The Perihelion Effect

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perihelion January 4, 2020

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Are December’s solstice and January’s perihelion related?

By EarthSky in Astronomy Essentials | Space | January 1, 2018 December solstice 2017 was December 21. Earth is closest to the sun for 2018 on January 2-3. Coincidence? Earth and sun via ISS Expedition 13/ NASA. Earth comes closest to the sun on January 3, 2018 at around 5:35 UTC; translate to your time zone. This event is called Earth’s perihelion. …

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zodiac, calendars and the eccentric orbit of the planet

What is the relationship between the calendar, the zodiac and the eccentric orbit of the planet?   Thought Experiment:  Many cultures have devised different calendar configurations.  What are the similarities and what do they share in common?   Or the Hebrew Lunar Calendar    

The Solar Deity

Sun worship is the oldest form of common worship and reverence. Science has reduced our concept of the sun to a flaming ball of gas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_deity

January Esoteric Holidays

https://www.northernway.org/mysteryschool/tag/perihelion/ JANUARY ESOTERIC HOLIDAYS Jan 1 – Jan 31 January/Janus – Dedicated to Old Roman God-Goddess Janus – Jana, who knows both past and future. Jan 2 thru 3 Feast of Old Greek Goddess Hekate / Hecate– who guides all through transitions and crisis. Jan 3 or 4 Earth Perihelion – when the Earth is closest to the Sun. (It is …

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Epiphany (holiday)

Epiphany (Greek for “to manifest” or “to show”), is a Christian feast day which celebrates the “shining forth” or revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus Christ. The feast falls on January 6. Western Christians commemorate the visitation of the Magi to the child Jesus on this day, i.e., his manifestation …

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The analemma

You may have wondered what that figure eight loop drawn on a globe is. It is the analemma. In astronomy, an analemma is a diagram showing the variation of the position of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year, as viewed at a fixed time of day and from a fixed …

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Today I found out the Earth is hottest when it is furthest from the Sun on its orbit, not when it is closest

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/12/the-earth-is-hottest-when-it-is-furthest-from-the-sun-on-its-orbit-not-when-it-is-closest/ Today I found out the Earth is hottest when it is furthest from the Sun on its orbit, not when it is closest. During the period when the Earth is furthest from the sun (aphelion), the average temperature of the entire planet is about 4°F (2.3°C) higher than when it is closest to the sun …

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“Solstice”

“Solstice” is a Latin word, by the way, coming to English from Old French and then Middle English, and originally derived from sol sun + status, the past participle of sistere to come to a stop, cause to stand. This makes sense if you think about the solstice as the sun’s path reaching an endpoint and then turning around and going the …

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the ancients realized this relationship through yoga, ritual and self study

By observing the body’s cycle superimposed over the calendar’s these sages and shamen made predictions based on their understanding of the celestial dynamics.  As records and observations improved, the calendar has changed significantly and holidays moved to suit these observations.  The heliocentric understanding of universe seemed absurd until Galileo re-interpreted the existing data into a new paradigm. …

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