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Austin Almanac: Week of April 25, 2010 to May 1, 2010

Beltane is May 1st

Here's a quick run-down of who is doing what for Beltane:

Tejas Web is hosting a Beltane ritual on May 1st at 3pm at the Vortex.

Earth Spirit Alliance is having a long weekend campout called Maiden Awakens which starts on April 29th (Thursday) and continues until May 3rd (Monday).

Full Moon occurs April 28th

The moon is 100% full at 7:18am here in Austin, Texas.

The Full moon is in Scorpio, placing the sun in Taurus.  Keep mind that Mercury is still retrograde.

Where is the Moon this week?

On Sunday, April 25: The moon ended last week and begins this week in Virgo.  The moon finally leaves Virgo at 1:22pm.  She is void-of-course for almost two hours, entering Libra at 3:18pm.

On Monday, April 26: The moon continues through Libra.

On Tuesday, April 27: The moon goes void-of-course at 2:46pm.  She enters watery Scorpio at 5:30pm.

On Wednesday, April 28: The moon, now full, continues through Scorpio.

On Thursday, April 29: Done in Scorpio at 7:41pm, the moon is void-of-course until 9:37pm.  She then enters Sagittarius.

On Friday, April 30: The moon continues in Sagittarius.

On Saturday, May 1: The moon continues another day, Beltane, through Sagittarius.

Sunrise / Sunset Table

The table shows both duration of daylight and duration of darkness for calculating planetary hours.  (Please refer to How to calculate planetary hours after sunrise and How to calculate planetary hours after sunset for more information.)

Day

Date

Sunrise

Duration of Daylight

Sunset

Duration of Darkness

Sunrise (after darkness)

Sunday

04/25

6:53

13 hr 12 min

20:05 (8:05)

10 hr 48 min

6:52

Monday

04/26

6:52

13 hr 13 min

20:06 (8:06)

10 hr 47 min

6:51

Tuesday

04/27

6:51

13 hr 15 min

20:06 (8:06)

10 hr 45 min

6:50

Wednesday

04/28

6:50

13 hr 16 min

20:07 (8:07)

10 hr 44 min

6:49

Thursday

04/29

6:49

13 hr 18 min

20:07 (8:07)

10 hr 42 min

6:49

Friday

04/30

6:49

13 hr 20 min

20:08 (8:08)

10 hr 40 min

6:48

Saturday

05/01

6:48

13 hr 21 min

20:09 (8:09)

10 hr 39 min

6:47

Moonrise / Moonset Table

The table converts the time from 24-hour clock to the common 12-hour civilian clock and includes information about the phase of the moon.


Day

Date

Moonrise

Moonset

Phase

Sunday

04/25

17:25 (5:25pm)

04:42 (4:42am)

Waxing gibbous

Monday

04/26

18:31 (6:31pm)

05:17 (5:17am)

Waxing gibbous

Tuesday

04/27

19:37 (7:37pm)

05:54 (5:54am)

Waxing gibbous

Wednesday

04/28

20:43 (8:43pm)

06:35 (6:35am)

Full Moon

Thursday

04/29

21:47 (9:47pm)

07:20 (7:20am)

Waning gibbous

Friday

04/30

22:48 (10:48pm)

08:09 (8:09am)

Waning gibbous

Saturday

04/24

23:42 (11:42pm)

09:02 (9:02am)

Waning gibbous

For more information:

United States Naval Observatory Sun and Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year

Unites States Naval Observatory Phases of the Moon Table

 

Comments

  • Terry Hurlbut - Creationism Examiner 4 years ago

    I can remember the May Pole at a school I attended. Of course, nobody knew the first thing about what it was about...

  • Glenn Borken-Fort Lauderdale New Age Examiner 4 years ago

    It's about the cycle of life, Terry!

  • Jesse - Tucson Atheism Examiner 4 years ago

    I have always liked the various interpretations of things. Our great grandparents were far simpler...after all if it rained they ate, and they worked and they died...no government handouts - etc...

    While I absolutely enjoy and love the current benefits of our modernized culture...there is something to be said for the old days.

    Maypoles, and hoops ... the old days...GREAT ARTICLE!

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