The Perihelion Effect

today is Johannes Kepler’s birthday

December 27th – It’s the birthday of astronomer Johannes Kepler, born to a poor mercenary in Württemberg, Germany (1571), who tracked the orbital path of Mars and published his three famous laws of planetary motion — which validated Copernicus’s theory of a sun-centered solar system — and later helped Isaac Newton discover the law of gravity.
Kepler was nearly blind from a smallpox epidemic when he was three, and he developed the first eyeglass designs for nearsightedness and farsightedness.
He was also the first to explain that

  • tides are caused by the moon,
  • the first to propose that the sun rotates on an axis,
  • and the first to use planetary cycles to calculate the year of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. …

  • Could Mercury going retrograde be affecting you. Astrologers and new…
    Read More

  • A new holiday with deep roots in historyWorld Perihelion Day…
    Read More

  • Chizhevsky: Physical Factors of the Historical Process
    In 1922 Alexander Chizhevsky [Алекса́ндр…
    Read More

  • From 1948 to 1997, the Institute of North Industrial Ecology…
    Read More

    Nature, which is never not lavish of herself, after a…
    Read More

  • Horoscope Hang-Up: Earth Rotation Changes Zodiac Signs
    By Megan Friedman @megancarolJan. 13, 2011
    Read More
Joseph Schuster

The Power of Perihelion

We are all familiar with the idea of holiday stress. That feeling that time is going by faster and faster from Autumn until New Years.

Read More »