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Austin Almanac: Week of April 4, 2010 to April 10, 2010

Where is the Moon this week?

On Sunday, April 4, the moon starts the day in Sagittarius, is void-of-course from 3:47pm until 8:06pm.  She then enters Capricorn.

On Monday, April 5, the moon continues through Capricorn.

On Tuesday, April 6, the moon's travels in Capricorn continue for another day.

On Wednesday, April 7, the moon finally leaves Capricorn at 3:17am.  She is void-of-course until 7:50am, when she enters Aquarius.

On Thursday, April 8, the moon spends another day in Aquarius.

On Friday, April 9, the moon is in Aquarius for most of the day.  She is void-of-course from 4:43pm to 8:47pm.  She ends the day in Pisces.

On Saturday, April 10, the moon continues through Pisces, finishing in the week there.

Last quarter occurs April 6th

The moon is half-illuminated on April 6 at 7:37am here in Austin, Texas.  The waxing phase of the moon makes this a great time to get rid of things -- physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.  Banish those habits of mind that no longer serve.  I suppose you could equate this with spring cleaning.  Take the time now to throw away the broken and useless things.  Take the time now to give away the things we no longer need or use or love.  A little house-keeping now will prepare us for next week's new moon.

An intro to the phases of the moon

Understanding what a waxing moon looks like, what gibbous means, etc. are necessary parts of most Pagan paths.  The video below is a quick introduction to the phases of the moon.  It was put together by a couple of sixth grade students for a science project. It is definitely not magical, but it is good information -- and it is easy to understand in spite of the "Complicated" song playing in background.

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

04/04

7:17

12 hr 35 min

19:52 (7:52)

11 hr 25 min

7:15

Monday

04/05

7:15

12 hr 37 min

19:52 (7:52)

11 hr 23 min

7:14

Tuesday

04/06

7:14

12 hr 39 min

19:53 (7:53)

11 hr 21 min

7:13

Wednesday

04/07

7:13

12 hr 41 min

19:53 (7:53)

11 hr 19 min

7:12

Thursday

04/08

7:12

12 hr 42 min

19:54 (7:54)

11 hr 18 min

7:11

Friday

04/09

7:11

12 hr 44 min

19:55 (7:55)

11 hr 16 min

7:09

Saturday

04/10

7:09

12 hr 46 min

19:55 (7:55)

11 hr 14 min

7:08

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

04/04

00:02 (12:02am)

10:15 (10:15am)

Waning gibbous

Monday

04/05

00:53 (12:53am)

11:11 (11:11am)

Waning gibbous

Tuesday

04/06

01:37 (1:37am)

12:07 (12:07pm)

Last quarter

Wednesday

04/07

02:16 (2:16am)

13:03 (1:03pm)

Waxing gibbous

Thursday

04/08

02:50 (2:50am)

13:57 (1:57pm)

Waxing gibbous

Friday

04/09

03:22 (3:22am)

14:51 (2:51pm)

Waxing gibbous

Saturday

04/03

03:51 (3:51am)

15:45 (3:45pm)

Waxing 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

  • montreal mental health & Montreal health exami 4 years ago

    good article

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

    Keep them coming. Nice pentacle.

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