Earth Population Via Satellite

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest-yet views of the patterns of human settlements across our planet.

Satellite images of Earth at night—often referred to as “night lights”—have been a curiosity for the public and a tool of fundamental research for at least 25 years. They have provided a broad, beautiful picture, showing how humans have shaped the planet and lit up the darkness. Produced every decade or so, such maps have spawned hundreds of pop-culture uses and dozens of economic, social science, and environmental research projects.

But what would happen if scientists removed the moonlight, fires, and other natural sources of light and updated such nighttime images yearly, monthly, or even daily? A research team led by NASA Earth scientist Miguel Román plans to find out this year.

To read the rest of the scientific article please click on this link: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90008

Anne Boleyn Speaks

Note: I have not hear this tale and leave it to you to decide if it is all of partly true.

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To say the King fancied me is an understatement. To say he loved or adored me is misleading as well.   In truth, King Henry the Eighth was obsessed with me. Obsessed in a way most would consider quite unnatural.  This of course was no fault of his own. He was but human.  Yet his obsession would lead to the transformation of an entire empire.

It is true I was beheaded. But my kind never dies. We dwell in the weft and weave of all we once were.   I am in the creaks of staircases, the plaster of palace walls, the jewels of the crown.  My tale, albeit tragic, is one of pride and power.

My  influence remains, even to this day.  But I will start at the beginning.

Everything  about King Henry was exciting. He was a man of risk and bold adventure.  His palace was  magnificent; floors of…

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Anne Boleyn, Women’s Martyr

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On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed by beheading, after being held prisoner in the Tower of London for four days and declared guilty of high treason.  The formal charges against her were adultery, incest and plotting to kill the king.  (Most historians agree these were bogus accusations.) However, Anne’s actual crime was miscarrying two babies and not being able to provide a male heir to succeed King Henry.

As we know, Anne had given birth to a daughter named Elizabeth who later became queen, one of the strongest monarchs ever to rule Great Britain. King Henry, of course, would never live to see this. Henry, in his quest to bear legitimate male heirs, notoriously married six times, broke with the Catholic Church and changed the trajectory of Great Britain’s future. He divorced two of his wives (Catherine of…

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*NEW MOON* SuperMoon in Gemini May 25th 2017~

*NEW MOON* SuperMOON in GEMINI brings us the lesson of self reflection through the myriad mirrors of external forms. She teaches us to trust our internal channels of communication and guidance more than any external sources of information.
GEMINI says honor your knowing, learn from your mirrored reflections and create new pathways by thinking new thoughts arising from within.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from the always illuminating SARAH VARCAS from her Astro-Awakenings.co.uk:

To read the rest of this article please click on this link: http://www.mysticmamma.com/new-moon-supermoon-in-gemini-may-25th-2017/?utm_source=Staying+Connected.&utm_campaign=2355d34d3c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4e5f3f8d66-2355d34d3c-441410765&mc_cid=2355d34d3c&mc_eid=7b948bd042

Solitary New Moon Ritual

Special tools:

  • cedar or sage smudging wand
  • white candle

Cast the circle

Use the smudging wand to purify the space as you move around the circle.

Invocation to the Goddess

(ring bell with arms in Goddess position, arms in a V above your head)

Great Hecate
Queen of the Underworld
Protectress of all Wicca
It is my will on this night of the new moon
to overcome my shadows
and bring about change
I invite you to my circle to assist and protect me in my rite.

FOr the rest of this ritual please click on this link: http://www.paganlibrary.com/rituals_spells/solitary_new_moon_ritual.php

Wednesday’s Taurus New Moon Is Also A Supermoon: Here’s How To Channel Its Practical Magic

As the star sign of the sensual Bull, earthy Taurus grounds us in what is ethical and sensible. There’s a reason basic ideals like “do unto others” have stuck around through the centuries. As a powerful supermoon, the Taurus new moon is a lunar lift that brings a much-needed dose of sanity back to the world AND a generous sprinkling of practical magic.

Where has your life become overly complex? Break those unwieldy plans back down to the basics. Pay attention to schedules, timelines, and budgets, making sure you’ve got a solid foundation built. Taurus is the first of the earth signs, so think of this new moon as a prompt to stabilize efforts on the ground floor. Once that’s handled, you can build as high as you want! (Need a little extra help planting your feet back on terra firma? Try our guided meditation for Taurus season.)

Remember, there’s no rush to build or renovate Rome just yet: Slow and steady…

For the rest of this article please click on this link: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29998/wednesdays-taurus-new-moon-is-also-a-supermoon-heres-how-to-channel-its-practi.html

What is the closest supermoon of 2017?

As we said above, the year 2017 will have four supermoons: the new moons of April, May and June, and the full moon of December.

The new moon on May 25 presents the closest supermoon of the year (357,265 kilometers or 221,994 miles). This is the first time since the year 2009 that the closest supermoon is a new moon (instead of a full moon) and the first time since 2009 that the closest supermoon is more than 357,000 km distant.

Farthest full moon of 2017 on June 9. One fortnight (approximately two weeks) after the year’s nearest new moon on May 25, it’ll be the year’s farthest and smallest full moon on June 9, 2017. People are calling this sort of moon a micro-moon.

Bottom line: The first supermoon of 2017 comes when the moon turns new on April 26, 2017! No, you won’t see this moon, because the new moon hides in the glare of the sun, but you might discern the higher-than-usual tides along the ocean shorelines.

For more information on SSUpermoons from this source please click on this link: http://earthsky.org/tonight/first-supermoon-of-2017-on-april-26#closest