New Moon Calendar 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a calendar that shows full moons on Halloween and Friday 13th?
    It also lets you see if there will ever be a full moon on your birthday.
    I saw it somewhere once, but now I have no clue where to find it..

    • ANSWER:
      The Farmers Almanac

      Full moon on Halloween: Oct 31 2020
      Full moon on Friday the 13th: June 2014

  2. QUESTION:
    Odds of total lunar eclipse occuring on same calendar date within a few years?
    I have noted that total lunar eclipses are forecast to happen on my thirtieth and forty-ninth birthdays. This seems to me to be a not-very-likely thing. I mean, sure, the odds are very good that you'd have two on the same date, but not so close together. I have been trying to find some way of finding these odds on the Internet, but no luck. Any assistance would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      More likely than you might think. The two key words in the answer are "Metonic cycle", a 19-year cycle of lunar phases. (It is no coincidence that the two birthdays you mentioned are 19 years apart.)

      The date of an eclipse depends on your time zone, but I'll use eclipse dates specified in UT (Universal Time).

      From 2001 to 2044, there are 40 total lunar eclipses. Of these 40, there are 6 pairs that occur 19 years apart:
      Jan 31: 2018 and 2037
      Mar 3: 2007 and 2026
      May 16: 2003 and 2022
      May 26: 2021 and 2040
      Oct 8: 2014 and 2033
      Sep 7: 2025 and 2044

      Thus, if there is a total lunar eclipse on one of your birthdays, the chance that there is another 19 years later is suprisingly high -- roughly, one chance in seven.

      The relevant cycle here is not the Saros (18 years and 11 days), but rather the Metonic (19 years).

      The Metonic cycle is this: If there is a certain phase of the moon on a specified date, the same phase will occur on the same date 19 years later, give or take a day.

      That is, a full moon occurs on the same date (give or take a day) every 19 years. For instance, here are some dates of the full moon (Universal Time):
      4 Mar 1969
      3 Mar 1988 penumbral lunar eclipse
      3 Mar 2007 total lunar eclipse
      3 Mar 2026 total lunar eclipse
      3 Mar 2045 penumbral lunar eclipse
      3 Mar 2064
      4 Mar 2083

      The reason for the Metonic cycle is that the number of days in 19 average Gregorian years is almost an exact multiple of the synodic month. In 19 years, the number of days is 365.2425x19 = 6939.6075. The average number of days from full moon to full moon (synodic month) is 29.530589. In 19 average Gregorian years, the number of lunations is 234.99726. This is nearly an integer, and that's why the phase of the moon repeats on the same date 19 years later. If you have a full moon on one day, and count forward 235 full moons, you'll arrive at the same date 19 years later (or sometimes one day off because of the quirks of leap years).

      There is another type of lunar month known as the draconic month (node to node, 27.212221 days). If the Metonic cycle were an exact multiple of the draconic month, eclipses would occur on this date every 19 years. Instead, however, a Metonic cycle is 255.01805 draconic months, a bit off from an integer. This means that from one Metonic cycle to the next, the moon advances 1.8% from one node to the next of the same type (e.g., ascending node to ascending node). For that reason, there are several consecutive eclipses on the same date 19 years apart, as shown in the above table. (There were lunar eclipses on 19-year intervals on March 3 in 1988, 2007, 2026, and 2045.) There will be no more lunar eclipses on this 19-year interval sequence until a few hundred years later, when there will be another series of lunar eclipses. By then, however, the date of the full moon will have shifted a couple of days later (because the Metonic cycle is not exact). Thus, there will lunar eclipses on the following dates:
      5 Mar 2425
      4 Mar 2444
      5 Mar 2463
      5 Mar 2482
      6 Mar 2501

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Proof 42 is the meaning of life and the world ends in 2012!?
    All you have to do is take the 2 from the beginning of 2012 and take the 12 at the end and multiply them togethor, which gives you 24, then all you have to do is flip that number around and voila! 42!!!!!
    Holy crap am i a genius or what.

    • ANSWER:
      Good number manipulation!

      The Prophecy is evident, once again.

      As to 2012 + 3 1/2 = 2015 1/2 or 2016.

      On the Judean calendar the gregorian year 2014 and 2015 are very important to notice for there is a double new moon Sabbath in both years. This does not occur before, perhaps. Also, there is a solar eclipse event in 2016.

      Therefore, will tribulation start in 2012, or will tribulation start in 2015, or will tribulation start in 2016?

      14 * 3 = 42

      12 * 3 1/2 = 42

      24 * 2 = 42

      13 is the number of the stripes on the flag in symbolizm of the 13 tribes of Israel. One tribe was Levite with no division for any specific inheritance in this world, they were the Priests.

      Friday the 13th is considered unlucky because of the Nights Templar falling into trouble with the Vatican because of money that was owed to them over the funding of the Crusades.

      One leader stayed behind, when news reached them. His name was DeMolay. To this day, many times, the young inductees are considered of the order of DeMolay. And Kansas City, Missouri has a french state flag.

  5. QUESTION:
    what will happen when the world does not end on Dec 22, 2012?
    it is clear to me that if nothing happens on may 21 this year those end time believers are likely to look at the Dec. 2012 date as correct. so what happens if the world does not end then? is there some other date in the near future they will adopt or will most of them lose their faith?

    • ANSWER:
      God doesn't go by the Mayan calendar!
      They had all kinds of practices that were based on fear and death.

      God has his own calendar involving feast days, first laid out in Leviticus 23.
      Jesus' birth, crucifixion ascension and Pentecost (the giving of the new Life) corresponded to those days... why not his return?

      God points to sun darkened and moon turned to blood as the last sign... eclipses would do this, just as it is believed there were eclipses at other significant times and from Genesis 1 God gave the heavenly bodies as signs.

      In 2014-15 there will be 6 eclipses on special days... when Jesus returns his brightess will eclipse the sun.

      Of couse none of us knows when our PERSONAL "last days" are so the only sensible thing is to get your eternal life now!

      You need to be "born again" by receiving God's Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues, just like we all have ...

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there really such a thing as a blue moon and if so, how often does it occur?

    • ANSWER:
      Although the full moon occurring Saturday, June 30, 2007, will look like an ordinary full moon, it will actually be a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). June 2007 will have two full moons: the first on June 1, the second on June 30—that second full moon is called the blue moon.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      For a fuller explanation see http://www.inconstantmoon.com/cyc_blue.htm. For more background information on the controversy over the two definitions of blue moon, see the Sky and Telescope article, "What's a Blue Moon?" In it they explain how the two different definitions of a blue moon came about—including their own role in introducing the second, modern definition.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definitition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.
      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

  7. QUESTION:
    When do you feel the rapture will take place?
    I believe it occur pre-tribulation but others feel it could be mid or even post trib... What about you???

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I believe in the pre-trib too. So much prophecy has been fulfilled in these last few years, since Israel became a nation again back in 1948. At this time they are ready to rebuild the Temple; they have blueprints, everything is in place and they are waiting for a sign from God to begin building. My favorite "end-times" prophet Perry Stone says we are in the "birth pains" stage. Or the beginning of the birth pains, phase. Rare moon eclipse stuff will start taking place around 2014-2015, according to their calendar. I'm keeping up with all that's happening over in Israel and the Middle East. Each year when they celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days, Feasts, etc, especially the Feast of Trumpets, I shift over into a "high alert" mode.

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=perry+stone+2009&search_type=&aq=2&oq=Perry++Ston

      Great question...

  8. QUESTION:
    what dates is ramadan in 2011 and the following ten years please ?

    ok then - what approx dates are the moons scheduled for

    • ANSWER:
      2011 1 August 29 August

      2012 20 July 18 August

      2013 9 July 7 August

      2014 28 June 27 July

      2015 18 June 16 July

      Many Muslims insist on the local physical sighting of the moon to mark the beginning of Ramadan, but others use the calculated time of the new moon or the Saudi Arabian declaration to determine the start of the month. Since the new moon is not in the same state at the same time globally, the beginning and ending dates of Ramadan depend on what lunar sightings are received in each respective location. As a result, Ramadan dates vary in different countries, but usually only by a day. This is due to the cycle of the moon. When one country sees the moon, mainly Saudi Arabia, the moon travels the same path all year round and that same moon seen in the east is then seen traveling towards the west. All the countries around the world see the moon within a 24 hour period once spotted by one country in the east.

      Each year, Ramadan begins about eleven days earlier than in the previous year.[2] Astronomical projections that approximate the start of Ramadan are available.[3] It takes about 33 years for Ramadan to complete a twelve month move across the yearly calendar plus 5 days. As Ramadan March 28, 1990 to Ramadan March 22, 2023.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan_(calendar_month)

      hope this helps

      Islam, you must not appreciate Allah's predictability. The question asked for an approximate date and these things never vary more than a day. Are you suggesting that there are times that vary more than a day?

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think what happened to Japan has anything to do with 2012 comming up?

    • ANSWER:
      God doesn't go by the Mayan calendar!
      They had all kinds of practices that were based on fear and death.

      God has his own calendar involving feast days, first laid out in Leviticus 23.
      Jesus' birth, crucifixion ascension and Pentecost (the giving of the new Life) corresponded to those days... why not his return to Earth?

      Matt.24:29, Luke 21:25-28, Acts 2:18-20 talk about signs..
      Notes:
      1) "perplexity" means quandry, to be at a loss mentally, no way out
      - the situation in the Middle East seems a prime example of this.

      2) waves "roaring" is echeo in greek from where we get "echo" i.e. a loud noise (i.e be heard far & wide), reverberate (like a sound wave) ... root meaning is confusion, renown, fame .... tsunamis

      3) "the powers of heaven" = dunamis of ooranos, from where we derive our words dynamite and uranium

      God points to sun darkened and moon turned to blood as the last sign ... eclipses would do this, just as it is believed there were eclipses at other significant times and from Genesis 1 God gave the heavenly bodies as signs.

      In 2014-15 there will be 6 eclipses on special days... and when Jesus returns his brightess will eclipse the sun.

      You are living in your PERSONAL "last days" NOW, unless you receive God's eternal and abundant life ...

      You need to be "born again" by receiving God's Spirit, evidenced by the sign of speaking in tongues, just like we all have:
      http://www.revivalfellowship.org

  10. QUESTION:
    Will there be something big in 2012?
    I have been skeptical about the year 2012 because in fact the Mayans had a pretty good idea of how the sun and moon rotated! our actually Time is just a perfect but our year?? Is not the actual year! so.. is 2012 the end or beginning of a new Age ?? Remember Noahs arc!

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing was said in 2000, ****NOT****, I NEVER ONCE heard that the world would "END" in 2000, at the very most computers were going to crash, big whoop. The 2012 THEORY is NOT the same as the 2000 THEORY, connecting the two is just stupid, because they are very irrelevant to eachother.

      You are right about Noahs Arc, and its happening all over again, and guess what people are doing all over again, IGNORING IT. WHY?... Because of this unsure thing we call "science". You are also right about the Mayans having a pretty good understanding of the moon and the sun, IN FACT, the MAYANS HAVE THE MOST ACCURATE CALENDAR EVER CREATED, their calendar is the closest thing there is to accurately depicting time and space as two related entities. Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the 5th sun, and the beginning of a new age, the end of an age brings upon cleansing of the Earth, it happened to Noah, and it will happen to us, and if there had been billions of people then billions would have died, and GUESS WHAT, BILLIONS will die this time, the few that survive will survive because they were either lucky, or they knew this was going to happen and werent blinded by this shit we like to call "life". Do you think the Earth is happy we have been so blissfully destroying its ecosystem, the Earth is living just like us, it is an organism JUST LIKE US, and it can destroy us if it wants to. The Earth wont end for billiosn of years, but Humans and the Earth are two separate things, the Earth can survive being bombarded with a thousands and thousands of comets, can we survive the same, NO. Beginning in 2010, the Earth will begin undergoing a cleansing of itself, Billions will be dead by 2014 when we should see the end of the worst which is to come, 2012 will mark the peak of destruction, believe what you want, but I will survive, and the truth is, maybe 10 others on Yahoo answers will. Will you be one of those, or will just ignore it, and say oh there is nothing I can do anyways, there is something you can so, I know it, because I am doing it right now, I have done, I have studied it, I am obsessed with it, I do want to live, I dont want to be part of the billions who ignored the past, ignored the warnings and died.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a blue moon?
    What is a blue one? One in a blue Moon?

    • ANSWER:
      Although the full moon occurring Saturday, June 30, 2007, will look like an ordinary full moon, it will actually be a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). June 2007 will have two full moons: the first on June 1, the second on June 30—that second full moon is called the blue moon.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      For a fuller explanation see http://www.inconstantmoon.com/cyc_blue.htm. For more background information on the controversy over the two definitions of blue moon, see the Sky and Telescope article, "What's a Blue Moon?" In it they explain how the two different definitions of a blue moon came about—including their own role in introducing the second, modern definition.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definitition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.
      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

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  14. QUESTION:
    (with respect to Luke 21v25* & signs in the moon) Does the coming Tetrad (2014-2015) qualify?
    Luke 21v25*
    "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.
    On the earth, nations will be in anguish and
    perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.

    A Tetrad is a sequence of four Lunar Eclipses and is quite rare.
    What is even more rare is when they coincide with the LORD's Feasts!

    Here is the NASA page for the Lunar Eclipses...
    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEcat5/LE2001-2100.html
    (scroll down to the following entry....)
    09682 2014 Apr 15 07:46:48 69 176 122 T
    09683 2014 Oct 08 10:55:44 69 182 127 T
    09684 2015 Apr 04 12:01:24 69 188 132 T
    09685 2015 Sep 28 02:48:17 69 194 137 T

    Here is a Hebrew Calendar for how those dates above correlate to the LORD's Feasts
    2014 Apr 15 (Passover)
    http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?year=2014&month=4&yt=G&v=1&nh=on&nx=on&mf=on&ss=on&i=off&lg=s&vis=on&D=on&d=on&c=off&geo=zip&zip=&m=72&.cgifields=nx&.cgifields=nh&.cgifields=mf&.cgifields=ss&.s=Create+Calendar
    2014 Oct 8 (Eve Sukkot)
    http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?year=2014&month=10&yt=G&v=1&nh=on&nx=on&mf=on&ss=on&i=off&lg=s&vis=on&D=on&d=on&c=off&geo=zip&zip=&m=72&.cgifields=nx&.cgifields=nh&.cgifields=mf&.cgifields=ss&.s=Create+Calendar
    2015 Apr 4 (Passover)
    http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?year=2015&month=4&yt=G&v=1&nh=on&nx=on&mf=on&ss=on&i=off&lg=s&vis=on&D=on&d=on&c=off&geo=zip&zip=&m=72&.cgifields=nx&.cgifields=nh&.cgifields=mf&.cgifields=ss&.s=Create+Calendar
    2015 Sep 28 (Sukkot)
    http://www.hebcal.com/hebcal/?year=2015&month=9&yt=G&v=1&nh=on&nx=on&mf=on&ss=on&i=off&lg=s&vis=on&D=on&d=on&c=off&geo=zip&zip=&m=72&.cgifields=nx&.cgifields=nh&.cgifields=mf&.cgifields=ss&.s=Create+Calendar

    It is the LAST time the Tetrad shall coincide with the LORD's Feasts for 567 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question.

      a) I don't really know.

      b) Eve Sukkot isn't a holy day according to the scriptures.

      c) Modern Jewish calendars don't follow the Bible. It's impossible to know what exactly what day the holy days will fall on since each month depends on the visibility of the moon. However, best estimates seem to suggest that Sept 28th, 2015 won't be Sukkot.

  15. QUESTION:
    What do you think will happen at 2012?

    • ANSWER:
      God doesn't go by the Mayan calendar!
      They had all kinds of practices that were based on fear and death.

      God has his own calendar involving feast days, first laid out in Leviticus 23.
      Jesus' birth, crucifixion ascension and Pentecost (the giving of the new Life) corresponded to those days... why not his return?

      God points to sun darkened and moon turned to blood as the last sign... eclipses would do this, just as it is believed there were eclipses at other significant times and from Genesis 1 God gave the heavenly bodies as signs.

      In 2014-15 there will be 6 eclipses on special days... when Jesus returns his brightess will eclipse the sun.

      Of couse none of us knows when our PERSONAL "last days" are so the only sensible thing is to get your eternal life now!

      You need to be "born again" by receiving God's Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues, just like we all have ...

  16. QUESTION:
    why is Hanukkah on different days each year?
    Hanukkah Dates

    Hanukkah is a eight-day holiday both in Israel and outside of Israel.

    Hanukkah begins at sundown on:
    Friday December 11 in 2009
    Wednesday December 1 in 2010
    Tuesday December 20 in 2011
    Saturday December 8 in 2012
    Wednesday November 27 in 2013
    Tuesday December 16 in 2014
    Sunday December 6 in 2015

    • ANSWER:
      It is on the same day each year according to Jewish claendar

      The Jewish calendar is based on three astronomical phenomena: the rotation of the Earth about its axis (a day); the revolution of the moon about the Earth (a month); and the revolution of the Earth about the sun (a year). These three phenomena are independent of each other, so there is no direct correlation between them. On average, the moon revolves around the Earth in about 29½ days. The Earth revolves around the sun in about 365¼ days, that is, about 12.4 lunar months.

      The Gregorian calendar used by most of the world has abandoned any correlation between the moon cycles and the month, arbitrarily setting the length of months to 28, 30 or 31 days.

      The Jewish calendar, however, coordinates all three of these astronomical phenomena. Months are either 29 or 30 days, corresponding to the 29½-day lunar cycle. Years are either 12 or 13 months, corresponding to the 12.4 month solar cycle.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone or anybody know what a "blue moon" is?

    • ANSWER:
      Beer that is good. Just kidding.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). June 2007 will have two full moons: the first on June 1, the second on June 30—that second full moon is called the blue moon.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definitition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.
      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

  18. QUESTION:
    when is the next solar eclipse?
    for science thanks and gracias
    i live in pilot va
    and when can you see it fromm here

    • ANSWER:
      The next solar eclipse you'll see will be just before sunset of October 23, 2014. As the sun is setting, about 45% of the solar disc will be covered by the moon. (You may have to climb Pilot Mountain to see it, since those with a clear view of the southwestern horizon will get the best look.)

      You have a long wait for the next total eclipse in Pilot. The September 14, 2099 one will just miss you. It will be total in Roanoke, but just 99% partial in your community. October 17, 2153, just nips Lee County in the western corner of the state, but once again your distant descendants will see just a deep partial.

      Mark your calendar now, and then stick it in a time capsule (giggles): April 14, 2200 is your date, when a total eclipse sweeps along the Virginia-WV border. If you live to be 200 (and can still see) you'll have the best seats in the nation that morning.

      In reality, August 21, 2017 is going to be your best chance. Southern Virginia will see a 90% partial eclipse of the sun around 2:45 p.m. that afternoon. In fact, drive to South Carolina and you'll get to witness a total eclipse of the sun! Don't miss it!

      Don't want to wait that long? there's a total LUNAR eclipse in just two weeks! Wednesday evening, February 20th, the partial eclipse starts at 8:43 p.m. Eastern Time, with totality arriving at 10 p.m. sharp (Eastern Time).

  19. QUESTION:
    i heard there is going to be a blue moon soon , is it true what does it mean?

    i always thought it ment that a smrof was born.

    • ANSWER:
      Although the full moon that occurred Thursday, May 31, 2007, looked like an ordinary full moon, it was actually a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). May 2007 had two full moons: the first on May 2, the second on May 31—that second full moon was called the blue moon.

      Note that the May 31 date applies to most of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. In the Eastern Hemisphere, the full moon in question occured on June 1. For that half of the world, the blue moon will be on June 30, 2007.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      For a fuller explanation see http://www.inconstantmoon.com/cyc_blue.htm. For more background information on the controversy over the two definitions of blue moon, see the Sky and Telescope article, "What's a Blue Moon?" In it they explain how the two different definitions of a blue moon came about—including their own role in introducing the second, modern definition.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.
      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

  20. QUESTION:
    blood red moons on holy days end of times?
    can someone explain this to me if you know the full story about how in 2014 and 2015 on passover and some other jewish festival these blood red moons will appear as a sign of Jesus return
    paula Jesus was a jew that why they believe the jewish festivals is a sign to them

    • ANSWER:
      Since the months in the Hebrew calendar are aligned with lunar months and since Passover is observed on a full moon, the occurrence of a lunar eclipse on Passover is not particularly unusual. On average, there are 2.4 lunar eclipses a year so that means that one will occur on Passover about once every 6 years. If you restrict yourself to total lunar eclipses, the figure becomes once every 18 years.
      It's not a sign of anything except regular and repeatable phenomena in the sky.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a blue moon ?
    what is a blue moon ?
    when does it start what day/time to what day/time ?
    when was the last one?

    • ANSWER:
      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). June 2007 will have two full moons: the first on June 1, the second on June 30—that second full moon is called the blue moon.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definitition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue, We must believe that it is true.Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

      When was the last time and when's the next time?
      May 31, 2007 was the last time and the next time is November 21, 2010

  22. QUESTION:
    if there are two months with two full moons in a row what are the overall implications of that?
    the full moon june first was at 1 am gmt

    • ANSWER:
      Although the full moon that occurred Thursday, May 31, 2007, looked like an ordinary full moon, it was actually a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). May 2007 had two full moons: the first on May 2, the second on May 31—that second full moon was called the blue moon.

      Note that the May 31 date applies to most of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States. In the Eastern Hemisphere, the full moon in question occurred on June 1. For that half of the world, the blue moon will be on June 30, 2007.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar. Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.
      Twice in a Blue Moon

      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.

      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

      Love & Blessings
      Milly

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you believe the world will come to an end at 2012?

    • ANSWER:
      God doesn't go by the Mayan calendar!
      They had all kinds of practices that were based on fear and death.

      God has his own calendar involving feast days, first laid out in Leviticus 23.
      Jesus' birth, crucifixion ascension and Pentecost (the giving of the new Life) corresponded to those days... why not his return?

      God points to sun darkened and moon turned to blood as the last sign... eclipses would do this, just as it is believed there were eclipses at other significant times and from Genesis 1 God gave the heavenly bodies as signs.

      In 2014-15 there will be 6 eclipses on special days... when Jesus returns his brightess will eclipse the sun.

      Of couse none of us knows when our PERSONAL "last days" are so the only sensible thing is to get your eternal life now!

      You need to be "born again" by receiving God's Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues, just like we all have ...

  24. QUESTION:
    When is Ramadong for Muslims?
    When does it start?

    • ANSWER:
      Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān, Arabic pronunciation: [rɑmɑˈdˤɑːn]) (also Ramadhan, Ramadaan, Ramazan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until sunset. Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality. It is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎, trans: Allah) and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about eleven days each year depending on the moon. Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind, being the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

      The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year and contains no intercalation, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons. The Islamic day starts after sunset. The actual and estimated start and end dates for Ramadan in 2005–2015 were and are as follows:
      CE / AD AH First day Last day
      2005 1426 4 October 2 November
      2006 1427 24 September 23 October
      2007 1428 13 September 12 October
      2008 1429 1 September 30 September
      2009 1430[1] 22 August 20 September
      2010 1431[1] 11 August 9 September
      2011 1432[1] 1 August 29 August
      2012 1433[1] 20 July 18 August
      2013 1434[1] 9 July 7 August
      2014 1435[1] 28 June 27 July
      2015 1436[1] 18 June 16 July

  25. QUESTION:
    Did anyone know this about Dec 21st, 2012?
    There have been 514 leap years since Caesar created it in 45 B.C.E. Without the extra day every four years, today would be July 28th, 2013.
    The Mayan calendar did not account for leap year, so technically the world should have ended 7 months ago.
    Did that blow your mind or what??
    I've thought 2012 was BS since the rumors started coming around.. It's still a somewhat interesting fact though, whether or not you believe in it.

    • ANSWER:
      This is actually wrong for a few reasons:

      1). The Mayan calendar actually doesn't need to account for leap year. The Mayans had multiple calendars, one for tracking the moon's lunar cycle, one for tracking the solar year. But the calendar that people are talking about is the Long Calendar, which was only a way of counting time.
      2). There have actually only been 511 leap years since 45 BCE, because in 1582 CE we switched to the Gregorian calendar which skips leap year on every year dividable by 100, but not those also dividable by 400.
      3). Since in 1582 CE they reset the calender to be the same as 325 CE, that would be equivalent to 410 leap years.
      4). The Mayan calendar started August 11, 3114 BCE, meaning they would have forgotten 1242 leap years.
      5). Leap years push the calendar forward. If the Mayans hadn't accounted for it, that would place the end of the world 514 days (assuming the 514 is correct, which doesn't make sense) into the future, not the past. Meaning it would be May 19th, 2014, not December 21st, 2012. Or May 16th, 2016 if you go by the 1242 days the Mayans actually would have forgotten.
      6). The 2012 end of the world idea is wrong because people confused the Mayan calendar ending with the Mayan's predicting the end of the world. They just stopped craving out the calendar, must have thought 5126 years was enough to start.
      7). The whole galactic alignment thing where the earth, sun, and galaxy's center are aligned.... well that happens every year around December 21st.
      8). The Mayans' obsession with December 21st, 2012 was that it was when their calendar turned over a new bak'tun, which is similar to our Millennium.

  26. QUESTION:
    I was born on 6th July, 1932 at Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh at 5-50A.M.On date can I celebrate my Sa?
    date can i celebrate my Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshan ( or Poorna chandrodayam )

    • ANSWER:
      you were born on wednesday sudda trutiya/thadiya aashadam year 1989 as per hindu calender.
      Hindu lunisolar Chaitra Buddhavara, Ashadha 3, 1989 V.E., from sunrise
      from aashada 3 1989 to Chaitra pournami 2070 there are 1000 full moons

      Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshan is 1000th full moon observation in one of his life,you can get exact day if you have all calenders from 1932 to till date and wait for 1000th full moon,it requires count in hindu calender,or manual observation with the help of parents /grand parents

      next year ugadi will be on April 11th 2013,11+15=25th Apr 2013 will be your 1000th full moon
      will appear on 25th Apr 2013 i,e Chaitra pournima 2070 ,15th day after upcoming ugadi.on full moon day
      Proof:
      here is analysis,click download to watch information of all years cross verify with calendars
      http://www.mediafire.com/?cf7cmdmkm7mrd4d
      these are hindu calenders from 1932 to 2014 i,e 1989 to 2070(hindu)

      any doubts still
      http://zbnf.weebly.com/letter31223143309431223137.html

  27. QUESTION:
    when does blue moon happens?

    • ANSWER:
      Although the full moon occurring Saturday, June 30, 2007, will look like an ordinary full moon, it will actually be a bit extraordinary—a blue moon.

      What is a Blue Moon?
      There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon. According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days). June 2007 will have two full moons: the first on June 1, the second on June 30—that second full moon is called the blue moon.

      The Other Kind of Blue Moon
      An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons? The answer is complex, and has to do with the Christian ecclesiastical calendar.

      Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve. Since the identity of the moons was important in the ecclesiastical calendar (the Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon skewed the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons. By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

      For a fuller explanation see http://www.inconstantmoon.com/cyc_blue.htm. For more background information on the controversy over the two definitions of blue moon, see the Sky and Telescope article, "What's a Blue Moon?" In it they explain how the two different definitions of a blue moon came about—including their own role in introducing the second, modern definition.

      A Star Rating for the Modern Blue Moon
      Although Sky & Telescope calls the modern blue moon definitition "trendy" and a "mistake," the fact that there is an older, preexisting (and more complicated) definition does not necessarily make it the more interesting or meaningful definition. Charting the "third full moon in four full moons" in a season isn't everyone's idea of an fascinating enterprise. The modern, "trendy" definition, however, points to an intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!

      How Often Does a Blue Moon Occur?
      Over the next twenty years there will be a total of 17 blue moons, with an almost equal number of both types of blue moons occurring. No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

      The more recent phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month, last occurred on July 31, 2004. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.

      The other, older blue moon event, which happens when there are four full moons in a season, last occured in August 2005. Since this type of blue moon is reckoned according to the seasons, it can only occur in February, May, August, or November, about a month before the equinox or the solstice.

      Twice in a Blue Moon
      The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definitition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.

      The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March. That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon. For January and March to each have two full moons, it's necessary for February to have none at all. Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

      Once in a Blue Moon
      "Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression long before it developed its calendrical senses. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in 1528:

      If they say the moon is blue,
      We must believe that it is true.
      Saying the moon was blue was equivalent to saying the moon was made of green (or cream) cheese; it indicated an obvious absurdity. In the 19th century, the phrase until a blue moon developed, meaning "never." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"—whether it gained that meaning through association with the lunar event remains uncertain.

  28. QUESTION:
    can someone who is good at maping the moon help me?
    well i was talking to a Christian who says 2014-2015 there will be 4 blood red moons over two jewish festivals these people claim it is a sign to the end of times because this even never happen on a holy day and never will again if you can.can someone tell me if this is true has there ever been a day when a a moon eclipse happened on a holiday or will there ever be another one even if it thousands of years from now. the mayans were able to state when a eclipse was going to happen up to 2012 so given the tech we have im sure it be pretty easy for someone who knows what their doing

    • ANSWER:
      If by "blood red moon" you mean a total lunar eclipse (what the fuck *are* you talking about?), there are four, 15 April and 8 October 2014, and 4 April and 28 September 2015.

      Since the Jewish calendar is synchronized with moon phases, and total eclipses always happen at full moons, it's not surprising, except to an utter simpleton, that total lunar eclipses tend to happen on Jewish festivals.

  29. QUESTION:
    Astronomy/ Lunar Eclipses?
    This is a bit of a strange question but it has been puzzling me for some time now. First off, there have been 7, about to be 8, times that a lunar eclipse has fallen on the Jewish holidays of Passover and Sukkot during both of two consecutive years since 1 AD. These began in 162/163 A.D., and occurred thereafter in 795/796 A.D., 842/843 A.D., 860/861 A.D., 1493/1494 A.D., 1949/1950 A.D., 1967/1968 A.D., with the eighth tetrad scheduled to occur in 2014/2015 A.D. This is not difficult to explain because both of those holidays take place during the middle of the month on the Jewish calendar( which is a lunar calendar), therefore the holidays mentioned would both occur on a night of a full moon( which of course is necessary to a lunar eclipse) every year. The thing that has come to my attention is that the tetrads of 795/796, 842/843, 860/861 and 1949/1950, 1967/1968, 2014/2015 both have the exact same number of years spaced between the tetrads. 47 and 18, 18 and 47. I was wondering if anyone could explain this to me. Is there some sort of eclipse cycle or something that can account for this?

    • ANSWER:
      The points in the Moon's orbit where it crosses the plane of the Earth's orbit are known as nodes. For a lunar eclipse to occur, the Full Moon must occur near one of these nodes. The nodes rotate around the plane of the Earth's orbit once every 18.6 years. This means that the dates of lunar eclipses will return to the same time of year every 9 years. So the 18 year cycle is manifesting itself in your dates.
      Also, 18.6 x 2.5 = 46.5 so after 47 years, the nodes have completed 2.5 rotations, so again eclipses are likely to recur on similar dates.

  30. QUESTION:
    What if Jesus came back in 2010 ?

    • ANSWER:
      The Kingdom is at Hand, the Right of God and The Power of God among the peoples on earth as written. And He will clear His threashing floor of those who do not produce fruit of The Spirit of God in keeping with repentance unto goodness, faith, meekness, self-control, love, joy, peace, patience. But the greatest of these things is love for love comes from God and God is Love; for the gift of God is of Himself which is eternal Life through The Son of Man. That He should give them Life to whomsoever He chooses in His Kingdom and especially those who have faith. For Faith is being sure of what has not occured yet, and confident of what was not yet substance to the senses of the experiences of seeing with the eyes of the common person.

      Wouldn't a more likely interpretation of Scripture be that no one knows the hour or the day of the Coming? Yet, it is also given 2012, 2013, and the year 2014. This makes the potential target date to be 2020.

      2020-1999 = 21 years minus or plus five months of 1999 and starting from the double new moon Sabbaths in 2013 and 2014 and the center of the galaxy in 2012 (which are significant celestial chain of events). which I do not believe that there has been a two year consecutive double new moon Sabbath event since the Prophetic Calendar was given to Moses and Israel.

      Now, then comes the time to destroy those who destroy the earth is written. For the beast from the earth will cause the mark of the number of his name to be implemented as commerce worship to Mammon in confirming this covenant along with 10 worldwide leaders who will subdue the whole earth so that no one can buy or sell in the open free market without taking the mark.

  31. QUESTION:
    who knows the answer ??..10 points for the 1st correct answer.?
    Just how meny Rats are there & what are thay all called ??
    Tip......Think of Astronomy in China.
    Michael G ....geting there.
    Raymond......almost got it
    Yes Raymond......got it ......well done.

    • ANSWER:
      (ny original posting talked of 4 cycles, not five -- this is the corrected version):

      I did not know that there were more than one.

      I know there are five Dragons, the main one being the Golden Dragon (or metal dragon). The year of the golden Dragon returns every 60 years (the last one was during our year 2000).

      60 years = 5 cycles of 12 years (the 12 animals).

      60 years was, for many people, approximately one lifetime; it was also probably enough to account for the duration of any emperor's reign.

      So I would guess that there are 5 rats to match the 5 dragons. However, one must be careful: the type of animal does change throughout a cycle.

      First, let's take care of the rats:

      5 cycles of 12 years (total = 60 years)

      Wood Rat
      Fire Rat
      Earth Rat (2008)
      Metal Rat (2020)
      Water Rat (2032)

      Now, for the present cycle (the Rat is the first animal of each cycle):

      2008: Earth Rat
      2009: Earth Ox (beef)
      2010: Metal Tiger
      2011: Metal Hare
      2012: Water Dragon
      2013: Water Snake
      2014: Wood Horse
      2015: Wood Sheep
      2016: Fire Monkey
      2017: Fire Rooster
      2018: Earth Dog
      2019: Earth Pig

      The year always begins with the second New Moon after the December solstice. For example, the year of the Earth Ox will begin on January 26, 2009. In the Chinese Calendar, the first day of the new year is also the first day of Spring (their seasons are ahead of ours -- those of us in the northern hemisphere, that is).

      ---

      I just found this nice story on wikipedia:
      Supposedly, the twelve animals fought over the precedence of the animals in the cycle of years in the calendar, so the Chinese gods held a contest to determine the order. All the animals lined up on the bank of a river and were given the task of getting to the opposite shore. Their order in the calendar would be set by the order in which the animals managed to reach the other side. The cat wondered how he would get across if he was afraid of water. At the same time, the ox wondered how he would cross with his poor eyesight. The calculating rat suggested that he and the cat jump onto the ox's back and guide him across. The ox was steady and hard-working so that he did not notice a commotion on his back. In the meanwhile, the rat sneaked up behind the unsuspecting cat and shoved him into the water. Just as the ox came ashore, the rat jumped off and finished the race first. The lazy pig came to the far shore in twelfth place. And so the rat got the first year named after him, the ox got the second year, and the pig ended up as the last year in the cycle. The cat finished too late to win any place in the calendar, and vowed to be the enemy of the rat forevermore.

  32. QUESTION:
    can los angeles see an eclispe?
    just wondering

    • ANSWER:
      Hi L.A!

      Of course you can see eclipses from Los Angeles! It was only the March 3rd eclipse that people on the west coast missed, because this one happened on the other side of the world.

      Get out your calendar and mark these dates (other readers, note, these are all in Pacific Time for people on the US west coast):

      TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
      Night of August 27-28, 2007 - This summer. Eclipse starts at 1:51 a.m. Pacific Time, with mid-eclipse at 3:38 a.m.

      TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
      Evening of February 20, 2008 - A sundown eclipse for the west coast, the perfect timing for you. The partial eclipse begins precisely at sunset, 5:43 p.m. Mid-eclipse at 7:26 p.m.

      PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
      Early morning of June 26, 2010 - You'll only be able to catch the end of this partial eclipse. It starts at 3:17 a.m. but the moon sets before the eclipse ends.

      And there will be many more lunar eclipses.

      The eclipses of the sun are the hard ones to catch. There's a partial eclipse on March 18 (a week from Sunday), visible (on March 19th) in India, China and Siberia, as well as far western Alaska (on the 18th), but it happens at night for people in California, so you can't see it. Here are the next few that you can see:

      PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
      Late afternoon May 20, 2012 - This will be an annular eclipse of the sun, where the moon moves completely across the sun's face but the lunar disc does not appear large enough to completely cover it. In Los Angeles you'll see a deep partial eclipse shortly before sunset, but if you drive to northern California, you can get into the path of annularity.

      PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
      Mid-afternoon of October 23, 2014 - You see about half the sun's disc covered, about 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

      PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
      Morning of August 21, 2017 - This will be the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the United States since February 1979. You'd have to drive to Oregon to see the total eclipse, but California will be under a partial eclipse starting at 9:05 a.m., with mid-eclipse at 10:20 a.m. Pacific Time.

      Of course, what your waiting to know is, when will be the next TOTAL eclipse of the sun visible at Los Angeles? You'll have a bit of a wait, I'm afraid. It's going to be just after sunrise of September 3, 2472 which, if you think about it, is in the time of Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame! So, perhaps there is a grain of truth in some of the goofy answers others have given. (giggles)

  33. QUESTION:
    WW3 when why and how?
    I was just thinking, our history class is goiing over the world wars, and wondered what exactly (because I truley believe it will come about) world war three would be.
    What places would it take place?
    Why would it start (if it hasn't started yet!)?
    Who would win...?

    I was thinking of different peices like would it started because of power hungry "I want more land!" countries, would it be another attept of genicide? Would it change and be natural resources?
    Whose on what side?

    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If World War 3 has already started (which is hasn't), you would not be able to ask this question because you would be living a sh*t life. Without a doubt the war would also take place on US soil. If it would start elsewhere like Europe, then it would constantly be over the news and your school would practice drills of getting you to a fallout place (which is completely useless, fallout bunkers won't save you from radiation, and neither will canned food).

      There are a few reasons WWIII could start. Here are some:
      Oil - By the 2015's, there will be a low amount of oil and will be wars for natural gas and oil (Iraq is one reason we are there, oil). Some say that China will invade Taiwan and Siberia for oil, though i doubt about the Siberia part because China is part of the SCO. Russia supplies more then 75% of natural gas to some European countries through Ukraine, and there was recently a problem with GAZ prom that left many Europeans without heat (Political problems, Ukraine not paying Russia and stealing gas).

      Fresh water - I completely agree with the person who said water will be a cause. It is true because we do not have the technology to convert ocean water into purified water. And if WWIII will include a nuclear weapons used, then even if the war isn't because of water, most fresh water will be radiated, making you puke your inside organs if you would drink that.

      Accident - If one nuke is launched by accident and goes off in foreign territory, that is automatically WWIII. No negotiations, no meeting, just a strike back. There have been problems where the US and USSR in 1980's experienced computer problems which showed a simulation running, but thought it was the real thing, were almost ready to launch nukes. This happened once on both sides and the movie "War Games" is a good example of the situation.

      Terrorism / Religion - Islamic fundamentalists and other factions want nukes, so they can detonate it where ever they want to and do god knows what with it. Alliances are different which will cause different support.

      If a nuclear war does go off, the most likely sides are US, NATO, EU vs. Russia, SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) which includes China and some former USSR republics, and Iran as an observer, India vs. Terrorist groups and militants vs. private military factions.

      It is a high possibility that if the world will be in ruins, then many more private military corporations and factions will be formed and this time they will legally engage anyone, because there is noone to stop them.

      Many prophets such as Nostradamus, Vanga, and the Holy Bible predicted WWIII and Judgment day during 2010-2014 (judgement day in 2012, also when the Mayan calendar ends) but i personally do not believe in that. If it does occur though, then if Earth will magically survive the war (which will be insanely hard, weather and food and mutations will change from nukes and the population may be decreased to about 500 million) then the world will live in a Dystopian society for a very long time.

      History - Before there was a large chance during the Cold War that WWIII would occur between the USSR and the US, because of government, so it would be Communism / Socialism vs. Capitalism and the use of puppet states to fight their wars for them

      The new cold war - Without a doubt there will now be a space race between America and China to land on the moon, Obama even admitted it but even before the election, was a high possibility, and India might join in as well while Russia supports China. Russia is also trying to get military ties with US, for example by inventing a stealth planes (Sukhoi T-50) or a smaller but twice as better conventional bomb (Father of all bombs).
      Personally I think WWIII will happen, but we just have to wait and see.

  34. QUESTION:
    why dus easter chang?

    • ANSWER:
      Because the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church cannot agree on a fixed date. Therefore we are stick with a day decided for us by the phases of the Moon - which as you know does not have a fixed anything and only has a 28 day month.

      Orthodox Easter Dates
      2012 - Easter Sunday - April 15th
      2013 - Easter Sunday - May 5th
      2014 - Easter Sunday - April 20th (same)
      2015 - Easter Sunday - April 12th
      2016 - Easter Sunday - May 1st
      2017 - Easter Sunday - April 16th (same)

      Catholic Easter Dates
      Good Friday (Friday, April 6, 2012)
      Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 7, 2012)
      Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 8, 2012)

      As you can see, while Christians in the Western Roman Empire will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 8th 2012, the Christians of the Eastern Roman Empire will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 15th 2012.

      Why is that then?

      Here in the West we are using the Gregorian Calendar while over in the East they are using the Julian Calendar (Julian as in Julius Caesar).

      Gregorian Calendar
      http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/custom.html?year=2012&month=3&country=22&typ=1&cols=1&df=1

      Julian Calendar where it is still only 10th March 2012
      http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2012&country=23

      Hope the above helps explain a bit. It's all to do with calendars anyway and Moon phases and stary gaze thing.

      City of Athens - Orthodox Easter

      Vatican City - Catholic Easter

      Just like to add that at no place in the Holy Bible is Easter (as a celebration) ever mentioned, not did the Apostles celebrate it either.

      The purpose of the Easter comes as a sort of blanket to block out a previous Pagan festival of the rites of Spring which still takes place anyway.

  35. QUESTION:
    Where will nuclear war break out?
    I was just thinking that nuclear war is inevitable. The information and resources required to produce a nuclear device cannot be kept from every regime in the world indefinitely. Eventually the wrong people will figure it out. If it takes 200 years, it will happen. I personally don't think it will take that long. No one could keep Pakistan and India from developing nukes. North Korea and Iran both seem close to producing one. So I was wondering what are some other people's predictions of where world war 3 will begin? I thought if anywhere, it would be Kashmir, but with insurgents poised to take control of nuclear Pakistan, the US could be forced to use nukes to prevent terrorists from getting hold of nukes of their own. So my best guess would be Islamabad right now, I think.

    • ANSWER:
      f it will, there things will occur. Without a doubt the war would take place on US soil. If it would start elsewhere like Europe, then it would constantly be over the news and your school would practice drills of getting you to a fallout place (which is completely useless, fallout bunkers won't save you from radiation, and neither will canned food).

      There are a few reasons WWIII could start. Here are some:
      Oil - By the 2015's, there will be a low amount of oil and will be wars for natural gas and oil (Iraq is one reason we are there, oil). Some say that China will invade Taiwan and Siberia for oil, though i doubt about the Siberia part because China is part of the SCO. Russia supplies more then 75% of natural gas to some European countries through Ukraine, and there was recently a problem with GAZ prom that left many Europeans without heat (Political problems, Ukraine not paying Russia and stealing gas).

      Fresh water - It is true because we do not have the technology to convert ocean water into purified water. And if WWIII will include a nuclear weapons used, then even if the war isn't because of water, most fresh water will be radiated, making you puke your inside organs if you would drink that.

      Accident - If one nuke is launched by accident and goes off in foreign territory, that is automatically WWIII. No negotiations, no meeting, just a strike back. There have been problems where the US and USSR in 1980's experienced computer problems which showed a simulation running, but thought it was the real thing, were almost ready to launch nukes. This happened once on both sides and the movie "War Games" is a good example of the situation.

      Terrorism / Religion - Islamic fundamentalists and other factions want nukes, so they can detonate it where ever they want to and do god knows what with it. Alliances are different which will cause different support.

      If a nuclear war does go off, the most likely sides are US, NATO, EU vs. Russia, SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) which includes China and some former USSR republics, and Iran as an observer, India vs. Terrorist groups and militants vs. private military factions.

      It is a high possibility that if the world will be in ruins, then many more private military corporations and factions will be formed and this time they will legally engage anyone, because there is noone to stop them.

      Many prophets such as Nostradamus, Vanga, and the Holy Bible predicted WWIII and Judgment day during 2010-2014 (judgement day in 2012, also when the Mayan calendar ends) but i personally do not believe in that. If it does occur though, then if Earth will magically survive the war (which will be insanely hard, weather and food and mutations will change from nukes and the population may be decreased to about 500 million) then the world will live in a Dystopian society for a very long time.

      History - Before there was a large chance during the Cold War that WWIII would occur between the USSR and the US, because of government, so it would be Communism / Socialism vs. Capitalism and the use of puppet states to fight their wars for them

      The new cold war - Without a doubt there will now be a space race between America and China to land on the moon, Obama even admitted it but even before the election, was a high possibility, and India might join in as well while Russia supports China. Russia is also trying to get military ties with US, for example by inventing a stealth planes (Sukhoi T-50) or a smaller but twice as better conventional bomb (Father of all bombs).
      Personally I think WWIII will happen, but we just have to wait and see. And who will rise? Not America, either China will become Superpower or the world will no longer exist. We have enough weapons to destroy 60 billion people.


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