Freebase Lunar Phases On this Page: Lunar Phases: Overview Lunar Phases in the Natal Chart: Interpretations Lunar Phases: Overview The two most fundamental energies in our birth chart are the Sun and the Moon. Each night a different amount of light is given off by the Moon according to its changing relationship with the Sun. One way to describe these phases is to use the analogy of the plant. At the New Moon the seed is in the ground preparing for germination. In the early degrees of the Crescent Phase, the sprout is drawn up from the earth by the initial impulses of light. When the First Quarter comes about, the plant has passed the initial stages of survival and is now sending down roots. During the Gibbous Phase the plant is focusing on the reason for its existence. The phase of the Full Moon is the completion. The Disseminating phase is the harvest. By the time the Third Quarter comes around, the harvest is over, the abundance has been shared and what is left in the fields begins to decompose.
World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.
Weather Almanac Astronomy Picture of the Day Main Page - KeyWiki BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more Lunar Cycle Thousands of years of observation have shown that lunar rhythms affect us all, collectively and personally, instinctually and unconsciously. From the earliest simple etchings of moon phases on sticks, humanity has found ways to identify measure and predict the timing of events based on the cycles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Modern calendars, the tools we use for synchronizing our activities with the rest of the world, continue to be calculated using a soli-lunar formula. Although lunar phases are known to dictate the movement of tides; the growth of plants; and the breeding habits of domesticated animals, fish, and game; we have become so out of touch with nature that few of us even notice the moon unless it’s dramatically full. This has been true in astrological circles, as well, where the moon’s cycle is generally considered too fast and thus too short term to offer meaningful information. And well it should be. The New phase is Active and Spontaneous.