Archive for April 2012
It’s a cosmic weekend everyone!
Space Weather News for April 21, 2012
LYRID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend on the night of April 21-22 when Earth passes through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher. Usually the shower is mild (10-20 meteors per hour) but unmapped filaments of dust in the comet’s tail sometimes trigger outbursts ten times stronger.
This year’s peak coincides with a new Moon, so lunar interference will not be a problem. The promise of a good display has prompted NASA to plan an unusual 3D meteor photography experiment combining observations from the ground, a research balloon, and the International Space Station.
More information, observing tips, and live audio from a meteor radar are available on today’s edition of http://SpaceWeather.com
As yes, the Dark of the Moon is a great time for sky watching for the New Moon on April 21, 2012 perfects at 3:18 am EDT at 1 Taurus 35…’2Tau’ = “An Electrical Storm” so wherever you are there may be Uranian bolts lighting up the clouds!
You’ll find New Moon info and Political Astrology, too, at Stars Over Washington if you so wish:
The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones
Today the long seige of a retrograde Mars ends as the planet of action, energy, and motivation begins a forward march. So if I were you (and I’m not last time I checked) I’d take some pertinent advice from my friend astrologer Julie Demboski on the matter!
Plus, if you’re not totally fed up with Politics, you may wish to visit my Political Astrology blog for a few astro-notes on the Mars Station Direct @ 3Vir40 in relation to Washington DC, my former place of residence. (Or maybe not. Wouldn’t blame you for being fed up with the varmints who now infest the land.)
While there be sure to scroll a smidgeon down Stars Over Washington’s sidebar for two considerations of the Astrology of DNC 2012 and RNC 2012 for that time draws near and more astro-notes will be forthcoming…
Either way, I hope today’s ‘Friday the 13th’ is going well for you and that all your ducks are lining up in neat rows, ready and eager to waddle forward!
Just when I think astrologer John Townley can’t impress me very much more he publishes an excellent article concerning the three outer planets and the Astrology of the sinking of the Titanic.
Hold onto your necklace and check out Titanic Skies: http://www.astrococktail.com/Titanicskies.html