Just noticed that the solstice/equinox dates are all around the 20th of the month,
and Aphelion (ap-helion, not afelion) is the 4th of July.
Who made up the dang calendar and the durn English language, anyway?
(What? Nah, prob’ly not the same guy who made the 24hr and 60min/sec things. I know gravity did the 365-1/4day thing, though.)
Australian version

Super Worm Moon tonight, too!
Wow, that I should live to see the day…


  1. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted March 20, 2019 at 9:36 am |

    Just started raining like mad here. Thank havens; it’ll [mayb] keep down the pollens which is torturing everyone.

    well, torturing me. which is everyone I’m in charge of.

    [stupid stupid sexy plants...]

  2. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted March 20, 2019 at 11:34 am |

    Yannow, I was just thinking last evening that it’s about time for Doug’s quarterly astronomy lesson. And here it is.

    Nice to know that SOME things in this world are reliable…

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted March 20, 2019 at 11:39 am |

    ^ *heh*
    That predictable, eh?
    Yeah, I like to know where I am and where my towel is at all times.

  4. mech
    Posted March 21, 2019 at 8:07 am |

    So was that the best time to harvest the spice?

  5. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted March 21, 2019 at 10:32 am |

    ^ We wait until wormsign tapers off