Actual date of Candlemas (Imbolc)?

firecatpickles

I wonder if you get to have bun fights. I'd be in that.
I was thinking the exact opposite of this.

From US Naval Observatory MICA program:

UT1
2014 Feb 03 22:03:00.0 314.99984 + 0.00007 0.985763864
2014 Feb 03 22:04:00.0 315.00054 + 0.00007 0.985763966

2014 May 05 13:59:00.0 44.99974 - 0.00015 1.008600106
2014 May 05 14:00:00.0 45.00041 - 0.00015 1.008600272

2014 Aug 07 14:02:00.0 134.99971 + 0.00015 1.014075982
2014 Aug 07 14:03:00.0 135.00038 + 0.00015 1.014075874

2014 Nov 07 12:06:00.0 224.99956 - 0.00015 0.990990771
2014 Nov 07 12:07:00.0 225.00026 - 0.00015 0.990990602


Don't know how I missed this. Thank you! I am putting these dates (and times) on my calendar.
 

firecatpickles

The 4th of February is exactly between December solstice 2013 and March equinox 2014.
I just noticed this in thesmall print/footnotes: "Equinox and Solstice data from the U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington DC. Cross-Quarter moments are interpolated as the midway points between the Solstices and Equinoxes measured in degrees along the ecliptic. Former NASA scientist Rollin Gillespie uses this spatial method rather than simply splitting in half the time interval between a Solstice and an Equinox."
 

ravenest

We have everything set up for a ritual @

2014 Nov 07 12:06:00.0 224.99956 - 0.00015 0.990990771

except it clashed with someones lunch at Grandma's

... so we just do it friday night instead and no one has to go to work the next morning.

:laugh:
 

firecatpickles

We have everything set up for a ritual @

2014 Nov 07 12:06:00.0 224.99956 - 0.00015 0.990990771

except it clashed with someones lunch at Grandma's

... so we just do it friday night instead and no one has to go to work the next morning.

:laugh:

LOL

Didn't they do that with Christmas? Jesus was a Pisces ;)
 

ravenest

Yes ... it makes sense to celebrate Jesus' birthday when we are already on Christmas holidays.
 

firecatpickles

Makes total sense:
funny-Jesus-Dinosaur-together-rainbow.jpg