18 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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 For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

18 May 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Taurus 40
Moon:01 Capricorn 51
Mercury:02 Gemini 29 Rx
Venus:18 Aries 21
Mars:25 Pisces 15
Jupiter:01 Aries 27
Saturn:25 Aquarius 00
Uranus:15 Taurus 34
Neptune:25 Pisces 00
Pluto:28 Capricorn 31 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 15 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 45

Chiron:14 Aries 53
Ceres:01 Cancer 22
Pallas:08 Taurus 04
Juno:09 Pisces 19
Vesta:28 Aquarius 17

Eris:24 Aries 42

Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

18 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Taurus 28
Moon:28 Sagittarius 44
Mercury:02 Gemini 35 Rx
Venus:18 Aries 07
Mars:25 Pisces 06
Jupiter:01 Aries 24
Saturn:25 Aquarius 00
Uranus:15 Taurus 33
Neptune:25 Pisces 00
Pluto:28 Capricorn 31 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 15 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 44

Chiron:14 Aries 53
Ceres:01 Cancer 17
Pallas:07 Taurus 58
Juno:09 Pisces 15
Vesta:28 Aquarius 13

Eris:24 Aries 42

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

18 May 2022
02:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Taurus 08
Moon:23 Sagittarius 45
Mercury:02 Gemini 45 Rx
Venus:17 Aries 43
Mars:24 Pisces 51
Jupiter:01 Aries 21
Saturn:25 Aquarius 00
Uranus:15 Taurus 32
Neptune:24 Pisces 59
Pluto:28 Capricorn 31 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 16 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 41

Chiron:14 Aries 52
Ceres:01 Cancer 08
Pallas:07 Taurus 49
Juno:09 Pisces 09
Vesta:28 Aquarius 07

Eris:24 Aries 41

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may you blessed be.

May 16, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping and important decisions from 5 AM to 8 AM EDT today (2 AM to 5 AM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

So relieved that light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t a train! Now that the Full Moon has peaked, you see solutions to financial matters, debt, taxes and perhaps something to do with your possessions. Definitely, things are looking better. Whew!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Last night the only Full Moon opposite your sign all year came to a peak. This means that today, you feel more encouraged, more relaxed and more hopeful about things. In fact, money from the government or the wealth of a partner might look sweet!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Things have been restless with this particular Full Moon. However, as of last night, the Full Moon has peaked, which means everything is starting to settle down. Nevertheless, Mercury is retrograde in your sign, and this triggers goofy mistakes and attracts people from your past back into your world.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Tension with friends and groups will relax now because the Full Moon peaked last night. Be open to solutions and any offer of an olive branch. Meanwhile, work-related travel might be likely today. Your job and your health feel positive and full of promise!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Issues with parents and authority within the family might have been a bit crunchy during this Full Moon. Fortunately, the Full Moon peaked last night, which means relations with kids will improve. In fact, your social calendar looks exciting!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Accidents and missteps have been par for the course for the last 48 hours. Now you can relax a bit because all that Full Moon energy peaked last night. This is a great time to invite family and friends over for good food and drink. Live it up a little!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Financial issues, including taxes and debt, have been troublesome. Fortunately, after the Full Moon peaked last night, these problems will diminish and possibly even disappear. (Strange as that may sound.) Today relations with others are warm and cozy.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

The Full Moon that has been in your sign for the last two days, but it peaked last night. This will be a relief! (Every Full Moon creates tension because it is in opposition of the Sun and the Moon.) Relax. Today financial matters look better. This is a strong day for business and commerce!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today the Moon moves into your sign to dance with lucky Jupiter! This is a pleasant influence that encourages you to be warm and friendly to everyone. It boosts your positive take on life and spurs you to be helpful to others. (With an attitude like this, you can’t lose.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Fortunately, tension with partners and groups that you might have experienced in the last 48 hours is now subsiding. It might even disappear. This is a good thing. This is also why today, you have a warm feeling in your tummy, especially dealing with home and family.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Difficulties with family issues, especially parents, will subside now that the Full Moon peaked last night. In fact, today a social outing with a friend or contact with a group or an organization will be something to look forward to. You feel popular!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Tension in your daily communications, as well as the threat of accidents, is now greatly reduced because the Full Moon peaked last night. In fact, today you look great in the eyes of others, especially parents, bosses and VIPs. Use this to your advantage!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Yannick Bisson (1969) shares your birthday today. You have a distinctive personality and a strong work ethic. You are friendly, warm hearted and people like you. You care about others. You also love your creature comforts. This year is the last year of a nine-year cycle, which means you will be getting rid of what you no longer need.

May 16, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

May 16 birthday horoscope predicts that you are gifted, talented and musically inclined. More so than the other bulls under your zodiac sign, you can make a go out of being in the entertainment industry. If you would focus, you could be well-known for what you do. You need to concentrate on one job at a time.

This May 16 birthday personality is lively, yet to some extent unfriendly. However, it is hard to resist your charismatic nature. You are a fascinating Taurus. One reason is your outlook on life. You dance to your beat.

Your views do not always match with others, and therefore, you are likely to end up in regular debates with associations. This is good, as this Taurus birthday likes the challenge. You are intuitively reliable.

The May 16 zodiac horoscope predicts that you have special or divine gifts. People are drawn to you. You are naturally soft-hearted, caring individuals. You show how you feel instead of just saying it.

But remember, that this romance could be casual as this Taurean is not in a hurry to commit to anyone. Those born on this birthday, May 16, refuse to give up their independence. They will not take anything lying down.

For those of you desiring to be with this Taurus, you should complete his or her circle by being appreciative, understanding and respectful. They also reject the idea of an argument.

Although the May 16 zodiac birthday individuals do not always make the right relationship decisions, they prefer a compatible relationship that is complementary with their feelings. They may fall in love a lot, yet they are always optimistic about the next love affair.

The May 16th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you like attention. You love the spotlight, and while you are worthy of the award for the best performing artist, you can be clueless when it comes to balancing your pocketbook. Everything is about the here and now with this Taurus.

From time to time, the May 16th birthday personality may find it hard to be as cautious as needed. Because of who you are, you can become financially independent. Wealthy, indeed. The best advice anyone can give those born today on this birthday is to hire a trustworthy firm to handle your money.

With this zodiac characteristics, finding an acceptable career should be easy. Taureans may find their favorite thing to do and match it with a career. Bam! Now, you have a profitable profession that you enjoy doing. You will perhaps need guidance when it comes to marketing yourself as you have trouble tooting your own horn. Do not be shy, Taurus. When you got it, you got it!

The May 16 birthday meanings show that these Taureans should be attentive to their diets. Certain foods are high in calories and you Taurus, are very bad at maintaining your weight. Some of us have to work at looking great and feeling jovial. Those of you born on today on May 16 are no different.

It would be beneficial to your health if you even walked a mile every other day. Before you know it, you will walk even further especially if you have the right company to tag along. Typically, you should not be so lazy, Taurus after working hours.

The May 16 horoscope analysis suggests that you are crafty individuals. You are open, attractive and personable Bulls. However, those born on this day can be serious-minded and meticulous about certain situations.

As the May 16 birthday zodiac sign is Taurus, you are likely to be overly sensitive at times but remain optimistic. Nevertheless, sometimes you can also be a little too serious and touchy. You can also be vague and standoffish. Those with a May 16 birthday should take better care of your health. A little exercise goes a long way.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 16

Pierce Brosnan, Megan Fox, Janet Jackson, Joseph Morgan, Tori Spelling, Ralph Edward Tresvant, Jr., Debra Winger

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 16

This Day That Year – May 16 In History

1792 – Slave trade eradicated in Denmark.
1866 – Hires (Charles Elmer Hires) root beer formulated.
1903 – George Wymann begins first motorcycle journey around the world.
1938 – Atlanta hotel fire kills 38 people.

May 16 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 16 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 16 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus which symbolizes the things that make you happy and your creative personality.

May 16 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 16 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Tower. This card signifies that you will come to know something that can change your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.

May 16 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This relationship will be stable, grounded and peaceful.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will have too many problems of adjustment.

See Also:

May 16 Lucky Numbers

Number 3 – This number stands creativity, high energy, and expression of thoughts.
Number 7 – This number symbolizes your interest in research, science, analysis and technical issues.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 16 Birthday

Lilac: This is a color that represents calmness, stability, spirituality, and magic.
Green: This color stands for happiness, renewal, growth, and loyalty.

Lucky Days For May 16 Birthday

Friday – This weekday ruled by Venus is symbolic of sharing in a relationship, investing money for the future and following your creative pursuits.
Monday – Planet Moon rules this weekday. It shows the need to think about your past and learn from your mistakes when dealing with people’s feelings.

May 16 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald gemstone has healing properties and helps improve love and faithfulness in relationships.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 16th

An exclusive overcoat for the Taurus man and a black evening gown for the woman. The May 16 birthday personality will love gifts that are related to healing and well-being.

May 16, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a Full Moon phase. During a Full Moon the moon is 100% illuminated as seen from Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Moon will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. The point at which a Full Moon occurs can be measured down to a fraction of a second. The time it takes between full moons is known as a Synodic month and is 29.530587981 days long. Keep track of all the Full Moons throughout the year on the Full Moon Calendar >

Visit the May 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Full Moon Phase

The Full Moon on May 16 has an illumination of 100%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On May 16 the Moon is 15.14 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Full Moon
Illumination: 100%
Moon Age: 15.14 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 366,501.06 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,281,765.97 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 16, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

If you want to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

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For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

May 16, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 54
Moon:04 Sagittarius 27
Mercury:03 Gemini 22 Rx
Venus:16 Aries 14
Mars:23 Pisces 53
Jupiter:01 Aries 06
Saturn:24 Aquarius 57
Uranus:15 Taurus 27
Neptune:24 Pisces 58
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 20 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 33

Chiron:14 Aries 48
Ceres:00 Cancer 37
Pallas:07 Taurus 15
Juno:08 Pisces 45
Vesta:27 Aquarius 43

Eris:24 Aries 41

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5 

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 16, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 49
Moon:03 Sagittarius 12
Mercury:03 Gemini 24 Rx
Venus:16 Aries 08
Mars:23 Pisces 49
Jupiter:01 Aries 06
Saturn:24 Aquarius 57
Uranus:15 Taurus 27
Neptune:24 Pisces 58
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 21 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 32

Chiron:14 Aries 48
Ceres:00 Cancer 35
Pallas:07 Taurus 13
Juno:08 Pisces 43
Vesta:27 Aquarius 41

Eris:24 Aries 41

Fire:5
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

16 May 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:25 Taurus 32
Moon:28 Scorpio 52
Mercury:03 Gemini 32 Rx
Venus:15 Aries 47
Mars:23 Pisces 36
Jupiter:01 Aries 02
Saturn:24 Aquarius 57
Uranus:15 Taurus 26
Neptune:24 Pisces 57
Pluto:28 Capricorn 32 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:22 Taurus 22 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):03 Cancer 30

Chiron:14 Aries 47
Ceres:00 Cancer 27
Pallas:07 Taurus 05
Juno:08 Pisces 38
Vesta:27 Aquarius 36

Eris:24 Aries 40

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

May 16 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net

3 of Clouds – Osho Zen Tarot deck

I. The Explanation of Three of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot

In our society, men are often taught not to cry, to keep a strong facial expression on things when they get hurt, and not show that they are in pain. But women can also fall into this situation, and we all at some point realize that the only way to survive is to get rid of all our emotions so we don’t get hurt again. If our pain is too deep, we tend to hide it from ourselves.

This makes us frozen, harsh because deep down we know that just a small crack in the ice is enough to free the hurt to start circulating through us again. The rainbow-colored tears on this person’s face hold the key to breaking out of this ‘ice-olation’. Tears, and only the tears, hold the power to melt the ice. It’s okay when we cry, and there’s no reason to be ashamed of those tears. Crying helps us to let go of pain, allow us to be softer to ourselves, and ultimately heal our wounds.

II. The Energy of Three of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot Based on Osho’s Teachings …

Rune

 From white-magic-help.net

ALGIZ

Protection, Sedge and Rushes, a Moose

This is about the control of emotions. During transition periods, changing the course of life and accelerated self-change, it is important not to rush into emotions, either positive or negative. Remember that early action and right conduct are the only real protection. No matter whether your business flourishes or fades, don’t worry. Maybe you don’t win, but you will never lose, because you will always learn from what has happened. Moderation and civility are the strengths of the protective forces of this rune.

Witch’s Rune

From OtherWorldlyOracle.com

Flight

Travel, birds, communication, messages from the other side, soaring at great heights, fast moving, news

The Flight Rune brings otherworldly news or reminds us of some form of communication, be it spoken or written. Birds are sacred animals and messengers to the heavens and to the gods.

Ogham

From thepeculiarbrunette.com

Idad, Idho, or Iodhadh

Pronunciation – Ee-dad or ee-yoh

Tree Association – Yew

Meaning – Ancestry, history, aging, dying, transitions, thoughts, and memory. Idad can represent the wisdom that comes from elders and the strength we now have from ancestors who came before us. Aging is not to be feared but celebrated! Not everyone is lucky enough to have gray hairs, and it’s truly something to be grateful for. Idad is also a fantastic representation of the natural cycle and connects back to the first Ogham (Beith), representing joyful beginnings.

If reversed – Physical death, sadness, and mourning. Death is inevitable for us all. However, it’s essential to reflect on the cycle of our life as well as others. In the natural cycle of life, endings come with new beginnings.

Inscription and Magical Uses – Helpful when trying to connect with ancestors, meditation, or when contemplating life and the natural cycle.

Folklore – The Yew tree is deeply connected to the Druids and their history. It was considered sacred, and many built their temples around them.

May 16 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more detailed information about Hexagram 39

Hexagram Thirty – Nine/39

Chien / Obstacle

Ominous roiling in the Crater Lake atop the Volcano:
When meeting an impasse, the Superior Person turns his gaze within, and views the obstacle from a new perspective.

Offer your opponent nothing to resist.
Let a sage guide you in this.
Good fortune lies along this course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The Obstacle lies in obstinance.
An insistence on only one way of proceeding has brought things to an impasse.
You may either continue banging your head with irresistible force against this immovable object, or you might step back and survey this situation from a fresh perspective.
Which is immobile here — the obstruction or your attitude?

Numerology

From worldnumerology.com

Thirty – Nine

It likes functional art. It is often in acting and dancing. It has difficulty with rejection and separation.

Angel Number

Click here for more information about Angel Number 39 from informationseries.com

Thirty – Nine

Meaning of angel number 39

What does angel number 39 mean? This means that people who see angel number 39 are closer to heaven, so it is better to accept a positive message. Know what Angel Number 39 means.

[39] When you should be aware of your mission

Angel number 39 is a message about your life purpose and soul mission. In particular, I want you to be aware of your mission as a light worker to live an exemplary way of life in the holy life, and that it is time. This is because angel number 9 has the meaning of working as a light worker who lives in an exemplary way from mental enlightenment and awakening.

[3] Someone watches over you

Angel number 39 has the meaning of angel number 3 and …

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click here for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Panda from spiritanimaldreams.com

Panda

Are you interested in Panda Spirit Animal? Then this guide is for you!

Are you looking for stability, certainty, and security? You’d better consider inviting the panda spirit animal into your life.

The panda spirit guide stands for all this. When you embrace this helper into your life, you will achieve awesome results in all areas of your life.

The panda spirit animal wants to get in touch with you because you need to make certain changes to take your life to the next level.

For example, you need to regain balance. It seems that things are not as rosy as you’d like them to be. Your panda animal helper wants you to know that your dreams are still valid.

All you need is to make some changes to your habits and lifestyle.

If you have been spending your money and resources like crazy, you need to slow down or stop altogether.

If you have been relying too much on others, it’s high time you became independent.

What’s the Symbolic Meaning of the Panda Animal Totem?

Symbol of Emotional Stability

Like the panda, you are a sensitive person. This spirit guide comes into your life to …

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Monday

From Spell 8 – For More Information on Monday’s Correspondences

Magick Candle

Light a white candle for clearing negative energies and have an auspicious start of the week. Meditating with a white candle attracts clarity and goodwill.

Ruling Deities

Wiccan Goddess Artemis Wiccan Goddess Diana Wiccan God Thoth Wiccan Goddess SeleneArtemis, Diana, Selene and Thot symbolize the Moon and are rulers of Mondays.

Crystals

Aquamarine, Fluorite, Geodes, Selenite, Mother-of-Pearl, Pearl, Clear Quartz

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

Monday Potion

Drink a cup of Chamomile Tea, a caffeine-free alternative to start the week on a healthy note. Chamomile is considered by many ancient traditions as a purifying and protective herb so it will help prepare your mind and body for magical workings. Furthermore, it boosts immune health and relieves anxiety and depression ¹.

5 Ways Chamomile Tea Benefits Your Health

Spell for Today – Ringing in the Muses Spell

 

Ringing in the Muses Spell

Materials
5 small bells
1 yard each yellow, red, blue, green, and purple ribbon

Thread a bell on each length of ribbon, then tie the first four ribbons to tree branches in the order listed above, saying with each:

To ring these bells,
all breezes blow
Carry their sounds
both high and low
To wake the Muses from
Their rest
Heed ye now this firm request

Then tie the purple ribbon to a branch, saying something like:

From East and South and
West and North
Muses hear me: now come forth
From South and West and
North and East
Inspiration now release
From West and North and
East and South
Creative powers bud and sprout
From North and East
and South and West
Heed my call and this request
As these bells ring in the breeze
Let ideas flow forth with ease
Bring inspiration with the wind—
In constant stream without an end—

Unleash Your creativity
Muses, bring it now to me

Creative blocks will begin to dissipate within twenty-four hours.

Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
Dorothy Morrison

 

May 16 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 May 16

Milky Way over French Alp Hoodoos

Image Credit & Copyright: Benjamin Barakat

Explanation: Real castles aren’t this old. And the background galaxy is even older. Looking a bit like an alien castle, the pictured rock spires are called hoodoos and are likely millions of years old. Rare, but found around the world, hoodoos form when dense rocks slow the erosion of softer rock underneath. The pictured hoodoos survive in the French Alps and are named Demoiselles Coiffées — which translates to English as “Ladies with Hairdos“. The background galaxy is part of the central disk of our own Milky Way galaxy and contains stars that are typically billions of years old. The photogenic Cygnus sky region — rich in dusty dark clouds and red glowing nebulas — appears just above and behind the hoodoos. The featured image was taken in two stages: the foreground was captured during the evening blue hour, while the background was acquired from the same location later that night.

May 16 Today in History and the Word of the Day

Today’s Important Historical Events

1920 Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’arc) canonized a saint

1943 Operation Chastise: No. 617 Squadron RAF begins the famous Dambusters Raid, bombing the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley with bouncing bombs

1944 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz

1989 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

2013 Human stem cells are successfully cloned

Today’s Historical Events

955 Octavian, son of Duke Alberic II of Spoleto, elected Pope John XII

1165 Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine

1204 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople

1220 English King Henry III lays the foundation stone for a new Lady Chapel, start of the rebuilding of Westminster Abbey, in London

1527 Florence becomes a republic

1532 Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England

1547 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg

1568 Mary Queen of Scots flees to England

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1929 1st Academy Awards: “Wings”, Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor win

1941 Nazis forbid Dutch Organization of Actors (NOT)

1948 CBS news correspondent George Polk’s body is found in Greece

1954 WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast

1959 WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1961 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck win

1965 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting

1965 18th Cannes Film Festival: “The Knack…and How to Get It” directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1868 Bedřich Smetana’s opera “Dalibor” premieres at the New Town Theatre in Prague

1941 1st US radio performance of Robert Russell Bennett”s “Symphony in D for the Dodgers”

1946 Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields’ musical “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Ethel Merman and featuring “There’s No Business Like Show Business” opens at Imperial Theater, NYC

1947 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

1952 “New Faces of 1952” opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 365 performances

1963 “Beast in Me” opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances

1965 “Roar of the Greasepaint” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances

1966 The Beach Boys release their groundbreaking album “Pet Sounds”, containing hit singles “Sloop John B” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, and “God Only Knows”

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1882 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00

1884 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25

1894 Fire in Boston destroys the South End Grounds baseball stadium and 200 other buildings

1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City

1914 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.

1916 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8

1921 46th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2

1925 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6

Today’s Word is

Debonair

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Debonair / adjective / deh·buh·nehr

We use the word “debonair” in the English language as an adjective to describe a person who embodies the characteristics of superior and sophisticated charm. A “debonair” person has a laid-back, relaxed, and carefree attitude that makes others feel comfortable around them and want to be in their presence. Since its inception, the word “debonair” has changed its meaning at least twice.

In a Sentence

The debonair gentleman commanded the attention of everyone in the room when he walked in.

Most true gentlemen will dress in “debonair” suits and ties that attract lots of female attention.

She became enraptured by his confident demeanor and “debonair” style of dress.

Etymology

Before the 13th-century, the word “debonair” entered language as Middle English with a definition that meant ‘meek or courteous. Around the same time, there was another definition of “debonair,” Old French meaning ‘to have a pleasant disposition.’ English speakers adopted the word “debonair” in the early 13th-century. They used the word to represent people raised in a genteel fashion and those that ‘came from good homes.’ We use the word in English to represent dynamic people with outstanding people skills that can mesmerize everyone around them with their charm.

Synonyms

Suave, Refined

Antonyms

Unsophisticated, Uncharming

In Case You Missed the Lunar Eclipse on May 15 Nothern Hemisphere/16 Southern Hemisphere

What You Need to Know about the Lunar Eclipse

The Moon moves right to left, passing through the penumbra and umbra, leaving in its wake an eclipse diagram with the times at various stages of the eclipse. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio

What is a lunar eclipse?

lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.

How can I observe the eclipse?

You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red color. A dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions.

The eastern half of the United States and all of South America will have the opportunity to see every stage of the lunar eclipse. Totality will be visible in much of Africa, western Europe, Central and South America, and most of North America.

Click here for more information about Lunar Eclipse from NASA – May 2022

Live Video of the Total Lunar Eclipse – May 15/16, 2022 (unhosted)

May’s flower full moon will blossom in the sky this weekend

May’s full moon, known as the flower moon, will blossom in the sky on Sunday night into Monday.

The moon will reach its peak at 12:15 a.m. ET on Monday, May 16, so it will appear at its roundest the evening of May 15, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The flower moon is named after the flowers that blossom this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, The Old Farmer’s Almanac said.

The lunar event is also known as the full corn planting moon because May marks the end of winter’s frost, which allows farmers to plant their seeds.

Vesak, a sacred day for Buddhists, corresponds with May’s full moon, according to the United Nations. The birth of Gautama Buddha, the moment he attained enlightenment and his death all took place on days of Vesak, according to the organization.

Stargazers will be in for a treat as the flower moon transforms into a scarlet color during the total lunar eclipse happening at the same time. A total lunar eclipse is when the sun and …

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