30 May 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:09 Gemini 12
Moon:10 Gemini 48
Mercury:26 Taurus 35 Rx
Venus:02 Taurus 21
Mars:04 Aries 12
Jupiter:03 Aries 31
Saturn:25 Aquarius 14
Uranus:16 Taurus 14
Neptune:25 Pisces 13
Pluto:28 Capricorn 23 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 32 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 36 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Cancer 05

Chiron:15 Aries 24
Ceres:06 Cancer 22
Pallas:13 Taurus 29
Juno:12 Pisces 48
Vesta:01 Pisces 40

Eris:24 Aries 48

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

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:09 Gemini 00
Moon:08 Gemini 18
Mercury:26 Taurus 38 Rx
Venus:02 Taurus 07
Mars:04 Aries 03
Jupiter:03 Aries 29
Saturn:25 Aquarius 14
Uranus:16 Taurus 13
Neptune:25 Pisces 13
Pluto:28 Capricorn 23 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 37 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Cancer 04

Chiron:15 Aries 24
Ceres:06 Cancer 17
Pallas:13 Taurus 24
Juno:12 Pisces 44
Vesta:01 Pisces 37

Eris:24 Aries 48

Fire:4
Earth:7
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 

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

Sun:08 Gemini 40
Moon:04 Gemini 19
Mercury:26 Taurus 44 Rx
Venus:01 Taurus 43
Mars:03 Aries 48
Jupiter:03 Aries 26
Saturn:25 Aquarius 14
Uranus:16 Taurus 12
Neptune:25 Pisces 13
Pluto:28 Capricorn 23 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 38 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Cancer 01

Chiron:15 Aries 23
Ceres:06 Cancer 08
Pallas:13 Taurus 14
Juno:12 Pisces 39
Vesta:01 Pisces 32

Eris:24 Aries 48

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

May 28, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Keep an eye on your money and possessions today because something unexpected could impact your assets. For example, you might find money or you might lose money. Likewise, something you own might be stolen, lost or damaged. Be alert.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the Moon is in your sign lined up with unpredictable Uranus, which will make you feel impulsive and electrically charged. This can give you high energy and enthusiasm. However, it can also make you impulsive and capable of rash actions. Be aware of this and think before you act or speak.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a restless day! You have that feeling that you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. Basically, the Moon is in a hidden part of your chart lined up with unpredictable Uranus, which makes you feel vaguely uneasy. Don’t worry, this feeling is brief. Gone by tomorrow.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A friend might surprise you today. Or perhaps someone in a group will do something you least expected? If you are caught off guard, the key is not to overreact or say something without thinking. Be cool. Give yourself a chance to have a sober second thought.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

When dealing with parents, bosses and people in authority today, you might feel suddenly defiant or rebellious. Even if you feel this way, what’s the upside? Generally, authority figures don’t like to be threatened. They don’t want discourteous resistance. Remember where your bread is buttered.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Travel plans might suddenly change today. They might be cancelled, delayed or conversely, you might suddenly have to travel when you did not expect to do so. Similarly, the media or something to do with medicine or the law might be the source of a surprise to you as well. Stay chill.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be smart and double check issues related to banking, inheritances, taxes and debt because something to do with these areas could be the source of a surprise for you today. When it comes to money, wealth and assets, be smart and stay on top of things. You snooze, you lose.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Don’t be surprised if a partner or close friend throws you a curveball today. Or perhaps, you will meet someone unusual? Something will occur because the Moon is opposite your sign and it is lined up with unpredictable Uranus, which means the people you encounter might surprise you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your work routine will be interrupted today almost certainly. Staff shortages, power outages, delays, equipment breakdowns as well as surprises when dealing with someone are likely. Therefore, be smart and give yourself extra time so that you have wiggle room to deal with the unexpected.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Parents should be extra alert today because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. Meanwhile, social occasions might suddenly change. They could be cancelled or – surprise! You receive a fun invitation to go somewhere! Who knew? Could go either way.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Something to do with your home routine will change today. Small appliances might break down or a minor breakage could occur. Perhaps someone unexpected will knock on your door? For starters, get dressed so that you are ready to deal with the unexpected. Stay on your toes.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a mildly accident-prone day for your sign, which means you should pay attention to everything and be mindful. Think before you speak or act. You might meet new people today, especially someone unusual. Or someone might intrigue you?

If Your Birthday Is Today

Writer (James Bond creator) Ian Fleming (1908-1964) shares your birthday today. People are drawn to you because you’re interesting, friendly and entertaining. Personally, you have a busy, analytical mind. You observe a lot. This year, you have a strong zest for life! This is why you will socialize more and explore warm friendships with others. You might gain public recognition.

May 28, 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 28 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a fearless Gemini. This person may have no clue as to what danger is. This is a sign of a real go-getter. You take what you want from life, and you do not give it back. You own it. You do not get easily scared of people or things.

Typically, those born today seek adventure and can never lose interest in other Gemini who are similar. The May 28 birthday personality is quite independent and straightforward.

You are characteristically funny, practical yet intuitive. Also, you a very ambitious and desire beautiful surroundings. You are willing to work to achieve this status.

This Gemini birthday person is usually enthusiastic and always bursting with laughter. Those born under this zodiac sign will play a trick on their personal and close friends in a minute. Sometimes, in the romance department, they can be idealistic in thinking.

No one is perfect. Accept that human factor otherwise; you could end up heartbroken. However, you usually do not have any problems moving on to the next one. Some people have all the luck.

The May 28th birthday meaning says that you take your family history seriously. The roots or background from which you come could have a significant effect on this Gemini. Being on both sides of the struggle, you can relate to the upper or lower class of people. This quality can easily be applied to parenting.

You could share your children’s goals, desires, dreams and disappointments with great sympathy. The stories of your ancestors could shed some light on tradition, trials, and achievements. The May 28 zodiac birthday Gemini would believe that giving children a good set of values and morals is enough and there is very little use for discipline.

The May 28th birthday personality are usually found in loving and lasting relationships. The person lucky enough to have the affection and respect of this Gemini will be fun, resourceful and excited about making love. This could take a mischievous turn as you like exploring new territory. You are spontaneous, and like diversity so, therefore, you are capable of keeping a relationship new and interesting.

If today is your birthday, you love the idea of a long-term affair. Although you have no problems finding a mate, it is typical that Gemini will want one lover as opposed to several. You find that pillow talk only brings you and your partner closer together. But normally, you are likely to be idealistic in your expectations.

The May 28 astrology analysis predicts that those born on this day look for compatible employment as well. Most men with a birthday today, find themselves being crafty at a draftsman table. You have many options to choose from and may have to change several occupations before deciding on a career.

However, you are ambitious, and you have taken pride in your past projects. As the May 28 zodiac sign is Gemini, job gratification is usually what drives you and not the pay. For this Gemini, typically, it is not what you make but how you spend it. You are likely to have money saved for a rainy day as well. Also, you are thrifty individuals, and you will put up a lay-a-way with the quickness.

The May 28 horoscope predicts that you have no clue of what it feels like to fail or to be afraid. You love people and enjoy mingling. You like being coupled up for this reason. You also take an active interest in your friends and family lives. You love to help people in trouble.

Your family history is important to you as an adult and to your children as it made you the person you are today. Understanding the family roots, this May 28 Gemini believe, that their children will have a better perception of life and will have more discipline and respect because of it.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 28

Cameron Boyce, John Fogerty, Rob Ford, Gladys Knight, Michael Oher, Seth Rollins, Jerry West

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 28

This Day That Year – May 28th In History

1741 – Treaty signed between Spain & Bavaria.
1774 – VA Continental Congress assembled.
1926 – DC holds first night game at Griffith Stadium.
1958 – In the LPGA, Land of Sky Golf Open, Marlene Hagge takes first prize.

May 28 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 28 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

May 28 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes knowledge, energy, and curiosity.

May 28 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Is The Symbol Of The Gemini Zodiac Sign

May 28 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Magician. This card symbolizes the right balance of ambition and resourcefulness needed to be successful. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Swords and King of Swords.

May 28 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Leo: This relationship will be passionate and fun-loving.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign TaurusThis relationship will be difficult and troublesome.

See Also:

May 28 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number represents self-reliance, inspiration, and a good organizer.
Number 6 – This number symbolizes truth, guardianship, balance, and sacrifice.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 28 Birthday

Yellow: This is a color that speaks of life-force, mental clarity, vitality, and flexibility.
Orange: This color signifies brightness, refreshing enthusiasm, optimism, and prosperity.

Lucky Days For May 28 Birthday

Wednesday – This day is ruled by Mercury and signifies a day for being versatile and curious.
Sunday – This day ruled by the Sun is symbolic of encouragement, creativity, command, and strength.

May 28 Birthstone Agate

Agate is a gemstone that is symbolic of removing blocked energy and making you a better and stronger person.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 28th

A stainless steel thermos for the Gemini man and a pretty glass paperweight for the woman. The May 28 birthday horoscope shows that you can be firm yet soft at the same time.

May 28, 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

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on May 28 has an illumination of 4%. 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 28 the Moon is 27.72 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: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 4%
Moon Age: 27.72 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 397,428.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,621,449.37 km

Useful Moon Resources

May 28, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

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Northwestern Hemisphere

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

May 28, 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Gemini 26
Moon:18 Taurus 44
Mercury:27 Taurus 10 Rx
Venus:00 Taurus 12
Mars:02 Aries 51
Jupiter:03 Aries 13
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13
Uranus:16 Taurus 08
Neptune:25 Pisces 11
Pluto:28 Capricorn 24 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 42 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 53

Chiron:15 Aries 20
Ceres:05 Cancer 36
Pallas:12 Taurus 39
Juno:12 Pisces 17
Vesta:01 Pisces 12

Eris:24 Aries 47

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Northern Hemisphere

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

May 28, 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Gemini 21
Moon:17 Taurus 43
Mercury:27 Taurus 12 Rx
Venus:00 Taurus 07
Mars:02 Aries 47
Jupiter:03 Aries 12
Saturn:25 Aquarius 13
Uranus:16 Taurus 07
Neptune:25 Pisces 11
Pluto:28 Capricorn 24 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 43 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 52

Chiron:15 Aries 19
Ceres:05 Cancer 34
Pallas:12 Taurus 37
Juno:12 Pisces 16
Vesta:01 Pisces 11

Eris:24 Aries 47

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:7
Fixed:8
Mutable:4

Northeastern Hemisphere For 1200 CEST GMT 1000

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

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

Sun:07 Gemini 04
Moon:14 Taurus 10
Mercury:27 Taurus 18 Rx
Venus:29 Aries 46
Mars:02 Aries 34
Jupiter:03 Aries 09
Saturn:25 Aquarius 12
Uranus:16 Taurus 06
Neptune:25 Pisces 11
Pluto:28 Capricorn 25 Rx

True Lunar Node:22 Taurus 33
Mean Lunar Node:21 Taurus 43 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):04 Cancer 50

Chiron:15 Aries 19
Ceres:05 Cancer 26
Pallas:12 Taurus 29
Juno:12 Pisces 11
Vesta:01 Pisces 06

Eris:24 Aries 47

Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:2
Water:5
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4

May 28 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Click on the hyperlinks for information about the Justice from the Shadowscapes Tarot card deck on tarotx.net

Justice – Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

I. Description of Justice Shadowscapes Tarot

II. The meaning of Justice Shadowscapes Tarot

III. Justice Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread

More The Justice Cards from Famous Tarot Decks


Rune

From TheRuneSite.com – Elder Futhork Runes

Sowulo

Sound: “s”
Stands for: Sun
Color: Yellow
Casting meaning: With the help of this rune we tend to be able to see things more clearly. Like the sun sheds light on dark times, with Sowulo we too can find the light during dark times.

Witch’s Rune

From wizardforest.com – Witches Runes

 Crossroad

Since ancient times it has been considered that crossroads are very powerful places. They are often used for magic procedures. The crossroads also symbolize the crossed spears. Nevertheless, in spite of its mystery the fallen rune Crossroad doesn’t mean something bad. It only hints that you are on the way to choose as you are standing on the crossroads. And only you can decide what way to choose. You shall take much pain to analyze everything, make a decision and listen to your mind and intuition.

Key words: road choice, crossroad, gates, free will, your decision

Moon phase: new Moon

Element: Air

Chakra No.3: solar plexus

Ogham

From Druid Ogham- For more information about Koda

Koad

Grove, convergence, ecosystem, review, crossroads, harmony

Tree: Collection of various trees

Letter: Ch

Koad represents a point on the map of your life and cause to reflect on what got you there as well as where you are headed. Many factors conspired to bring you where you are today. An entire ecosystem exists in and around you that is as unique as a fingerprint. This ecosystem is neither entirely good nor entirely bad, which is why this Ogham and the rest of the Forfedha (Oir, Uilleand, Phagos, and Mor) are too complex to be read as well or ill-dignified. Koad is one particular harmony/dissonance at this point in your life. If your life is going well in some respects, this could mean a feeling of competence and capability or a feeling of love and being loved. If you are in a time of stress, Koad may represent the s**tstorm whirling around you. Or all of the above could be going on at once.
You are here to learn a certain set of unique lessons in this lifetime. There are many roads you can take any given day, and like one of those old Choose Your Own Adventure books, each road has its own outcome. Sometimes two seemingly different roads have the same outcome. Koad indicates a feeling of responsibility and ownership of your decisions, however, other factors you cannot control should be taken into account as well, such as family history, social norms, laws, and the era in which you dwell.

Many people do not realize that orchestral symphonies are major works that are frequently an hour in length. A symphony is an elaborate ABA form (think Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on steroids) with mini-breaks between three sections. If your life is a symphony, imagine Koad as one moment in one measure of a huge programmatic work of music. What harmony have you achieved? Are you in a slow or fast movement?

Questions when you draw Koad: …

May 28 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

From psychic-revelation.com – I Ching

Hexagram Thirty – Four/34

Name: Ta Chuang.

Keyphrase: The power of the great.

Formed By The Trigrams: Thunder over Heaven.

 

General: To win an advantage you not only need increase your strength but to accompany it with responsible action.

Love: You will find others have a powerful attraction to you – use this power wisely.

Business: This is a favorable time for business but do not try and go to far. Make sure you protect yourself and those around you.

Personal: Problem issues can be favorably overcome if tackled with honor and compassion.

 

Overview: Ta Chuang relates to the chance to take advantage of the current situation. Unlike Tun which urges a temporary retreat, Ta Chuang urges you to make the most of it. It carries the warning though, that overconfidence can lead to a downfall. Don’t be rash, plan your strategy wisely and minimize damage wherever possible. Feeling empowered is good, but don’t be narcissistic about it.

Numerology

Click here for more information about the numerology meaning for the number 4 from numeroscop.net

Four

Four, among the main numbers of the numerological core, is unwavering firmness of life position, stability and confidence in the future. It means your household up-and-running, strong family and friendship ties, reliable and steady income and the everlasting respect of others.You pay for all this with hard work (the legal side of the issue does not really matter), being reliable, loyal to the principles and dedicated to your job which is not something anyone can cope with. This is innate. So you are lucky.

Positive qualities

 

The positive qualities of the Four could be described as purely men’s virtues if thousands of women didn’t have them. This is high endurance, exceptional working ability, personal organization, commitment to principles and equanimity. You are firm in your beliefs, most important of which is that nothing in this world comes for free, and any reward is to be deserved.

That’s why people of your kind are the foundation of any society. They know what to do and can implement it in practice. There is nothing heroic in your manifestations, but all your life is a feat. As a consequence, only few admire you, but everyone respects you.

Negative qualities

When someone wants to point out the Four’s weakness, they first mention their stubbornness, slowness and tediousness. From a certain point of view, so it is: you always take your time not to make mistakes, and you’ll hold your ground up to the end without losing a chance to rub your opponent’s nose in their errors.

Moreover, you never hide your skeptical attitude towards rattle heads, shallow and irresponsible people. Therefore, you are often accused of being too suspicious, and your zero-tolerance of idleness and unwillingness to waste time on idle pleasures gives others a reason to consider you sullen and hard-grained.

Name Numerology …

Angel Number

Click here for more information about Angel Number 43 from numerologynation.com

Forty – Three

Have you been seeing number 43 a bit too often in your life lately? Well, you might find this weird or think it’s a simple coincidence, but it really isn’t.

There’s more to numbers than meets the eye. Since the angels can’t directly appear and talk to us, they often use numbers to send their messages that are supposed to make our lives better.

Today, we’ll discuss number 43 and the different meanings and symbolism that come with it.

Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

I live across the street from a swampy area and yesterday found a baby Salamander under a bag of potting soil. As I was wondering what message it had for me I thought to share it with you too. In my search for answers I came across a different website for animal spirit guides or helpers. I do animal spirit readings for others to find out how you can get your personal reading done click on Readings by Lady Beltane.

Click here to read more about the animal spirit guide/helper the Salamander from thesecretofthetarot.com

Salamander

When the salamander spirit animal pays you a visit, consider yourself lucky. This spirit guide comes to improve on your level of sensitivity.

At the same time, it helps you to unleash the power that for long has been dormant within you.

The salamander spirit animal makes its presence known in your life to encourage you to live your dreams.

It’s not easy to convert your dreams into reality unless you have some special help. This is where this spirit totem comes in handy.

Additionally, the salamander comes to conduct you through the transformations you have to go through.

You need to grow and change much as you experience these transformations.

What is the Meaning of the Salamander Spirit Animal?

The salamander is one of the most diverse creatures amongst the reptiles. It has a number of qualities that hold a special meaning in your life.

For example, this reptile is a solar power animal. Ironically, it mainly operates during the night.

As a solar power animal, the salamander fills you with the ability to create a balance in your life.

It guides you to make the best use of both day and …

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Saturday

From AngelFire.com

Saturday/Saturn: binding, protection, neutralization, karma, death, manifestation, structure,reality, the laws of society, limits, obstacles, tests, hard work, endurance, real estates, dentists, bones, teeth, farm workers,separation, stalkers, murderers, criminals in general, civil servants, justice, maths, plumbing, wills, debts, financing, joint money matters, discovery, transformation, relations with older people

SATURDAY Ruled by the Roman God of the harvest and planting.

New starts and firmly planting your seeds of intention or good focuses on Saturday.

Other correspondences for Saturday are:

Saturn Rituals: Disciplining ourselves.

Element: Earth

Colour: Black and sometimes purple

Number: 3

Spell for Today – Printable

May 28 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 28

RCW 86: Historical Supernova Remnant

Image Credit & CopyrightMartin Pugh

Explanation: In 185 AD, Chinese astronomers recorded the appearance of a new star in the Nanmen asterism. That part of the sky is identified with Alpha and Beta Centauri on modern star charts. The new star was visible for months and is thought to be the earliest recorded supernova. This deep image shows emission nebula RCW 86, understood to be the remnant of that stellar explosion. The narrowband data trace gas ionized by the still expanding shock wave. Space-based images indicate an abundance of the element iron and lack of a neutron star or pulsar in the remnant, suggesting that the original supernova was Type Ia. Unlike the core collapse supernova explosion of a massive star, a Type Ia supernova is a thermonuclear detonation on a a white dwarf star that accretes material from a companion in a binary star system. Near the plane of our Milky Way galaxy and larger than a full moon on the sky this supernova remnant is too faint to be seen by eye though. RCW 86 is some 8,000 light-years distant and around 100 light-years across.

May 28 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1588 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

1830 US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears

1936 Alan Turing submits “On Computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.

1972 White House “plumbers” first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters and install listening devices at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

Today’s Historical Events

585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

1037 Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II removes “Constitutio the Feudis”

1156 Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios

1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau, Silesia

1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

 

1858 Dion Boucicault‘s play “Foul Play” premieres in London

1951 The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV

1951 Radio programme “Crazy People” (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”

1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1960 Frank Loesser’s musical “Greenwillow”, starring Anthony Perkins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 95 performances

1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

1974 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” wins 5 awards, including Cicely Tyson for Dramatic Performance

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1906 Shields and Cobbs’ musical “His Honor, The Mayor” premieres in NYC

1938 Paul Hindemith‘s opera “Mathis der Maler” premieres in Zurich

1940 Irving Berlin‘s musical “Louisiana Purchase”, satirizing Huey Long’s political power, opens at The Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 444 performances

1959 Johnson & Bart’s musical “Lock Up Your Daughters” premieres in London

1964 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet

1966 “Ballad Of Irving”, parody song by Frank Gallop peaks at #34 in US

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

1967 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concert

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)

1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5

1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5

1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2

1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2

1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa

1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

1934 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]

Pagan Word for Today

Pagan & Magickal Terms and Definitions

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Today’s Word is

Quarters

Another name for the four cardinal directions–north, east, south, & west. (See also: Watchtowers, the) Generally linked to the Elements in many Wiccan and Pagan traditions today.

Watchtowers, The

Another name for the four elements in some traditions; earth, air, fire, water. Sometimes used in reference to the spirits of the four directions–north, east, south, west–regardless of Elemental association. May also be in reference to the Archangels Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, and Uriel in similar fashion. As the Watchtowers, the spirits serve as protection within a magickal working.

From Spells8.com

Quarters

The four corners and/or watchtowers associated to each cardinal direction in a magickal circle. They are symbolic structures called upon to guard over a circle during a ritual.