Year 2 Lunation 3

20 March 2015

Y2-L3

What an interesting year. The solstice falls on the first day of the calendar year as well as the new moon, and here we have the equinox on the new moon again, as well as the Hindu lunar new year. I’m using the Kali Yuga numbering – so we’re 5116 years into the 432,000 year period of strife and general ickiness.


Year 2 Northward Equinox

20 March 2015

All days are not created equal, especially the Equinox.

Year-1---wheel-of-the-year

It is a little-known fact that the two Equinoxes (Equinoctes?) are not days where the day and nights are of equal length (feel betrayed? Equinox means “equal night” but it’s totally bogus. Worse than real estate exaggerations.)

Canadian archaeologist Gordon Freeman brought this to my attention (and he calls the days where days and nights are in fact equal “Equalnights” to distinguish them from equinoxes.

Dates of Equalnights*

Latitude

 

North

South

3

5

10

20

About Feb 3-9

Feb 25-26

Mar 7-8

Mar 13-14

About Nov 4-10

Oct 17-18

Oct 5-6

Sept 29-30

About Apr 30-May 6

Apr 14-15

Mar 31-Apr 1

Mar 26-27

About Aug 9-12

Aug 28-29

Sept 10-11

Sept 16-17

30

40

50

15-16

16-17

17-18

26-27

25-26

25-26

23-24

23-24

22-23

18-9

19-20

19-20

60

80

17-18

17-18

24-25

24-25

22-23

22-23

19-20

20-21

90

Sun rises abut Mar 18, sets about Sept 24

Sun rises about Sept 20, sets about Mar 22

*Calculated for 0° longitude, A.D. 2000. SZM: March 20, Sept 22. Solstice: June 21, Dec 21


Year 2 Month 3

16 March 2015

Y2M3


Year 2 Neptune 3

26 February 2015

 

Unlike Mercury and Venus, the superior planets (those outside of Earth’s orbit) don’t pass between Earth and the Sun. In keeping with the Abyss as a starting point, I suggest conjunction, as the planet is invisible behind the sun), and the brightest point, Opposition, mimics the full moon in a sense.

this begins a 367-day cycle for Neptune.


AuMaiZin Stacks

19 February 2015

layers of polenta, roasted vegetables, and tomato sauce

5 c. polenta
3 c. tomato sauce
1 eggplant, sliced crosswise
1 zucchini, sliced crosswise
1 red pepper, sliced into strips
oil for roasting

feta cheese if you want

1. make polenta according to this recipe. pour into 4 ramekins. cool in the refrigerator.
2. coat the vegetables with oil. use extra on the eggplant. roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning halfway. it might take longer.
3. remove the poleta from the ramekins. slice crosswise into 3 pieces.
4. make 4 stacks: polenta, red pepper & eggplant, sauce, polenta, zucchini & eggplant, sauce, polenta, sauce.
5. bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
6. serve with a salad or some other appropriate accompaniment.

NOTE: I’ve also done this like a lasagna. pour the polenta onto two greased cookie sheets in thin layers. cut into layers, and then pile it up like a lasagna. You’ll likely need more vegetables to do it this way.


Year 2 Lunation 2

18 February 2015

Y2-L2

Yes, indeed, the letters in bold do represent a new year on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Kung Hei Fat Choy. Apparently, it’s the year of the wood goat (乙未年). Not sure what that means, but it sounds very stubborn.


Year 2 Month 2

16 February 2015

Y2M2


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