21 March 2005

Vernal Equinox

Quote for the day:

"God is infinite, so His universe must be too. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity of worlds."
Giordana Bruno
Italian philosopher, astronomer/astrologer and occultist.
(1548 - 1600)

The Vernal Equinox arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere and the arrival of Spring. The weather has gone from Snow last nite to rain and warmer as the daylight lit up my little valley. Equal Day and Night have arrived, the sweetpeas are in the ground and the days are getting longer - Yippee!

The Full Moon on March 26th, 2005 is known by many names:
  1. The Worm Moon - The temperatures begin to warm and with the thawing of the earth the worm casts appear, announcing the return of the robins.
  2. The Full Crow Moon - Northern indigenous tribes say the cawing of the crows signals the end of winter.
  3. The Full Sap Moon - When the maple trees are tapped for their syrup.
  4. The Full Crust Moon - The snow cover is crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
  5. The Lenten Moon - To the early settlers and considered to be the last full Moon of Winter.

Dates and Times of Full Moons

Now off to teach myself more about blogging.

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