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MY SOURCES FOR THE 8 PHASES OF THE MOON - Part 3

For Chandranamaskara - The Moon Salutation

Complete Yoga Breath
with Sound!

Links to Moon series

Moon Phases

New Moon - InvisibleWaxing Crescent Moon

New Moon - Waxing Crescent

1st Quarter MoonWaxing Gibbous Moon

1st Qtr. - Waxing Gibbous

Full MoonWaning Gibbous Moon

Full Moon - Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter MoonWaning Crescent Moon

Last Qtr. - Waning Crescent

NAMES OF FULL MOONS

January: Full Wolf Moon—Storm Moon—Old Moon—Moon after Yule

February: Full Snow Moon—Chaste Moon—Hunger Moon—Wolf Moon

March: Full Worm—Seed Moon—Harvest Moon—Sap Moon—Crow Moon—Lenten Moon

April: Full Pink Moon—Hare Moon—Grass Moon—Egg Moon

May: Full Flower Moon—Dyad Moon—Planting Moon—Milk Moon (Dyad: Latin for twin stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.)

June: Full Strawberry Moon—Mead Moon—Rose Moon—Flower Moon

July: Full Buck Moon—Wort Moon—Thunder Moon—Hay Moon

August: Full Sturgeon Moon—Barley Moon—Green Corn Moon—Grain Moon

September: Full Harvest Moon—Blood Moon

October: Full Hunters Moon—Snow Moon

November: Beaver Moon—Oak Moon—Frosty Moon

December: Long Night Moon or Full Cold Moon—Wolf Moon—Before Yule Moon

When there are two full moons in one month, it is called “Blue Moon Month.”

To learn more about Moon Names, check out the Almanac sites at The 8 Phases of the Moon—Part 3 —Websites

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First 2 steps of the Moon Salutatio.
1st Step - 2nd Step

3rd and 4th steps of the Moon Salutation
3rd Step - 4th Step

5th and 6th steps of the Moon Salutation
5th Step - 6th Step

7th and 8th steps of the Moon Salutation
7th Step - 8th Step

9th and 10th steps of the Moon Salutation
9th Step - 10th Step

11th and 12th steps of the Moon Salutation
11th Step - 12th Step

13th and 14th (same as the 1st) steps of the Moon Salutation
13th Step - 14th Step
The full moon in all its glory as seen from the sun. Instead of spending hours trying to find the appropriate sites about Moon phases, here is a list of my bookmarks for you to learn more.

The information in this article was collected from several of these Websites, what my mother taught me, and from books that I read often. To respect their work and all that they have contributed to the world with their immense knowledge, their addresses and short blurbs are provided below. Learn from the experts, but remember to bookmark this site, because unless you right-click your mouse to open a new window, you will leave this page (The 8 Phases of the Moon).

If you have any suggestions for a site that should be included here, just email me with the details. Thanks!

WEB SITES ON MOON PHASES (A-Z)

ASTROBIOLOGY MAGAZINE

www.astrobio.net

A NASA Portal publication that is fun reading. I include it - even if it isn't only about the phases of the Moon - because it is very professional and scientific.

CALCULATORCAT

www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/
phasenow.php

Free daily web site module that provides basic information on the current Moon phase. It is intended to be a helpful general reference. You can even put this module on your web site, or you can access it anytime from your computer with a bookmark (in the same way you can access this site with a bookmark!). Calculator Cat's Moon Phases Page: “The Moon has a powerful allure. It is full of beauty, legend, myth and romance. Anyone with an interest in the Moon or the phases of the Moon, for whatever reason, should find some valuable information here, including how to get a Moon phases calendar software application, and other lunar phases information, including links.”

INCONSTANT MOON

www.inconstantmoon.com/inconstant.htm

The Moon, as Shakespeare suggests in Romeo and Juliet, is fickle. Its complex orbit moves it swiftly across a wide tract of the night and day skies, changing its appearance continually in both bold and subtle ways. As it waxes and wanes its features alter dramatically—rugged heights can turn to pale ghosts, tiny blemishes can become brilliant beacons, and thin beams can briefly shine across the lunar twilight. With Inconstant Moon as your nightly guide you can explore Earth's ever-changing companion, and discover some of its strange phenomena. Witness the disappearing act of the massive crater Maginus, learn how the interior of Curtius may hold the dark key to the Moon's past, and see what makes Wargentin such a bizarre freak of nature.

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MOONLET

www.shallowsky.com/moon.html

This Phase of the Moon Applet is so much fun. You type in dates and see the changing phases of the Moon. Moonlet suggests their own Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon, “which has extensive information about interesting features for the lunar observer, as well as links to other moon sites.”

MOON PHASES 2008, and more

www.astrostar.com/MoonPhases.htm

This site provides tables for Moon phases through 2007.

THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC

www.almanac.com/astronomy/moon

The Old Farmer's Almanac is one of the best ways to see just how the Moon affects our lives daily.

There is also the FARMERS ALMANAC

At the Farmers Almanac site, full moon names have a complete description. It's fun to read. After astronomy shown above, just add /fullmoonnames.html instead of just 'moon' - to get to the right page.

OPEN COURSE ASTRONOMY

www.opencourse.info/astronomy/
introduction/04.motion_moon

For beginners, the motion of the Moon. Great images, graphics, and details about the Moon phases. “It takes approximately 29.5 days for the Moon to make one complete cycle. The phases of the Moon are determined by the relative positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun, so the Moon phases are the same for everyone on Earth. The Full Moon rises about sunset. Each night, it comes up about 48 minutes later.” This is an excellent time to do The Moon Salutation.

PERCENT OF MOON ILLUMINATED

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/
moon_phases.html

See dates of primary Moon phases, complete Sun and Moon data for one day, fraction of the Moon illuminated, or what the Moon looks like today from the U.S. Naval Observatory. You can also see the Current Moon. In their Astronomical Applications Department, they have another link to Moon phases.

SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION

http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/scitech/
display.cfm?ST_ID=490

Direct from NASA by Patrick Miller. Spectacular images. You have to move around a bit, but you can learn everything you need to know about Moon phases.

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SPACE.COM

Space.com presents amazing images - of the moon. The best user-submitted earth and space images. This is always bringing in the latest and the greatest, so it's well worth visiting often.

STARDATE ONLINE

http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon

More Moon phases all in one calendar image. Great site.

VIRTUAL REALITY MOON PHASE PICTURES

http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html

The title of this site speaks for itself.

WELCOME TO EARTH AND MOON VIEWER

www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface, or as a map showing day and night. A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.

THE WHITE GODDESS

www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/moon/index.asp

From the United Kingdom folklore lives! This is where I got some of the information used in this article. It's worth staying here a while to learn as much as you can about the Moon that isn't so readily available on other sites. Thanks to the White Goddess for all the important facts included on this site.

XTRA: JUST FOR FUN

science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/
03jan_moonshadows.htm?list747211

I add this at the end because it's fascinating to read about the shadows on the moon. These are the latest Apollo Chronicles from January 2006. Great images, too.

That's it for now. As I wrote earlier, there are almost 1.5 million sites about moon phases online today (6.11.2005). There will be many more. If you run across one that is too good to not be on this site, please send me the address. Thanks, and happy landing on the consciousness of the moon.

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