Tuesday, 20 December, 2011
Tuesday, 28 December, 2010
Dimitre Lima’s awesome lunar calendar with dates of the Moon’s various phases for 2011… more of a work of art than a calendar though.
Friday, 1 October, 2010
I’m not sure if our emotions and moods are tied to lunar cycles, but the Moonwatch, which displays the time and phases of the Moon, is one very slick timepiece…
Moonwatch has been designed to establish a relationship between the moon cycle and a person’s emotional states. It’s a new concept of time based on nature which invites people to reflect upon and gain a closer understanding of their mood and daily life on earth.
Wednesday, 23 December, 2009
The article that told me I was wrong about what “blue moon” means (and hilariously refers to that definition as “trendy”) explains that the “two full moons in a month” definition is due to a misreading of the Maine Farmers’ Almanac: the real Blue Moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why the third? The first full moon of the season is particularly significant; e.g., the Easter moon. The moons before and after have names as well – the Lent Moon precedes the Easter Moon, whether it’s the third or fourth moon of the winter – so the third moon of four is the extra one. By this definition, 2009 does not have a blue moon, since the full moon on December 31st is after the solstice and belongs to next year’s winter.