Month 12 Year 8~XIV

21 November 2008

last Month of the Year ~ 208 Weeks until 2012.

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Here’s looking forward to the Year shedding it’s skin to begin again.

Month 11 Day 4 coincides with the New Moon that begins Lunation 0 for the upcoming Year 9~XIX.

Day 27, the last Friday of the Year bears 9~XIX, the same as that for the upcoming Year.  The numbers progress from 1~13, and the glyphs between IV, IX, XIV, X.


The Sun’s Days

28 April 2007

Another  rising & falling, linear & radial life cycle.


the life of the sun
courtesy of
wikimedia commons


Aligning the I-Ching with the Lunation of the Moon, Sunspot Cycles & Precession of the Equinoxes

4 March 2007

Cycles of 384, 64 and 13.

for the purposes of numerology in the exercise below
a Lunation takes 29.53 Days measured from the New Moon
a minor Sunspot Cycle takes approximately 11.2 Years measured from the minimum number of sunspots.
a Day’s a day and a Year’s a year.

Using the mathematical equation:

6 x 64 = 384 Days

* where 6 = the lines of the I-Ching hexagram
* where 64 = the number of hexagrams represented by the I-Ching
* where 384 = both the number of lines represented by the I-Ching, and the number of Days in 13 Lunations

6 x 64 x 64 = 24 576 Days
= 13 x 64 Lunations
= 6 minor Sunspot Cycle
(~ 67 Years 104.25 Days)

6 x 64 x 64 x 64 = 1 572 864 Days
= 13 x 64 x 64 Lunations
= 6 x 64 = 384 minor Sunspot Cycles = 13 ???
(~4 306 Years)

6 x 64 x 64 x 64 x 6 = 9 437 184 Days
= 13 x 64 x 64 x 6 = 384 x 64 x 13 Lunations
= 384 x 64 minor Sunspot Cycles
= 1 Precession of the Equinoxes
(~25, 836 Years)

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Sunspot Links
from the National  Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
NOAA Satellite and Information Service
list of ancient sunspot observations from 165 BC to 1684 AD
the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC)

from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
solar physics
the sun in time
solar cycle prediction
space weather
sunspot numbers

Moon Cycle

Tracing the Moon through History
Fourmilab’s Calendar conversion page

Chinese Calendar from Julian Date 758 325
Wednesday March 8 2637 BCE (Julian Proleptic Calendar)

Hebrew Calendar from Julian Date 347 997
Monday October 7 3761 BCE (Julian Proleptic Calendar)

Islamic Calendar from Julian Date 1 948 436
Tuesday July 16, 622 CE (Gregorian Calendar)

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Other links of interest:

NASA’s Calendar Page
The Moon and Ancient Calendars
Martindale’s Calculators on-Line Center – Astrophysics, astronomy & space science

World’s Oldest Solar Eclipse on Record – 3340 BC
“The Irish Neolithics used a 4044.5 day lunar eclipse cycle which is broken up into 365 days x 11 years + 29.5 days (synodic lunar month). This is also similar to a Tritos/Nova Lunation combination of one Tritos cycle of 3986.63 days and two nova lunations of 29.53 days each, yielding a total of 4045.69 days”


Analemma

22 December 2006

Thought du Jour.

Analemma – the figure 8 formed when the Sun’s position is recorded at the same time on fixed days of the year.


Annual Daylight and the I Ching

13 September 2006

Calendar Reform: embracing the Abyss

Using the ratio of daylight to night, the following was constructed
(from outside inwards)

365 days
– represented by circles as dark as the night is long
– the bottom represents the Winter Solstice, the top the Summer Solstice
– as the circle symmetrical, it can be followed either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

see here for Gregorian Calendar dates mapped to this arrangement of 13 months.

64 hexagrams
– of the I-Ching
– Hexagram 1 Ch’ien: the Creative at the top
– Hexagram 2 Ku’un: the Receptive at the bottom

13 months
– 28 days or 4 weeks of 7 days
– Winter Solstice as the abysmal day
– symmetrical either clockwise or counterclockwise

8 Trigrams – according to King Wan
– the Abysmal, Water, at the bottom
– inner world arrangement

8 Trigrams – according to Fu-Hsi
– reflects the arrangement of the 64 hexagrams
– primal arrangement

5 Elements
– Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water
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For more on the I-Ching and Time, see also:
I-Ching & Celestial Cycles
I-Ching Mandala
Trigrams and metrical language
Basic Binary Patterns


13 months by daylight

13 September 2006

Reform Calendar: The rhythm of the year

The annual rhythm of the Synaptic Calendar as represented by the relative amount of daylight (as calculated for 49° 13′ North Latitude). The specifics will vary with the relative distance from the equator.

49° 13′ South Latitude could observe the same daylight, as measured from their Longest Night, on the Summer Solstice.


Sunspot Cycles.

4 September 2006

Calendar Reform – do sunspots have a place on the calendar?

Sunspot Cycle 24 began on August 25th with the appearance of Sunspot 905. It is expected to be intense, and to peak in 2011-2012.

Spaceweather tracks current number of sunspots, as well as Solar Wind velocity and density.

Solar Max describes the Sun’s activity in more detail, with many links.\

Magnetic Cycle  and NASA’s Solar Physics site are helpful.

– Synaptic Date (d/m/y/20) – Thursday 4.9.(7).(0)
– chronological — 2300 days until implementation