maternal lunacy

by theuglyearring

Hevelius_Map_of_the_Moon_1647

(map of the moon)

internal dialogue: Could there be “the existence of a biological rhythm of human aggression which resonates with the lunar synodic cycle?”

translation: will baby number two be born during the full moon?

some random finds for

August 6, 2009

Perhaps full moons are over-rated. Tempting birth days:

August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year’s peak occurs on the morning of August 12, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 – August 22. The waning gibbous moon will provide some interference in the early morning, so the best viewing will be in the evening before it rises. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight.

August 14 – Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view  and photograph Jupiter and its moons.

August 17 – Neptune at Opposition. The blue planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view Neptune, although it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.

August 20 – New Moon

(via calendar of celestial events)

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