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