view the last supermoon of the year on Thursday and Friday. A “sturgeon moon,” as it is referred to in August, occurs when the moon is at its fullest during a time when it is also closest to the Earth, making it appear larger and brighter in the sky. Keep it here for images and updates. If you...

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Comet NEOWISE
Jul18

Comet NEOWISE

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) photographed from Germany on July 14, 2020 Discovery Discovered by NEOWISE Discovery date March 27, 2020[1] Orbital characteristics A Epoch 2458953.5 (April 14, 2020) Observation arc 113 days Number of observations 376 Orbit type Long period comet Aphelion 538 AU (inbound) 710 AU (outbound) Perihelion 0.29478 AU...

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month
Jul18

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) It’s visible to the naked eye in dark skies! The early reviews are in: Comet NEOWISE is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for...

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Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder
Jul18

Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Comet Neowise is going prime time, moving into the evening sky. You’ll be able to see it with the naked eye in metro Denver and Boulder.   Comet Neowise is zooming around the planet, and you’ll be able to see...

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Shadow of Jupiter’s largest moon looms in magnificent new Juno photo
Apr28

Shadow of Jupiter’s largest moon looms in magnificent new Juno photo

NASA’s Juno spacecraft imaged Jupiter and Ganymede during the mission’s 40th close pass by the giant planet on Feb. 25, 2022. (Image credit: Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS Image processing by Thomas Thomopoulos © CC BY­­) Giant Jupiter and the shadow of its biggest moon, Ganymede, dominate the view in this latest image from the system based on a NASA spacecraft’s data. NASA’s Juno mission whizzed close...

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Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight
Jan23

Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight

The first full moon of 2022 rises tonight (Jan. 17) alongside the Martin Luther King holiday in the United States and you can expect a dazzling (if chilly) view of Earth’s neighbor, weather permitting. The January full moon, also known as the full Wolf Moon, reaches its peak tonight at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT). However, skywatchers will begin to see the moon rise about 24 minutes before sunset. For New York City observers, the...

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Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You
Jan23

Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You

I was interviewed for Reader’s Digest magazine. And yes, I did launch my business in a Tiger year. Join me for my Tiger talk on Jan 9 2022 at 2 pm PST. Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You Taylor MarkarianUpdated: Dec. 22, 2021 RD.COM Some Chinese zodiac signs will benefit greatly from taking risks in 2022’s year of the Water Tiger—others won’t. It was a Tiger year when Susan Levitt decided to make the...

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What existed before the Big Bang?
Jan08

What existed before the Big Bang?

  How our Universe was born from nothing or if there was something that existed before it remains a mystery, but that is not stopping some physicists from trying to figure it out. My understanding is that nothing comes from nothing. For something to exist, there must be material or a component available, and for them to be available, there must be something else available. Where did the material come from that created the Big...

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Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower
Oct25

Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower

    The Next Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon; the Travel, Dying Grass, Sanguine, or Blood Moon; Shared Purnima; Pavarana; the full Moon of the Thadingyut Festival of Lights, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, and the Boun Suang Huea or the Boat Racing Festival; and the Lucy Moon. The next full Moon will be on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 10:57 a.m. EDT. This...

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FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021
Oct25

FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021

  October’s full Moon appears on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Learn how the Hunter’s Moon got its name—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best Days by the Moon, folklore, and more! WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021 The Hunter’s Moon will reach peak illumination at 10:57 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 20. It will be below the horizon at this time, so we’ll have to wait until sunset to watch it take its place in the sky....

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How many stars are in the universe?
Oct05

How many stars are in the universe?

    Look up at the sky on a clear night, and you’ll see thousands of stars – about 6,000 or so. But that’s only a tiny fraction of all the stars out there. The rest are too far away for us to see them. The universe, galaxies, stars Yet astronomers like me have figured out how to estimate the total number of stars in the universe, which is everything that exists. Scattered throughout the universe are galaxies – clusters of...

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When to See the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ the Last Supermoon of 2021
Jun24

When to See the ‘Strawberry Moon,’ the Last Supermoon of 2021

The last supermoon of 2021—the Strawberry Moon—is poised to light up skies later this week.   Photo: Kresimir Rajakovic (Shutterstock) If you’re an avid stargazer, June alone has been a crowded month in an otherwise busy year of celestial events. A solar eclipse, a planetary conjunction, and an asteroid careening within a reasonably close distance of the planet have added a nice bit of cosmic intrigue as the days get warmer and...

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MERCURY is slipping RETROGRADE!
Jan28

MERCURY is slipping RETROGRADE!

MERCURY is slipping RETROGRADE!    The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– will go on another vacation and this one from 8:52 am, Jan 30th to 5:52 pm Feb 20th, 2021 It is time to move into plod mode and stay that way.  It takes perseverance but you can do it! We can do it!!  We can get through this! As author Al Manning DD, C.P.A. would say, “This too shall pass.” Actually, Mercury...

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2021’s First ‘Wolf Moon’
Jan28

2021’s First ‘Wolf Moon’

2021’s First ‘Wolf Moon’ Is Coming — Here’s How and Where to Watch The full moon reaches its peak on Thursday, Jan. 28 The first full Moon of 2021 is just days away! On Thursday, Jan. 28, the “Wolf Moon” will reach its peak, taking over the night sky as the highest full Moon of the year, according to Forbes. Per The Old Famer’s Almanac, the January full Moon was named the “Wolf Moon” because...

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You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend
Jan09

You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend

You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend On Jan. 10, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury will all be visible in the night sky in a triangular formation. This alignment is called a “triple conjunction,” according to Good News Network, and it will be visible for most of us will just a good set of binoculars. A “conjunction” of planets is when two or planets align in the night sky from Earth’s perspective, and because all...

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December 21st Rare Christmas Star
Dec16

December 21st Rare Christmas Star

3 Reasons the ‘Christmas Star’ of 2020 Is Bringing So Much Hope Hope Bolinger Contributing Writer As Christians, we may have heard a great deal about the star of David that appeared during the birth of Jesus. But did you know that a certain astronomical phenomenon involving stars will occur in late December of 2020? That’s right. The planets Saturn and Jupiter will align on December 21 and will form a “Christmas star”...

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