As you probably had noticed we have been giving you several blessings to greet the dawn with. But what about bedtime, twilight, sunset? No, we haven’t forgot about that time of day at all. In fact, today, we have a very beautiful and simply way for you to end your day. It is a brief prayer to the Divine and it covers pretty much everything we have to be thankful for. We hope you enjoy it!
Got to run over to the Podcast and do a little work there. I did want to clarify something, if you listened to the podcast “Bindrunes 101.” I was not drunk, I sounded like it but I wasn’t. I don’t even drink. The doctor has changed my pain medicine and of course I took one before I did the broadcast. But at least I wasn’t drunk, lol! With all the tests they have been doing they have traced the start of the tumor on my hip to my liver. It seems your liver has little nodes in it and tumors and growths can hide there. The mass on my hip had little things that looked like branches on it. After looking and looking they found that the branches stemmed from a growth hiding out in my liver. So I don’t know what they are going to do about it. I told Lady Beltane that when I take one of these new pills to stop the pain, I don’t walk, I don’t drive, I don’t move but at least I don’t hurt. HA, ain’t that living now. There is a mile long name for what I have, all I know it is a genetic disorder. Now what they are going to do about it, don’t know that either. I go back to the doctors the first of May and find out then. Just keep me in your prayers.
Now off to the Podcast, we are going to try to get some Dragon magick on there but there is one hell of a storm coming up. So we will see if the lights stay on long enough for us to get it done. Till tomorrow, my sweets…….
Astronomy Picture of the Day
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2017 April 16
Life-Enabling Plumes above Enceladus
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA Explanation: Does Enceladus have underground oceans that could support life? The discovery of jets spewing water vapor and ice was detected by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft in 2005. The origin of the water feeding the jets, however, was originally unknown. Since discovery, evidence has been accumulating that Enceladus has a deep underground sea, warmed by tidal flexing. Pictured here, the textured surface of Enceladus is visible in the foreground, while rows of plumes rise from ice fractures in the distance. These jets are made more visible by the Sun angle and the encroaching shadow of night. A recent fly-through has found evidence that a plume — and so surely the underlying sea — is rich in molecular hydrogen, a viable food source for microbes that could potentially be living there.
Jupiter and Spica to Omega Centauri
Bruce McClure has served as lead writer for EarthSky’s popular Tonight pages since 2004. He’s a sundial aficionado, whose love for the heavens has taken him to Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and sailing in the North Atlantic, where he earned his celestial navigation certificate through the School of Ocean Sailing and Navigation. He also writes and hosts public astronomy programs and planetarium programs in and around his home in upstate New York.
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