Celebrating Year of the Fire Rooster, 2017

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven … [Read more...]

10 Tips to help you thrive ‘post’ Lunar Eclipse

All the talk of biblical prophecy aside, in many cultures the belief exists that full moons and lunar eclipses have some kind of impact of human feelings and behaviour. For example, in ancient cultures, it was strongly believed that the lunar cycle impacted women’s hormones and fertility. Given that full moons do impact the tides, and the human body is at least 70% water, maybe it makes sense that lunar eclipses could have some impact on women’s menstrual cycles or on the body’s circadian … [Read more...]

Earth Sky, New Moon launches 2015 on JAN 20

We will have six supermoons in 2015, and the first of the bunch is to fall on January 20, 2015. January 20-21, Aquarius New Moon The Aquarius New Moon brings a fresh energy into all social situations. Connections to Mercury and Venus add a sweet, friendly quality that will help you get to know someone new better, or provide meaningful support to a friend. What, you say? Supermoon? But the moon isn’t anywhere near full on this date! That’s right. This isn’t a full supermoon. Rather, … [Read more...]

FULL MOON, any strange events you way?

On January 26, 2013 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only … [Read more...]

PM to attend Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Tết Celebration

PM to attend Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration January 19, 2013 Mississauga, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate today in a celebration hosted by the Vietnamese Association of Toronto marking the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. "I would like to extend my best wishes to all those celebrating the Vietnamese New Year in Canada and around the world," said Prime Minister Harper. "With more than 190,000 people of Vietnamese origin living in Canada today, we are proud … [Read more...]

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