Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Magic Circles

I found these online and found them very interesting.I would so love to learn more about them.I feel they're advanced in nature but I know I am ready to learn more.

 My page is getting likes a little here and there,I am happy to welcome them all but I still wish they added and talked more on the wall.I just became admin to yet another group but I am happy and honored to be given such a title.The group is called The Inner Circle and a new friend owns it.Her and I got to talking today and that is when she asked me to admin.When I did a search for a new cover pic for her group I found these neat and interesting items I am posting here.
 I love the moon and sun within the many circles and shapes and I also see symbols.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

by Borgna Brunner and Anne Marie Imbornoni
Blue Moon

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Although the full moon that you'll see on Aug. 31, 2012, will look like an ordinary full moon, it was actually a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

What is a Blue Moon?

There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). The full Moon on Aug. 31, 2012, will be this type of blue moon; it will be the second full moon in one month.

The Other Kind of Blue Moon

The older definition, which is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac, states that the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.
Some years have an extra full moon—13 instead of 12. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a 13th moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only 12 moons. By identifying the extra, 13th moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.
For more background information on the controversy over the two definitions of blue moon, see the Sky and Telescope article, "What's a Blue Moon?" In it they explain how the two different definitions of a blue moon came about—including their own role in introducing the second, modern definition.

A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon

Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?

Over the next 20 years there will be about 15 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2011, 2014, and 2017.
The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on December 31, 2009. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.
The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occurred in May 2008 and will again on Nov. 21, 2010. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

Twice in a Blue Moon

The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.
The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-19-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

Once in a Blue Moon

"Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:
If they say the moon is blue,
We must believe that it is true.
Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.
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Friday, August 10, 2012


I love dragons and as I wonder through my past childhood items and I know its been some time now.I found a work like book from my young years and a dragon paper macha from my high school years.Now I want even more items in my years to come.My wonderful man introduced me to the books from ology (http://www.ologyworld.com/) world and I ordered the dragonology books.They are soooo very cool and I wished I knew of them sooner,I want more of the set however and now with a job it can happen.I used to collect dolphins as I love them so but have so many I thought to slow it down.I found this dragon lessons on two different sites,the first I wished I kept the link to it but still have the info.As for the second I have and have also shared the link with my facebook friends.I am also in a dragonic group on a website but not much is going on,but then I can't even log on to look.The web site is awesome however and here is the link to share and keep and also the one of facebook.