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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is causing the giant halo around the moon tonight?
    It's January 21, 2013 at this moment and there is a giant halo around the moon and I also kno Jupiter is orbiting the moon as well there is a white speck by the moon and that is Jupiter but I'm still curious about what the halo is about

    • ANSWER:
      It's caused by moonlight reflecting off of ice crystals in the Earth's atmosphere.

      Jupiter does not orbit the Moon. Jupiter is a planet. Like all planets in our solar system, it orbits the Sun. Jupiter may appear to be near the Moon in the sky, but it is actually millions of miles away.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know when they might start filming New Moon the sequel for Twilight?
    I love Twilight!!!! and I really want to c how they will do on New Moon.

    • ANSWER:
      According to Kristen Stewart, they are supposed to start filming in March 2009.

      According to IMDb, New Moon is scheduled to come out in 2010. And according to movies.com, the release date is January 1, 2010.

      Back to IMDb, if they do Eclipse, it is supposed to come out in 2012. And then Breaking Dawn in 2013. I know that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (and I think a few other characters) are signed on for three movies, leaving Breaking Dawn out. But you can not make Eclipse without Breaking Dawn. However, Stephenie Meyer stated that it might be impossible to make Breaking Dawn into a movie and if it would be, it should be made into two movies.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why was the moon out last night and tonight, my calender said it was a new moon?
    So it wasnt supposed to be out december 19 which is tonight. My calender says- 13 new moon starts and on the 20th we get the first quater except last night there was an eclipse and tonight its half a moon as well as last night except the eclipse happend last night. So whats going on and is this normal? It is creeping me out.
    oh calender must be wrong scared me, thought the world was ending.

    • ANSWER:
      new moon dec 13
      first quarter (that's a HALF moon) 19th
      full moon 28th
      third quarter (a half moon) January 4th (2013)

      No, there wasn't an eclipse last night. There was a penumbral lunar eclipse Nov 28, and a solar eclipse Nov 13....

  4. QUESTION:
    When is the best time to book flight to Thailand Phuket?
    When is the best time to book a good deal to depart from London airport to Phuket (preferably direct flight). Plus what price am I expecting to pay the cheapest because ATM is £659.

    I'm looking to go away for 7-10nights from the 10th of January 2013 for my 30th birthday (actual bday is the 13th)

    I will be travelling other islands like phi phi etc.. When is full moon party and best for this?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      There's no best time. Flight prices fluctuate all the time. Sometimes booking months and months in advance gets you a good deal other time you can find a bargain 2 months before, it's pot luck.

      £650 is about standard price. I've flew from UK to Thailand a few times, cheapest return flight I've got was £477 with Emirates and another time I had to pay £650 just for one way with BA because it was last minute.

      Full Moon Party is probably better if you're closer to 18 than 30. It's nothing more than a big piss up on a beach with a load of teenagers and western pop music. FMP is on Ko Pah Ngan and not Phi Phi though.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know what Gary Barlow's setlist is for his 2012 tour?
    I might be going to Gary Barlow's concert in january 2013 and i want to know the setlist. Does anybody know the setlist that was performed from his concerts from last week?

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go. A good setlist in my opinion. :)

      "Greatest Day"
      "Reach Out"
      "Open Road"
      "A Million Love Songs"
      "Pray"
      "Forever Autumn
      "Like I Never Loved You At All"
      "I'd Wait for Life"
      "Love Ain't Here Anymore"
      "Lie to Me"
      "Why Can't I Wake Up with You"
      "Forever Love"
      Big Band Medley (feat. Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, Moon Dance)
      "Sing"
      "Sunday to Saturday"
      "Wasting My Time"
      "Everything Changes"
      "The Flood"
      "Patience"
      "Back for Good"
      "Candy"
      "Shine"
      "Rule the World"
      "Never Forget"

  6. QUESTION:
    When Is the next lunar and solar eclipse going to be seen in western new york?
    I live in Jamestown NY. I wanted to know when there will be a lunar and solar eclipse visible where i live?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a list of the next ten eclipses that can be witnessed in Jamestown NY:
      1. 3 November 2013: Hybrid eclipse the end of which might be seen shortly after sunrise. Despite the eclipse being at 12% when the sun rises, hardly any part of the eclipse might be visible due to the sun's low altitude.
      2. 14/15 April 2014: Total lunar eclipse that will start shortly before midnight.
      3. 8 October 2014: Total lunar eclipse before dawn. Despite the moon setting shortly after the end of the total phase, it might disappear in the western horizon at the maximum point of such phase.
      4. 23 October 2014: Partial solar eclipse the very start of which will be seen shortly before sunset. Despite the sun setting at eclipse of 28%, the actual maximum eclipse that may be visible may not exceed 6%.
      5. 4 April 2015: Total lunar eclipse the start of which will be seen shortly before sunrise even before reaching the total phase.
      6. 27 September 2015: Total lunar eclipse that will be seen at a convenient time of the night.
      7. 21 August 2017: Total solar eclipse that will be seen as partial eclipse around midday. Maximum eclipse observed will be around 75%.
      8. 31 January 2018: Total lunar eclipse the start of which will be seen shortly before sunrise even before reaching the total phase.
      9. 20/21 January 2019: Total lunar eclipse that will be seen around midnight.
      10. 26 May 2021: Total lunar eclipse that will start immediately before moon setting at around sunrise. Due to the low altitude of the moon in the western horizon, this eclipse will hardly be seen.

  7. QUESTION:
    Did Nostradamus have any predictions that might relate to the current economic crisis?
    Of course it's all clear in hindsight, but I just wondered if anyone knew of anything that might relate.

    • ANSWER:
      Did Nostradamus predict anything folks say he did? That right there is the real question. Do I believe he made predictions? Yes. But his predictions were properly vague so as to be interperted any number of ways. There is absolutely no proof any of the interpertations are true despite what people claim. This is due to the fact that they can be interperted in any number of ways and there is always going to be some disagreement as to what is the correct interpertation.

      In the 2000 edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac they had an article on how to become a prophet in six steps. Using this article, I've used this example this year.

      "In the eighth year the favorite shall win the race."

      What does this mean and how do the six steps pertain to it? Well, first let's look at the steps.

      1. "Predict the Past." Basically, if it's happened in the past it's likely to happen again. Things like wars, famines, presidential elections, horse races, marathons, assassinations, major companies merging, medical discoveries, etc. have all happened in the past and can all happen in the future.

      In my example the element from the past is a race. It could be a presidential race, a horse race, an Olympic race, a race for best picture, etc. But all that is known is that it's a race. Which bring's up step two.

      2. "Avoid Specifics." You want your predictions to be open to interpertaion, so never say exactly what is to happen and when. Think about as we were approaching the year 2000 and the number of folks who were predicting that at midnight on January 1, 2000 all modern electronics were going to crash, essentially sending us back to something resembleing the stone age to us. And yet absolutely nothing happened.

      In my example the most specific you get is that there will be a race in an eighth year that will be won by the favorite. But when is the eighth year? 2008? 2018? 3008? 3018? Or maybe 2013 starting the counting in 2005? There's no clue when exactly the eighth year is. Also the favorite isn't named and depends as much on the race. What is the race? Oscars? Kentucky Derby? Tour de France? American League Penant Race? Presidential Race? The specifics themselves are not specific enough for me to worry. This leads in to step five.

      3. "Predict the Obvious." Pretty much similar to the first step. And can help you choose things from the past to use for making your prediction. The example used in the Almanac is the moon turning the color of blood. We do on occassion see a blood red moon, so it's obvious that since that's happened in the past it can happen again.

      In my example the prediction of the obvious is the eighth year and a race. There's always an eighting year, as discussed above. And when was the last time that there wasn't some kind of race somewhere in the word.

      4. "Leave Home." No, this doesn't mean physically leaving home. Basically, don't go running to your family, friends, and neighbors as yourself making a prediction. Claiming you're someone else from far away can make you more mysterious and have folks more likely to take you seriously if they don't know you. Around your family, friends, and neighbors you can claim you heard it from your alter ego, just as long as they never learn that alter ego.

      This is one of the six steps I don't worry about in my example because thanks to the net folks reading it don't know who I am or where exactly I live. They may well figure out my country of origin, but I've effectively "left home" by posting on the net.

      5. "Leave Youself an Out." Again, avoid being too specific. You don't want people to say "Hey, you said this will happen and it didn't happen." Remember the Y2K example I used on step two? There was no out for those who said it would happen, but for the few who said it might happen the out was "I never said it would happen, just that it could." But more than that you want to be able to say "Are you sure this is when I meant it would happen?"

      In my example, my out is the eighth year and the race. Again, when exactly is the eighth year. I never mentioned so my out is that the eighth year has not happened yet. And again, what race am I refering to? Because there are so many different types of races my out could be any one of them.

      6. "Predict Intresting Stuff." People are more likely to pay attention to predictions of stuff their interested in. So make a prediction of something folks are going to be interested in an they'd pay it attention and quite likely pass it along.

      In my prediction I chose a race and the favorite in the race winning it. No matter the type of race you're talking about there's always going to be plenty of folks interested in it. And folks want to know if the favorite will indeed win the race or if they wil be upset in their attempt.

      Now take a step back and look at Nostradamus's predictions in the light of these steps. You'll find that he delibertly left things open to interpertation and was often poetic in what he wrote. Folks have said he predicted a giant bird crashing into a building as proof he predicted 9/11. But isn't it possible that was also proof of July 28, 1945 when a B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building? Things are open to interpertation, and it's often after a specific event that things are interperted to be linked to that event.

  8. QUESTION:
    What do you guys know about the dark water dragon?
    It is now the year of the Dragon and this is the dragon that it is the year of specifically.

    • ANSWER:
      the year of the Yang Water Dragon, brings many possibilities for good fortune.
      In Chinese element theory, water produces wood, which signifies growth and is the natural element of the dragon. The dragon governs east/southeast, wealth accumulation & the hours of 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Associated with thunder, lightning and arousal, the Water Dragon personifies creativity at its best.

      Water Dragons occur every 60 years, so we have had Yang Water Dragons in 1952, 1892, 1832, 1772, 1712, 1652, 1592, etc. Too, the future holds more Water Dragons in the years beyond 2012, in 2072, 2132, 2192, 2252, etc.

      In 2012 the Yang Water Dragon Year starts January 23, 2012 and ends February 9, 2013. The energetic high point of the year is the dragon moon, which is from May 20 to June 18 (new moon is May 20, full moon is June 4 and dragon moon is over June 18. June 19 begins the snake moon, which will set up the energy for the following year, 2013, year of the yin water snake.)

      Embrace the upcoming 2012 Year of the Water Dragon! Also makes great gifts for people who are Water Dragons (born either between 1/27/1952 – 2/23/1953 OR between 1/23/2012 – 2/9/2013.) There’s even something for the Water Dragon babies of 2012/2013.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do Capricorns have a renew an old relationship in 2013?
    The question says it all. Please only serious answers needed here... If you don't believe in astrology then save your words, it's not going to do its charm on me. Only serious astrologers needed here.

    • ANSWER:
      Can you expand on that? You spent a lot of words discouraging non-astrologers, but not a lot explaining what you mean by "have a renew an old relationship?" I'm not sure if I'm interpreting you right ... but perhaps you're wondering if there's some cosmic influence suggesting the renewal of an old relationship this year? That could be suggested by Venus going retrograde in Capricorn (or even Mercury, as people tend to reach out and communicate from the past when this happens). And yes -- it does -- on December 21st, 2012 Venus does turn retrograde in Cap.

      While one of the possible manifestations of Venus Rx is the renewal of an old relationship, it could mean re-visiting old wounds from a past relationship -- processing a break-up or something unpleasant which happened for healing and transmutation. If you're past is pretty clear of old karma (you're one of those lucky people), it could just be a turning inward -- a time to cultivate the relationship within so as to attract on which is more authentically you. There are really no hard-fast predictions and certainly not all Caps will run back into an old lover's arms at the end of the year but it's possible.

      Perhaps more importantly, Pluto (planet-oid of transformation) is in the sign Capricorn plunging a lot of this earthy, serious bunch into a time of emotional purging and re-birth. You (or your Cap friends or really anyone who has Cap strongly represented in their chart) can look forward to the New Moon in Cap this week and Venus -- planet of love a beauty - going into Cap on January 9th. What you do with it is up to you ... take care.

  10. QUESTION:
    which carrier field will more suited to me according my horoscope ?How will be my future ? Dear astro please ?
    DoB- 30-January-1989
    Place- Andheri(Mumbai)
    Time-10:19:45 AM

    Dear astrologer,
    should i do Love Marriage please suggest me sir.

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of technical job is suitable for you, particularly communication engineering, or even in media field but technical connection is must.
      Your future is good. You have to do hard work to achieve professional success. Your professional success will be delayed as Saturn is in 10th House.
      For your moon sign Libra SADESATTI IS going on since 2009 till 2016. Also Saturn dasa is operating since 2007 to 2026(This period is not all that bad; except you will be forced to work hard).. So you have to work hard in professional field..After 2026 you will have golden period till 2043.

      Time till May 2013 is not good for you after that your situation will improve
      Perhaps your romantic involvement has gained momentum from June 2012 and will continue till May 2013; after that your attention will be shifted.

      Perhaps you sometimes under go spells of depression.
      Kind of emotional loss I can see. So take care
      Don't worry . God is blessing you. Take His name; He 'll take care of the rest.

  11. QUESTION:
    When is it going to be released "The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic" by Alan Moore?
    I actually don't have any idea if it's GOING to be released or if it's ALREADY released. I understand that Moore has been working on this book, but i'd like anyone to kind of explain to me all about this project.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In an interview on 13 January 2013, Moore described the book as "proceeding slowly" and said that only about 70 pages have been done so far.

      I don't know how long the book is intended to be but it doesn't sound as though it is going to be released any time soon.

  12. QUESTION:
    What did you intend to do on Hanuman Jayanti day ?
    When Hanuman jayanti will be celebrated by you? 11th January(New moon day) or 25th April,2013(full moon day)

    • ANSWER:
      Attending Hanuman Temple and worshipping.

  13. QUESTION:
    How often is the lunar eclipse?
    Like, how many years between them? When was the last one? What exactly is it? NOT SOLAR ECLISP, LUNAR!

    • ANSWER:
      There are always a minimum of two lunar eclipses a year. There can be as many as five.

      Depending on where you are, there may be one partial eclipse of the moon left this year. In Australia, you'd be able to see the tiniest nip out of the top of the moon's disc in the wee hours of New Year's morning, January 1, 2010. In Europe, this eclipse happens still in 2009, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

      Suppose you were in Perth, Western Australia. You'd see the nip appear at the top of the moon around 2:53 a.m. Western Standard Time on New Year's morning. It takes almost exactly one hour for the moon to ride through the edge of the earth's shadow, ending at 3:53 a.m. Note than on the Australian east coast, this means that with the time difference the sun rises before the eclipse even starts.

      Eclipses always occur in "seasons" which lie a bit less than 6 months apart. With a lunar eclipse on January 1, you'll see the next eclipse of the moon in the late evening of June 26, 2010 in Australia and east Asia, or the wee hours of the previous morning (night of June 25-26) in western North America.

      After that, a total eclipse of the moon happens the evening of December 21, 2010 in Australia, and in the small hours of December 21 in the Americas.

      After that, you have lunar eclipses June 16, 2011 (in eastern Australia) and the night of December 10-11 (in Australia). And so on. The last eclipse of 2012 will be November, so you can see that after starting in January 2010, the eclipse season moves back across the calendar more than a month over three years by late 2012.

      In some years you could get as many as five lunar eclipses. This will have happened thirty-three times in the five thousand years between 2000 BC and the year 3000. The next year with five lunar eclipses will be 2132.

      Here's another interesting tidbit. Total eclipses of the moon happen in families. The lunar eclipses on January 1 and June 26, 2010 are only partial eclipses. The next total eclipse of the moon is going to be the one December 21, 2010. This inaugurates a family of three total eclipses in a row, the last being December 11, 2011. Then come five straight partial and penumbral eclipses, all of the events in 2012 and 2013.
      The next total eclipse of the moon after 2011 doesn't come until April 2014.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the longitude of the moon?
    There may be no such thing but what is the longitude of the moon?

    • ANSWER:
      Longitude is a system of measuring east-west distances on a globe. Lines of longitude converge at the north and south poles. On Earth there is a central line of longitude called the Prime Meridian that runs through Greenwich, England (as well as other places, of course), and distances east and west of the PM are expressed in degrees.

      An object located above Earth's surface CAN be given a longitude, in the sense that a line drawn between that object and Earth's center would intersect Earth's surface at a particular longitude. But in the case of the Moon, its longitude is constantly changing. For one, Earth rotates on its axis once a day. Furthermore, the Moon makes a complete orbit around Earth in about a month. As a result of these two movements, an imaginary line running from Earth to Moon would sweep out great arcs across the surface of Earth, and its longitude would be anything but constant. In the course of a lunar orbit, the Moon could be found above every longitude on Earth (many times, in fact).

      Now if you want to know the Moon's longitude RIGHT NOW, that's easy:

      http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Earth/action?opt=-m&img=MoonTopo.evif

      As of right now (10:32 EST, 18 January 2013), the Moon is at 5º 27' E longitude. Of course if I check again in a few minutes, it will have changed its position relative to the surface of Earth.

      I hope that helps. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Washington Call your Dogs of War off Syria have you not learnt anything with Benghazi?
    UN /USA nothing but War Mongers for the Elite? Is Death & Destruction all you now have left to Export throughout our world?
    US should find the true Perpertrators of 9-11 not blame a race of people without any evidence?
    Time the world realise just what filth are behind these ongoing False Flags& Wars time not only to stop this Carnage but also bring back Laws of the land for all!
    USA/UN Destroyed Libya and now they wish to do the same inside Syria at what cost?
    USA/UN you cannot buy Loyalty from this scum you are Arming and Training?
    Al-CIAeda Criminals in Action should be Dissbanded thrown on the scrap heap!
    USA/Israel/UN do not want peace its bad for their Filthy war games?
    Let Syria decide whom they want ruling their Country what busines is it of CIAeda Hopefully Russia and possibly China will make a stand at what you are up too.
    Was the mess you have left behind in Iraq not enough Blood for you? 1.6 Million dead Muslims 100.000inside Libya and they call this Humanitarian Aid?

    UN Human Rights Report on Syria: Camouflage of US-NATO Sponsored Massacres
    by Truth11.com

    By Stephen Lendman

    Global Research, January 02, 2013

    Region: Middle East & North Africa

    Theme: Crimes against Humanity, United Nations, US NATO War Agenda

    On January 2, the UN News Center headlined “Data suggests death toll could be more than 60,000, says UN human rights office.”

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) commissioned the analysis. It covers the March 15, 2011 – November 30, 2012 period.

    It’s impossible to compile precise figures. Analysis depends on methodology and sources used. Bias corrupts findings.

    UN Human Rights Council High Commissioner Navi Pillay long ago fell from grace. Like Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, and Lakhdar Brahimi, she’s a reliable imperial partner.

    Her previous reports on Syria expressed one-sided anti-Assad sentiment. She part of the conspiracy to replace him with a pro-Western puppet.

    Whatever she reports is suspect. Credibility on Syria isn’t her long suit. She spurned her mandate. Instead of responsibly “strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights,” she defiled them in deference to Western interests.

    Throughout the conflict, she pointed fingers the wrong way. She ignored Western-sponsored massacres and other atrocities. She blames Assad, not foreign death squads.

    • ANSWER:
      The death toll in Syria - over 60,000 is horrific, but is dwarfed by the slaughter unleashed in Iraq by the US and Britain a decade ago.
      No one could deny that the Ba'ath regime in Syria has blood on it's hands, it would be unique in the region if it had not.
      But anyone who wants the current war of attrition to be superseded by a more inclusive democracy with respect for the national and religious minorities must accept that the first step is an end to military hostilities.
      Unlike in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, the western powers have been reluctant to commit their own overstretched armed forces to the conflict in Syria, preferring to subcontract operations to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and to the greatest degree Qatar.
      While Cameron and Hague, along with Obama and Hillary Clinton proclaim their backing for Syria's moderate, pro-democracy opposition, US weapons from Qatar are delivered to extremist Jihadist groups to whom democracy is an anathema.
      At the same time, US intelligence services claim, without a smidgen of evidence, that Damascus plans to use chemical weapons, prompting the US people to see the Syrian government as the sole problem.
      These Jihadist groups, composed mainly of non-Syrians, are intent on military victory as a prelude to recasting Syria as a theocracy in their own image, the gulf between their goals and the supposed principles for which western powers claim to stand is immense.
      Yet Britain, France and the US refuse to countenance using their influence to end arms trafficking to the Jihadist groups and to seek a UN-sponsored compromise solution in the interest of Syria's suffering people.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good non-political current event?
    I need to write an essay on a good current event that interests me. I would rather be different and not do a political current event. My interests are math, science, animals, sports, music, and reading. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      The sky at night may be of interest to you,there are two exciting events to happen this year. Two comets of huge interest are due one in March and another in December.
      Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) could be very bright in March, heading north and passing close to the Andromeda Galaxy in early April in the early morning sky.
      http://www.aerith.net/comet/catalog/2011L4/2011L4.html

      In November 2013, Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) could be an extremely bright object as it passes very close to the Sun.

      It could be a naked eye object for a couple of months.
      It is currently in Gemini, where it will stay for quite a while.
      It will then pass through Leo and Virgo by the middle of November 2013.
      At the end of November it will pass close to the Sun, then heads almost directly northwards.
      It passes not too far from M13 on the 21st of December.
      It will then pass a few degrees away from Polaris on the 7th of January.This comet should be of huge interest across the globe for it will be in vision for well over a month and some are now saying that this comet may shine as bright as the moon in the night sky.It was only discovered recently and will pass by earth at only 33 million miles ( if estimates are correct ).
      I have suggested these events to you as they are going to be two very interesting events,especially the one in December.On December 26th it will be so close to Earth it is expected the whole world will be hit by "falling stars".
      This would make a unique essay for you,I have already provided you with a link,just a little research on the net and you will really will have a topic that is science based and the event will be talked about all over the world come December.Whether you live in the USA or Australia or the UK this December's comet will be seen by all ( no doubt there will be a load of talk of the world ending),however it is coming and it will be VERY close to Earth.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can someone list all the episodes Belle has appeared in for Once Upon a Time?
    The official OUAT site only lists her in four episodes but I'm not sure if they're only counting episodes she's had a major role in. Can someone make a list of all the episodes Belle has been in, even if she's only been a background character? I'm trying to compile a list of all the outfits Emily de Ravin has worn as Belle because I love the way she dresses :)

    • ANSWER:
      Once Upon a Time" (15 episodes )
      1.Skin Deep (12 February 2012) - Belle
      2.Dreamy (4 March 2012) - Belle
      3.A Land Without Magic (13 May 2012) - Belle
      4.Broken (30 September 2012) - Belle
      5.We Are Both (7 October 2012) - Belle
      6.Lady of the Lake (14 October 2012) - Belle (credit only)
      7.The Crocodile (21 October 2012) - Belle
      8.The Doctor (28 October 2012) - Belle (credit only)
      9.Tallahassee (4 November 2012) - Belle (credit only)
      10.Child of the Moon (11 November 2012) - Belle
      11.Into the Deep (25 November 2012) - Belle
      12.Queen of Hearts (2 December 2012) - Belle
      13.The Cricket Game (6 January 2013) - Belle
      14.The Outsider (13 January 2013) - Belle
      15.In the Name of the Brother (20 January 2013) - Belle

  18. QUESTION:
    dates for any eclipses visable in australia?
    i live near sydney and am wondering when i can see any eclipses? Total, luna, etc i don't care which it is.
    Also, will i see mars? it's meant to be huge this month?

    • ANSWER:
      Future solar eclipses visible from Sydney are as follows:
      2012-Nov-14 Partial
      2013-May-10 Partial
      2014-Apr-29 Partial
      2023-Apr-20 Partial
      2025-Sep-22 Partial
      2028-Jul-22 Total

      Future lunar eclipses visible from Sydney:
      2010-Jun-26 Partial
      2010-Dec-21 Total, but only the final partial phase visible
      2011-Jun-16 Total
      2011-Dec-10 Total

      There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse on 7th July 2009, but the shading will be to slight to be noticeable. There will be a partial lunar eclipse on 1st January 2010, but it's unlikely that any shading will be seen by the time the Moon sets in Sydney.

      If you go to these websites, you can obtain a century's worth of eclipse predictions at a time. Select Sydney from the menu. Use http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/JSEX/JSEX-AU.html for solar eclipses and http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/JLEX/JLEX-AU.html for lunar eclipses.

      Mars will not be huge this month. That comes from a hoax e-mail: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/hsblog/2007/08/two-moons-on-august-27-i-dont-think-so.html
      Mars will be best seen towards the end of this year and early next year.

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of an eclipse happening in 2010?
    My friend said that there is an eclipse in New York in 2010 January. I wanna know what day, what time and where I'll be able to see it. Also if there are going to be any other eclipses or something like that in New York again anytime soon. Also how would I be able to look at the eclipse without burning my eyes out.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Neighbor!

      I know of four eclipses in 2010. (Actually, there are five, depending on where in the world you are.) Only one of them, in December, can be seen here in New York.

      The one we'll see in New York comes the night of December 20th-21st. It's a total eclipse of the moon. You'll be able to watch the earth's shadow being to cross the lunar face at 1:33 a.m. Eastern Time December 21. Totality begins at 2:41 a.m. and lasts 1 hour and 13 minutes.

      The January eclipse you've heard about is an annular eclipse of the sun January 15th. It happens in the wee hours of the morning for us, from about midnight to 5 a.m., so we won't see any of the solar eclipse. The next solar eclipse of any kind that can be seen in the continental United States is an annular eclipse May 20, 2012, only visible from Texas westward.

      For interest's sake, you should know about two others: A total eclipse of the sun in the south Pacific including Easter Island, then the far southern reaches of Argentina and Chile on July 11. And a partial eclipse of the moon on June 26, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Since those are entirely daylight hours here in New York, we won't see this one either.

      I did mention a fifth eclipse. Yesterday afternoon, December 31, 2009 there was a lunar eclipse from about 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. That's daylight, so of course we couldn't see it.

      That time corresponds to 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. Western Standard Time in parts of Australia, where it was already New Year, January 1, 2010. For those in east Asia and parts of Australia, there is a fifth eclipse in 2010, and it's already over.

      By the way, when is the next eclipse of the sun you can see here in New York, without the need to travel? Early on the morning of November 3, 2013, when the sun will rise over New York Harbor with a partial eclipse already in progress. The partial eclipse ends at 7:11 a.m. Our next total eclipse of the sun will be on May 1, 2079. Hang in there, and perhaps you will see it!

  20. QUESTION:
    If people say 2012 is a hoax, why did the maya, egyptian, hindu, & other cultures agree something will happen?
    I'm just confused, I know we shouldn't worry about it. But i just wonder why so many cultures agree something will happen dec. 21, 2012? With all the earthquakes and natural disasters, i don't know what to think anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      2012 – A Scientific Reality Check

      The Galileo spacecraft's view of the Moon and Earth On December 16, 1992, 8 days after its encounter with Earth, the Galileo spacecraft looked back from a distance of about 6.2 million kilometers (3.9 million miles) to capture this remarkable view of the Moon in orbit about Earth. Image credit: NASA/JPL There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there… So here is the scientific reality on the celestial happenings in the year 2012.

      Nibiru, a purported large object headed toward Earth, simply put - does not exist. There is no credible evidence - telescopic or otherwise - for this object's existence. There is also no evidence of any kind for its gravitational affects upon bodies in our solar system.

      I do however like the name Nibiru. If I ever get a pet goldflish (and I just may do that sometime in early 2013), Nibiru will be at the top of my list.

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur in the period 2010 – 2012. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the referredto as "Once in a Blue Moon"??? How this sentence came into vogue?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Blue Moon:

      A blue moon can refer to the third full moon in a season with four full moons, or the second full moon of a calendar month.

      Blue moons between years CE 2009 and CE 2016:

      The following blue moons occur between 2009 and 2016. These dates use UTC as the timezone; months vary with different timezones. In casual use, when fractions of a second are not important, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) can be considered equivalent to UTC.

      (i) Seasonal:

      The Farmers' Almanac defined blue moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season; one season was normally three full moons. If a season had four full moons, then the third full moon was named a blue moon.

      Using the Farmers' Almanac definition of blue moon (meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons), blue moons occur on,

      November 21, 2010,
      August 21, 2013 and
      May 21, 2016

      (ii) Calendar:

      Extra Full Moon in a calendar year::

      Most years have twelve full moons that occur approximately monthly. In addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains roughly eleven days more than the lunar year of 12 lunations. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years (7 times in the 19-year Metonic cycle), there is an extra full moon.

      Recent popular usage defined a blue moon as the second full moon in a calendar month.

      Note that, unlike the astronomical seasonal definition, these dates are dependent on the Gregorian calendar and time zones.

      Two full moons in one month:

      2009: December 2, December 31 (partial lunar eclipse visible in some parts of the world), only in time zones west of UTC+05.

      2010: January 1 (partial lunar eclipse), January 30, only in time zones east of UTC+04:30.

      2010: March 1, March 30, only in time zones east of UTC+07.

      2012: August 2, August 31

      2015: July 2, July 31

      The next time New Year's Eve falls on a Blue Moon (as occurred on 2009 December 31) is after one Metonic cycle, in 2028. At that time there will be a total lunar eclipse.

      2) Early English usage of the phrase 'once in a blue moon':

      A "blue moon" is also used colloquially to mean "a rare event", reflected in the phrase "once in a blue moon.

      The 'blue moon' expression itself is old and dates back to mediaeval England. For example, a work by William Barlow, the Bishop of Chichester, the Treatyse of the Buryall of the Masse, 1528, which is more commonly known by its first line,

      "Rede me and be nott wrothe, For I say no things but trothe included a reference to a blue moon: Yf they saye the mone is belewe, We must beleve that it is true."

      "Rede Me and Be Not Wrothe" ("Read me and be not angry"; or possibly "Counsel Me and Be Not Angry" : "yf they say the mone is belewe / We must believe that it is true" [If they say the moon is blue, we must believe that it is true].

      Since 1819, The Maine Farmers' Almanac has listed the dates of forthcoming blue moons. The compilers of the almanac didn't use the 'second full moon in a month' definition that is now generally accepted but instead defined a blue moon as the third full moon in a season which has four.

      3) References in classic literature, 'once in a blue moon':

      i) The Golden Road (CE 1913 novel), by L C Montgomery

      'I go to it only about once in a blue moon'

      (ii) Anne Of Green Gables (CE 1908 novel), by L C Montgomery

      'Now and then you might see a rabbit skipping across the road if you were quiet--which, with Anne and Diana, happened about once in a blue moon.'

      (iii) The Man Upstairs and Other Stories (CE 1914 short stories) by P G Wodehouse

      'Monsieur said he didn't, except once in a blue moon'

      4) Examples :

      Once in a blue moon, I buy a fashion magazine, just to see what people are wearing.

      I don't know why I bought that CD-ROM for my computer - I only ever use it once in a blue moon.

      My sister lives in Alaska, so I only get to see her once in a blue moon.

      Once in a blue moon I'll have coffee with friends, but it's not my regular drink.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this 2012 issue?
    Just curious to see peoples answers. But personally i dont pay any attention to it because when god says its time for the earth to be destroyed then thats when it will happen. There is no time or date shown in the bible about the world being destroyed and when god decides to come back. But im not here to judge just wanna see people opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  23. QUESTION:
    Religion. Was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 during the full moon?
    Les Propheties (1555 - the year 'Water Dragon'). Menorah (Temple): '666' meant the date '18th December, 2012', was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 (the Julian calendar) during the full moon?

    https://groups.google.com/group/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/browse_thread/thread/860b34f9bc1409de

    or

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/hgs0-bwUCd4

    Wormwood
    23th January, 2013

    • ANSWER:
      On the 13th January I woke up with serious wood.

      Never let wood go to waste

  24. QUESTION:
    When is the nearest lunar eclipse that can be seen in Northern Iraq?

    • ANSWER:
      I answered your question two weeks ago about solar eclipses, so I will answer this one in a similar fashion listing upcoming lunar eclipses that will be seen in Northern Iraq in the coming decade:
      1. 25 April 2013: Minor partial eclipse of less than 2% that will be seen before midnight in all of Northern Iraq.
      2. 28 September 2015: Total eclipse that will be seen before dawn in all of Northern Iraq. The moon however will set before the end of the total phase.
      3. 7 August 2017: Partial eclipse of about 25% that will be seen in the first half of the night in all of Northern Iraq.
      4. 31 January 2018: Total eclipse that will be seen in Northern Iraq as partial eclipse shortly after sunset as the moon will rise after end of the total phase and before end of the eclipse.
      5. 27/28 July 2018: Total eclipse that will be seen in Northern Iraq around midnight.
      6. 21 January 2019: Total eclipse that will be seen in Northern Iraq as partial eclipse shortly before dawn as the moon will set shortly after start of the eclipse and before it reaches the total phase.
      7. 16/17 July 2019: Partial eclipse of around 65% that will be seen in Northern Iraq around midnight.

  25. QUESTION:
    So im going out and cant decide which to go to Visual Music to see. its for my sweet six teen!(:?
    NEW SHOW! Rock the Dome January 5 -July 6, 2013 Amazing three dimensional visuals, full color lasers, real-time effects, and well-loved alternative music will captivate you in this new cosmic light show. Sit back and see the music of a playlist featuring Audioslave, Beck, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, 311, Modest Mouse, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Nirvana, Muse, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Promotional support for this program is provided by Eagle 98.1.

    Or

    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon December 1, 2012 -July 6, 2013 Back by popular demand! Slip away with Pink Floyd's legendary album Dark Side of the Moon. Experience the music as never before with the planetarium's state-of-the-art 4K digital projection system and 5.1 digital surround audio. From the opening notes of "Speak to Me" to the bombastic ending of "Eclipse", this unforgettable presentation is truly mind-blow

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    religion. Was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 during the full moon?
    Les Propheties (1555 - the year 'Water Dragon'). Menorah (Temple): '666' meant the date '18th December, 2012', was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 (the Julian calendar) during the full moon?

    https://groups.google.com/group/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/browse_thread/thread/860b34f9bc1409de

    or

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/hgs0-bwUCd4

    Wormwood
    30th January, 2013

    • ANSWER:
      Lay off the absinthe.

  27. QUESTION:
    How should I deal with a depressed boyfriend? Please help?
    We met in January 2012, and the moment we met there was a connection. When we met, I was sixteen and he was seventeen. We literally started dating a week after we had met because we spent every day together. He is/was EVERTHING I wanted in a boyfriend: tall, handsome, kind, loyal, honest, dependable, and affectionate. He told me how he felt about everything. He did those cute little things that boyfriends do in the honeymoon phase of every relationship. The perfect boyfriend.
    Now you need to realize one of the reasons I am so attached is because he is SO honest and positive about everything he says. One day he told me "I could see you in my future". The next couple months it was "I could marry you" and then eventually as we got older, it was HIM (and me, but HE started saying it and putting the thought in my head) "I can't wait to move in with you love". Now we are both eighteen, and we're about to graduate.
    When 2013 came around though, things began to change. He was quieter. Less happy to see me, putting less effort into our relationship. I figured it was just the point in the relationship where the honey moon phase ends. But I loved him and he loved me and I knew things could get better It was just a transition right?
    So then these feelings worsen for him and I had no clue.
    So in the beginning of March, he took me to the spot on the beach where we had our first kiss and said "I'm breaking up with you; there isn't much of a reason. I just feel like I need to be alone. Like I'm not sure if I see you in my future anymore. I'm stressed out with college and I just need to be alone." So i gave him a week of space to see if he'd be okay. (By the way, in that week, I lost ten pounds. I had depression BAD that week.) At the end of that week he said he wanted me back and that he loved me and that we could talk about us and the future and all would be well. We were okay- for about three days. Then he started texting me less, calling me less, telling me how he felt.. Less. I kept asking him why don't you want to talk to me? And it started out with "texting is immature, we're immature, it's just stupid." then it turned to "I think I may want to be single when college starts, I'm not positive" (Which BY the way, we're going to the same Community College.)
    Meanwhile I am terrified every single day that he is going to leave me. Every single day. I am so scared. I have been debating whether I should just give up, break up with him, euthanize myself by knowing I ended it and I had the upper hand in the end.
    THEN.
    Two nights ago, I was near my breaking point. I grabbed every love letter he EVER wrote me. And trust me there are about twenty. And i said "I need you to go through these letters, figure out why you loved me in the first place, and get back to me. Because this relationship is killing me".
    Then a few hours later I went back to his house and he says "I'm going to be honest, I think I have depression". He said he wanted to wait till his mom got back from her business trip so he could talk about it with her, and I respect that.
    Yet in the mean time, he is going to still be the distant, rude boyfriend he has become since we got back together.
    See, I can see the depression now though. It wasn't just with our relationship. He stopped doing things he used to do like taking his dog to the dog park, going boogie boarding, playing xbox, hanging out with his friends outside of the home. He would ALLLWAYS want to be with me, every minute of every day.
    Now he doesn't want to go anywhere with me, hardly wants to be around me. He just goes home after school and he sits at home, and he recently started smoking weed again. The only time he hangs out with his friends is when they're at his house, and he has no motivation to do anything at all. He says he's not sure about anything in his future anymore.
    I feel like I'm just an option to him. Like I'm an unimportant side note.
    I asked him if he wanted to still be together, after he told me that he thinks he's depressed and he said "Just pretend like nothing is wrong and it will help".
    I get that depression is a serious illness. I'm just afraid that he will never be that same man I fell in love with. This depressed him is killing me. To just let him walk all over me every day, to hurt my feelings by not being himself, by not caring. By being so unsure about things I am so sure about.
    I just need some hope that he will get better. How do I deal with him being depressed? What can I do? It's so hard to fake everything being okay with me when he is ripping my heart open every single day. I am willing to wait around and be there for him at any point in the day and do anything possible to make him feel better, as long as I know he could come back.
    What do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to stay with him you are going to have to let go of your idea of your old relationship, you need to be supporter before girlfriend, it will, if it works, strengthen your relationship. Right now your boyfriend is emotionally drained, it feels like he has nothing to give, because he doesn't have anything to give, depression saps you of every little bit of strength that you have. Imagine how you felt when he said he wanted to break up, he feels like that twenty four seven.

      You need to let him know that you are happy to just sit at his house and play on your phone, get him to talk to you, try to work out what it was that was happening that caused him to become so unhappy. You can get more information on depression from depression websites such as beyondblue.

      If you want to stay with him, you are going to need to stop being so selfish, I'm sorry, but I have to say it, right now, how he is feeling comes above how wonderful he was as your boyfriend and you are going to need to make sacrifices, supporting someone with depression takes an enormous about of empathy, compassion, courage, and a strong conviction. Depression is horrible, it does kill, so keep in mind how much your boyfriend is going through, so get over yourself and do whatever you can to help him.

      Saying that, if you are going to support him, you also need to take care of yourself, make sure there is someone who you can talk to.

      Good luck, and I hope your boyfriend gets better. Make sure he starts seeing a doctor and starts seeing a psychologist.

  28. QUESTION:
    When China's Chang'e 2 Moon probe intercepts the asteroid Toutatis on January 6 2013 would it be a political?
    statement that China can easily intercept inter continental ballistic missiles?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    I have been thinking about,"What if I Die?"?
    I have been thinking about death since this 2012 thing been brought up. It also feel like somthing is going to happen. I have been having panic attacks and I think its going to hurt me. I am going to see a psychologist but I think thats not going to work. Also everytime I hear loud sounds like a airplane, big truck or the train under me I get so scared and my heart jumps sooooo hard.. I dont know what im going to do.

    • ANSWER:
      If the world was to come to an end, then-
      1. All the Presidents, Prime Ministers of every nation in the world would have by now bought their personal SpaceCrafts, Satellite launchers to move out of earth. If such huge scale orders were placed then it wouldnt remain a secret by now. The newspapers/ TV Chanels would be running stories about such orders. The Presidents, PrimeMinisters are sleeping snoring heartily. I dont see why should you waste your sleep?
      2. Olympic bids for 10 years from now have been called, and BILLIONS of money are being invested in projects which wil be operational in post 2012 periods. Do you think governments and the billionnaires are fools to invest in projects if earth were to come to an end?
      3. Presidents, Prime Ministers, Billionnaires have more access to authentic and accurate info about the science & technologies. They would have fled earth by now to settle either in the space station,or in moon carrying with them oxygen, food, water to last 1000 years. Did they flee?
      4. Mayan calender never stated the world wil come to an in December 2012. What they stated is that one cycle of their calender wil come to an end. And the next cycle of their calender wil start from that day.
      5. I sincerely suggest you to consult an accredited Psychotherapist. It wil help.
      6. Read authentic articles about 2012 on the university websites, govt websites,etc.
      7. Learn some relaxation techniques.

      add me as your contact. We wil talk to each other and wish each other a "Happy New Year" on 1st January 2013.

      Best wishes.

  30. QUESTION:
    astrologer kona predict my future and about my children?
    I am vitaldas male date of birth 5 January 1954 time 8.30 pm place udupi Karnataka I am government employee please predict future life and about my children

    • ANSWER:
      born in cancer lagna/moon. birth star, uttarashada 1st pada/sun and moon sign, sagittarius/jupiter. sani dasa is now in progress, the lord of 7th and 8th.sani is in 4th with mars of 5th and 10th.sani dasa is from 2010 to 2029.sani sub in sani main will be over by middle of 2013.sani in 4th exalted position gives rise to sasa maha purush yog.with mars, he may give some conflicting experiances in job/childern front but manageable.the putra karaka jupiter is in 11th house of gains and sees the 5th/santana bhava, hence good and encouraging. sani dasa will be generally prospective with peaceful future,addition to fixed assets,childern going abroad,further house construction,spiritual mind,visits to punya kshetras and dips in holy rivers.blessings of swamijis are also in store for u.venus the 11th lord and jupiter the 6th lord are in interchange of houses.however guru the 9th/ bhagya lord in 11th house of gains is a beneficial position with respect to money matters.the lagna has ketu/rahu axis.pl check up health, drive slow. mother's health need be attended, as moon is in 6th and 4th lord venus too in 6th. enchant the mantra OM SANISCHARAYA NAMAHA 19000 TIMES and get blessed.reading hanuman chalisa twice a day will be of great help to u.doing rahu/ ketu puja is also advisable for getting away naga dosha if any.
      all planets are in 5 houses causing panchanana yoga, which is favourable in giving stability in life.

  31. QUESTION:
    what was the name of that beautiful moon?
    on the first of january of 2013? was that a harvest moon?

    • ANSWER:
      It was an ordinary waning gibbous Moon, with no special name. It was not a "Harvest Moon" because that is the Full Moon closest to the autumn equinox; it fell on September 30 2012 at 03:19 Universal Time.

  32. QUESTION:
    can anyone predict about mi health and time of marriage?
    my d.ob is 19.4.1985 chandigarh female time 9 am . i am doing all i can do to improve mi health taking medicences yoga meditation but its not improving . can anyone prdict when will it improve. i am suffering from various emotional and physical problems since 2001. can i wear neelam

    • ANSWER:
      In your chart, i get taurus lagna and moon in pisces.

      If you look at the bhava chalit kundali, you will notice that mars moves to 12H and shani moves to 6H.

      Current period from 2001 is venus-jupiter period till January 2013. Your jupiter is 8 and 11L and it is extremely weak in your chart, hence all the health issues.

      I suggest you do remedies for jupiter, including wearing a gold chain in your neck(or plain gold ring), and apply a small saffron(kesar) tilak on your forehead daily after bath. Read religious books regularly.

      I would do these first and refrain from wearing neelam as it may aggravate the health issues.

      Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  33. QUESTION:
    a national holiday that falls in every 12 years because of moon cycle?

    • ANSWER:
      It would be the Chinese New year with a 12-year cycle of the animal zodiac - this year is the year of the ox, the next year of the Ox will be in 2021 it goes thus
      Animal Branch Dates
      鼠 Rat 子 Zi February 19, 1996 February 7, 2008
      牛 Ox 丑 Chou February 7, 1997 January 26, 2009
      虎 Tiger 寅 Yin January 28, 1998 February 14, 2010
      兔 Rabbit 卯 Mao February 16, 1999 February 3, 2011
      龍 Dragon 辰 Chen February 5, 2000 January 23, 2012
      蛇 Snake 巳 Si January 24, 2001 February 10, 2013
      馬 Horse 午 Wu February 12, 2002 January 31, 2014
      羊 Sheep 未 Wei February 1, 2003 February 19, 2015
      猴 Monkey 申 Shen January 22, 2004 February 8, 2016
      雞 Rooster 酉 You February 9, 2005 January 28, 2017
      狗 Dog 戌 Xu January 29, 2006 February 16, 2018
      豬 Pig 亥 Hai February 18, 2007 February 5, 2019

  34. QUESTION:
    At which season of the year is the full moon at its biggest?

    • ANSWER:
      The Moon's orbit gradually twists around the Earth in a period of 9 years. This means that the biggest full moon gradually becomes later in the year, rather than happening at the same season. Biggest full moons for the next few years are as follows:
      2010 January 30th
      2011 March 19th
      2012 May 6th
      2013 June 23rd

  35. QUESTION:
    How will ISON look like?
    Scientists have confirmed that in the year 2013 (at the end of the year) the comet ISON will be close enough to earth to be visible without telescopes etc.
    In the past there have been a few occasions where a visible comet would come to pass but those all turned out dissapointingly.
    Once ISON gets close enough to the sun (~320 million kilometers) it will supposedly emit an extremely bright light. As far as i can find on the internet it will " burn with the same intensity of a full moon but in a smaller area"
    Now come my questions:
    How long will the comet be visible? (I've heard reports saying from dec-jan)
    Will it be visible without the help of binnoculars etc.? (in the daytime?)
    How long will it be for the comet to make another pass by earth? ( will I be able to see it again in my lifetime?)
    And ofcourse, why would this comet emit a bright light? ( i know about light reflection but the reports saying it will emit as much light as a full moon make me suggest the comet must be highly reflective or something)

    In any case thanks a lot for reading this and hopefully I'll get a few handy answers.

    • ANSWER:
      At the time of its discovery, the comet's apparent magnitude was about 18.8, far too dim to be seen with the naked eye but bright enough to be imaged by amateurs with large telescopes. If it follows the pattern of most comets, it can be expected to increase gradually in brightness as it approaches the sun, then dim again after it rounds the sun and heads back to the outer solar system. Around August 2013, it should become bright enough to be visible through small telescopes or binoculars, becoming visible to the naked eye by late October or early November and remaining so until mid-January 2014.

      In October, the comet will pass through the constellation Leo the our sky's dome, passing near Leo's brightest star Regulus and then passing near Mars in the night sky, and these brighter objects might make the comet easier to find. In November, when the comet is brighter, it will sweep another bright star in our sky, Spica in the constellation Virgo, and another planet, Saturn. Around the time the comet reaches its perihelion on 28 November, it may become extremely bright if it remains intact, probably reaching a negative magnitude. It may briefly become brighter than the full Moon. It is expected to be brightest around the time it is closest to the Sun; however, it may be less than 1° from the Sun at its closest, making it difficult to see against the Sun's glare. In December, the comet will be growing dimmer, but, assuming it is intact, it will be visible from both hemispheres of Earth, possibly with a long tail.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_ISON#Brightness_and_visibility

  36. QUESTION:
    does anyone know when the chinese new year is?
    I need to know when the chinese new year is for the year 2007 and when does it end!
    does anyone know when it is?

    • ANSWER:
      "The Chinese lunar year is divided into 12 months of 29 or 30 days. The calendar is adjusted to the length of the solar year by the addition of extra months at regular intervals. The years are arranged in major cycles of 60 years. Each successive year is named after one of 12 animals. These 12-year cycles are continuously repeated. The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between January 21 and February 19 on the Gregorian calendar. The year 2006 translates to the Chinese year 4703–4704. The year 2007 translates to the Chinese year 4704–4705."1

      "2000 Feb. 5
      2001 Jan. 24
      2002 Feb. 12
      2003 Feb. 1
      2004 Jan. 22
      2005 Feb. 9
      2006 Jan. 29
      2007 Feb. 18
      2008 Feb. 7
      2009 Jan. 26
      2010 Feb. 14
      2011 Feb. 3
      2012 Jan. 23
      2013 Feb. 10
      2014 Jan. 31" 2

      "What about a 'Year?'
      The next larger unit of measurement of time is the 'Year.' For this we go back to the Sun again. Careful observations reveal that the over a period of many months (12), the position of the Sun shifts from very high overhead to a much lower point at Noon time. The length of daylight time also changes from longer to shorter. Even more importantly, the weather changes from hot to cold, giving rise to the four seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
      It is logical, therefore, to define the length of this time period as a 'Year.'
      The Chinese word for 'Year' is 'Nian', written as . Since the word 'Sun' has already assigned the meaning of a 'day', a new word has to be used to denote the 'year.'

      How long is a year?
      A little more than 365 days. In 104 B.C. the length of a year was determined to an accuracy of 365.2502 days. By 480 A.D., Ju Chongzhi refined it to 365.2428 days, or 52 seconds more than
      the modern value of 365.2422 days.
      To put it another way, in 2,000 years the total discrepancy is less than one day! Together with the voluminous annals of Chinese historians, the Chinese has provided the most accurate and uninterrupted time-line records.

      Although 0.24 day does not look like much, over many years it becomes significant. How do we round it to a whole number of days? There are several different schemes to do this. The Chinese scheme is called the 'lunar calendar', and the nearly standard calendar is called the 'solar' calendar system. "3

  37. QUESTION:
    if you fear 2012 to be the end..have you been living it up alot more lately?doing what you always wanted to do?
    start having kids,proposing to your gf,skydiving,travelling etc ?

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  38. QUESTION:
    If I have seen/read a lot of anime/manga, will there be anything for natural?
    Is there any naturalization for it? Should I go back and preview series? Anime/manga is a great hobby.
    @Pocko, wow! Thanks....THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      Sure! There is a Sailor Moon reboot in 2013. And there's always Amnesia to watch. There are many new anime to watch. If you want to know about some of the new Code Geass movies, there is http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

      Many old-school fans are waiting for some new anime. Sounds like you have been watching a lot of anime and reading manga since a child. Same here. There are many other series to adapt to. Many of the mangaka also have a connection to the public at Comic-cons.

      >Preview?
      Yeah, if you want to understand some more about anime/manga series. Go! There are more anime/manga in store for 2013.

      Also: Naturalization is becoming a limit for me because if you are a hardcore fan, you're still a long way for watchin more anime. What I mean is that the new-school anime fans are also doing the same. Somebody who was early in anime for example in 2010 would love to see more out. Many anime websites give out reachful news such as ANN.

      >Airing in Japan?
      One form of naturalization. List of 2013 anime - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anime-spotlight/2013/winter/

      Others:
      http://www.animekon.com/release-dates.html

      For this month:

      Month's Part:
      http://theakiba.com/january-2013-new-anime-guide/

      For the ones airing in Japan right now are on their way, well some of them.

  39. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what is the date for the Chinese New Year in 2010.?
    As i was doing research i keep getting conflicting answers as one site would tell me it is on February 10th another will tell me February 14th. Please will someone that knows for sure please tell me the answer.
    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      Chinese New Year begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. Below is a chart that shows the beginning day of Chinese New Year and the animal sign for that year.
      2009January 26 Ox
      2010February 14 Tiger
      2011February 3 Rabbit
      2012January 23 Dragon
      2013February 10 Snake
      2014January 31 Horse

  40. QUESTION:
    Guys do you think there will be the end of the world 12/21/2012...?
    What do you think?Why are building bunkers in many parts of the world?

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  41. QUESTION:
    Can lunar & solar eclipses coincide with (even before/after) supermoons? if so what are the date & time in UT.?
    super moons happen only once in 18 years and in solar and lunar eclipses a sar (plural saros) happens too once in 18 years.. can you give me the future happenings of lunar & solar eclipses coinciding with(even before or after) supermoons?the times and date must be in UT (21st century)?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, let's talk about the concept of "supermoon" since I see that previous answerers didn't like the term. It is a fact that the moon comes closer to earth at some time of the month, and at some other time it gets farther from earth. The closest point is known as "perigee" and the farthest is "apogee". Astronomers always can calculate moon perigees and apogees in terms of time and distance from earth.
      On the other hand, we at earth observe the moon from different angles in relation to the sun. Hence, we see the moon going through phases. Each month, the moon becomes brightest at full moon. Again, astronomers calculate the phases of the moon and can know exactly what time the full month is reached.
      Observations led to the fact that during a cycle of about 18 years, the times of moon's perigee (the closest it can be to earth) and full moon (when it is brightest) become close to each other and then farther from each other and so on. The term "supermoon" is given to the time when, in this cycle of 18 years, the times of perigee and full moon are closest. The bright moon will be closest to earth at this time than, let's say, nine years later when the perigee and full moon are farthest from each other. Last March, moon's perigee was only 59 minutes away from the full moon. On 6 May 2012, this difference will narrow down to only 2 minutes. This will be the supermoon of the current cycle. In 2013 and 2014, there will be two more similar incidents where the difference between perigee and full moon is less than one hour, but not as close as the 2012 one.
      The controversy is not whether there's something called "supermoon", but how close perigee and full moon should be to each other, and how close the moon should be to earth, to say that the moon is supermoon?
      Since there's no definite answer to this question, I will give another approach to answering the question posted here. The approach relies on the fact that at a certain time of the year, there's a time when the perigee and full moon are closest. The question can be: is there a lunar and/or solar eclipse at this time? The answer is yes. First, these are lunar eclipses that coincide with such times:

      28 September 2015: The moon will reach perigee at 1:47UT and full moon at 2:52UT (1:05 hours difference). There will be a total lunar eclipse from 1:07UT to 04:27UT.
      8 October 2033: The moon will reach perigee at 12:13UT and full moon at 11:00UT (1:13 hours difference). There will be a total lunar eclipse from 9:14UT to 12:36UT.
      19 October 2051: Perigee 22:42UT; Full moon 19:15UT (3:27 hours difference). Total lunar eclipse 17:28UT to 20:52UT.
      30 October 2069: Perigee 9:17UT; Full moon 3:38UT (5:39 hours difference). Total lunar eclipse 1:50UT to 5:16UT.
      28 June 2075: Perigee 8:15UT; Full moon 9:49 (1:34 hours difference). Partial lunar eclipse 8:35UT to 11:12UT.
      10 November 2087: Perigee 19:57UT; Full moon 12:08 (6:49 hours difference). Total lunar eclipse 10:19UT to 13:46UT.
      8 July 2093: Perigee 18:20UT; Full moon 17:17UT (1:03 hours difference). Partial lunar eclipse 16:10UT to 18:32UT.

      These are now solar eclipses close to such times:

      20 May 2012: Annular solar eclipse two weeks after perigee-full moon.
      13 September 2015: Partial solar eclipse two weeks before perigee-full moon.
      6 February 2027: Annular solar eclipse 16 days after perigee-full moon.
      26 January 2028: Annular solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      23 September 2033: Partial solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      5 February 2046: Annular solar eclipse 16 days before perigee-full moon.
      11 June 2048: Annular solar eclipse 15 days after perigee-full moon.
      4 October 2051: Partial solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      24 October 2060: Annular solar eclipse two weeks before perigee-full moon.
      22 June 2066: Annular solar eclipse two weeks after perigee-full moon.
      15 October 2069: Partial solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      13 July 2075: Annular solar eclipse 15 days after perigee-full moon.
      4 November 2078: Annular solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      10 March 2081: Annular solar eclipse 15 days after perigee-full moon.
      3 July 2084: Annular solar eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      26 October 2087: Partial eclipse 15 days before perigee-full moon.
      23 July 2093: Annular eclipse 15 days after perigee-full moon.
      15 November 2096: Annular eclipse two weeks before perigee-full moon.
      21 March 2099: Annular eclipse 15 days after perigee-full moon.

  42. QUESTION:
    when will another lunar and solar eclipse happen in the uk?
    date and time? :)

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a list of the next ten eclipses seen in the UK:
      1. 25 April 2013: Minor Partial lunar of less than 2% that will be seen in all of UK shortly after sunset with the moon rising after the start of the eclipse in northwestern Scotland.
      2. 20 March 2015: Total eclipse that will be seen in the morning as partial eclipse of magnitude ranging from 83% in southeast England to 98% in the Outer Hebrides.
      3. 28 September 2015: Total lunar eclipse that will be seen in all of the UK before dawn.
      4. 21 August 2017: Total eclipse that will be seen as minor partial eclipse close to sunset. The sun will set during the eclipse in southern UK, and the eclipse observed will range from 1% in Shetland Islands to 6% in southwest England.
      5. 27 July 2017: Total lunar eclipse that will witness the moon rising in all of the UK shortly after sunset during the total phase.
      6. 11 August 2018: Partial eclipse that will be seen in northern Scotland only as a minor eclipse with magnitude reaching 3% in Shetland Islands.
      7. 21 January 2019: Total lunar eclipse that will be seen in all of the UK before dawn.
      8. 16 July 2019: Partial lunar eclipse of 65% that will be seen entirely shortly after sunset in eastern parts of East Sussex and Kent Counties in England, while the rest of the UK will witness the moon rising during the eclipse.
      9. 10 June 2021: Annular eclipse that will be seen as partial eclipse of magnitude ranging from 18% in southeast England to 39% in Shetland Islands.
      10. 19 November 2021: Partial lunar eclipse of 97% that will not be seen in the eastern coasts of Kent County in England, while the rest of the UK will see only the start of the eclipse close to dawn.

  43. QUESTION:
    When it time for the snake Chinese horoscope?
    I seen a shooting star I'm a snake

    • ANSWER:
      The Chinese New Year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. The winter solstice always falls on December 22nd, the next new moon is on January 11th 2013, and the second new moon is on February 10th 2013. So the Year of the Snake officially begins on February 10th 2013.

      Here are some of the traits attributed to people born under your sign:

      Positive: The Snake can be amiable, compromising, fun-loving, altruistic, honorable, sympathetic, philosophical, charitable, a paragon of fashion, intuitive, discreet, diplomatic, amusing and sexy.

      Negative: The Snake can also be self-righteous, imperious, judgmental, conniving, mendacious, grabby, clinging, pessimistic, fickle, haughty, ostentatious and a very sore loser.

  44. QUESTION:
    When is the next blue moon month?

    • ANSWER:
      For the year 2008, these are the dates of the moons in the northern hemisphere. These dates use the actual solstices and not the artificial solstices that give each season an equal number of days.

      January 8 - February 5 → Mid Winter moon
      February 6 - March 6 → Late Winter moon
      March 7 - April 4 → Early Spring moon
      April 5 - May 4 → Mid Spring moon
      May 5 - June 2 → Blue moon
      June 3 - July 2 → Late Spring moon
      July 3 - July 31 → Early Summer moon
      August 1 - August 29 → Mid Summer moon
      August 30 - September 28 → Late Summer moon
      September 29 - October 27 → Early Fall moon
      October 28 - November 26 → Mid Fall moon
      November 27 - December 26 → Late Fall moon

      ......

      The following Blue Moons occur between 2005 and 2015. These dates use UTC as the timezone, months will vary with different timezones.

      If the Farmer's Almanac definition of blue moon is taken (meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons) then blue moons occur:

      August 19, 2005
      February 21, 2008
      November 21, 2010
      August 21, 2013

      However, if the "Calendar Blue Moon" definition is taken (meaning the second full moon in any given month) then blue moons occur:

      June 30, 2007
      December 31, 2009
      August 31, 2012
      July 31, 2015

      It is worth noting that the year 2018 (as well as 2037, 1961, 1942, 1999 etc.) will have two "calendar blue moons" (i.e. a second full moon in a given month) in January and March, but no full moon in February (i.e. a black moon).

  45. QUESTION:
    Who told the Mayans that the world will end in 2012?
    Really...I would like to know!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  46. QUESTION:
    When is the full moon?
    I was told the full moon happens once every month but can you tell me a specific day?

    • ANSWER:
      I can do better than that I can give you a specific time of 100% illumination. It will be 04:38 UT 27th January 2013. It will appear "full" to the naked eye for a day or so either side of that time.

      Oh I see what you're asking, you want to know what day of every month the full moon occurrs on since it happens every month. I'm afraid it's not that simple. The full moon occurs roughly every month not exactly every month so it's a different date each month, since the moon orbits the Earth every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds, so you see it's not exactly 30 days. The reason we have a complicated calendar with 30/31days with one month being 28/29 days is because the earth doesn't rotate on its axis an exact fraction of the time it takes the moon to orbit the Earth or the Earth/Moon system to orbit the Sun.

      The Moon phases for 2013 are as follows.

      Moon phases, all times are in Universal Time (UT) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

      New.......................First Quarter............. Full....................Last Quarter

      Jan 11 19:43.........Jan 18 23:45.............Jan 27 04:38......Feb 3 13:56
      Feb 10 07:20........Feb 17 20:31............Feb 25 20:26......Mar 4 21:53
      Mar 11 19:51........Mar 19 17:27.............Mar 27 09:27......Apr 3 04:37
      Apr 10 09:35........Apr 18 12:31..............Apr 25 19:57......May 2 11:14
      May 10 00:28.......May 18 04:35.............May 25 04:25.....May 31 18:58
      Jun 8 15:56.........Jun 16 17:24..............Jun 23 11:32......Jun 30 04:53
      Jul 8 07:14..........Jul 16 03:18................Jul 22 18:16.......Jul 29 17:43
      Aug 6 21:51........Aug 14 10:56..............Aug 21 01:45.....Aug 28 09:35
      Sep 5 11:36........Sep 12 17:08..............Sep 19 11:13......Sep 27 03:55
      Oct 5 00:34........Oct 11 23:02................Oct 18 23:38......Oct 26 23:41
      Nov 3 12:50........Nov 10 05:57...............Nov 17 15:16......Nov 25 19:28
      Dec 3 00:23........Dec 9 15:12...............Dec 17 09:28.......Dec 25 13:48

  47. QUESTION:
    Scorpio love and career horoscope January 2013?
    Zodiac sign: Scorpio
    Moon Sign: Libra
    Rising sign: Virgo

    What is my career and love horoscope For January 2012? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      go look it up on google to much effort just for me to copy and paste!!

  48. QUESTION:
    What will really happen in 2012?
    There's books, lot's of theories. But, I would like to know what the general public thinks about this.

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  49. QUESTION:
    Would this individual be a good fighter?
    Scorpio Ascendant, Leo Mars, Mars in the 9th house, Pluto in the 1st house

    Mars trine Jupiter, Mars square Ascendant

    • ANSWER:
      I am a very good fighter. I've been doing Tae Kwon Do (black belt, 3d dan) since I was 6 years old and Kickboxing since I was 12. I'm still training both sports but in January 2013 I'm starting MMA so I won't be able to do them anymore. MMA is all I will concentrate on.
      I noticed that most of the people that I know that do martial arts have either Leo, Taurus or Scorpio Mars. So I guess this has to be it.

      Me: Leo ascendant, Leo Mars in 1st house, Scorpio Pluto in 4th house
      Mars conjunction Ascendant
      Mars square Sun (♉)
      Mars square Pluto
      Mars trine Venus (♉)
      Mars trine Moon (♑)
      Marsinconjunction Neptune (♑)
      Pluto opposite Sun (♉)
      Plutosquare Ascendant
      Pluto trine Saturn (♓)
      Pluto sextile Uranus (♒)
      Pluto sextile Neptune (♑)

  50. QUESTION:
    When will an asteroid hit the earth?

    • ANSWER:
      Little ones hit all the time.
      The JPL NEO program has a list of possible risks from larger objects
      http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/

      You should bear in mind, however, that the possible impacts listed on this page are not actual predictions of impact, rather they represent possibilities that cannot as yet be excluded on the basis of available data. As more data comes in, the vast majority of these will be ruled out.

      Even the famous 2036 possibility for 99942 Apophis is a rather remote chance. The impact is about 3 standard deviations from the central prediction, so rather unlikely (though there are a few caveats to that because of a lack of information to compute important non-gravitational influences). The central prediction is for Apophis to pass some 50 million km from Earth in 2036. You can see from that the uncertainties are very large. The particular problem with Apophis is that the very close approach in 2029 (about 38,000 km or one tenth the distance to the Moon) causes quite a change in the trajectory and thus we need to know its position very precisely on this side of 2029 to be able to predict the path after 2029 with sufficient precision. Next radar opportunity for Apophis is in January 2013 so we'll know more after that.


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