No solid theoretical explanation underlies the Titius–Bode law, but so far this regularity remains one of most curious in Astronomy. Besides, it has a rather interesting story.
Strictly speaking, the first mention of a series approximating the Titius–Bode law was found in David Gregory’s The Elements of Astronomy published in 1715. In it he says, “…supposing the distance of the Earth from the Sun to be divided into 10 equal parts, of these the distance of Mercury will be about 4, of Venus 7, of Mars 15, of Jupiter 52, and that of Saturn 95…” Continue reading →
…After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed “Planet X”…
…Researchers previously had theorized about the existence of this large but unseen celestial body, suspected to lie somewhere beyond the orbit of Pluto. In addition to “Planet X,” the body had garnered other nicknames, including “Nemesis” and “Tyche”… Continue reading →
October 30 Black Moon belongs to the most common type of Black Moons – 2nd New Moon in a single calendar month, they occur quite often, about once every 29 months. Another question, that Black Moon on the eve of Halloween with Moon itself in Scorpio… It is a bit weird, isn’t it? 🙂 Perhaps it is just a kind of “celestial performance” that Cosmos loves showing… Although it is worth saying that according to some sources (and I share this opinion) Moon in Scorpio is a very strong Archetype in Astrology (a thoughtform, or a combination causing the context for thinking on a certain subject and influencing our behavior) mainly associated with a major Arcanum in Tarot – the Fool, sometimes XXII, sometimes None. Continue reading →
From astrological point of view our life can be described simply as a chain of events with a certain length. Events, in their substance, include Place, Time and some Actions; all three components are a must, otherwise events are not formed. In this triad I would describe Time as a unique impulse supporting the transfer of an element of information. From astrological point of view any event in the material world looks like a bit of information per second/minute/hour…Continue reading →
There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing August 18 event as a penumbral Lunar Eclipse. In fact, final calculations show that the Sun, Earth and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day but actually there will be no lunar eclipse, please have a look at the image. It is a very curious and unusual celestial case that may be conventionally called Almost Lunar Eclipse. Or may be Eclipse without Shadow, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. But the nearest Lunar Eclipse will be available for us 🙂 on September 16th, 2016. Source:http://www.timeanddate.com