- “Moon is Sharp” from A I A: Alien Observer by Grouper (2011)
Get your very own print of Athanasius Kircher’s perpetual lunar calendar from Rendij Studio.
Athanasius Kircher was a philosopher and mystic of the 17th century. In his perpetual lunar calendar showing the phases of the moon, Kircher beautifully illustrates the unity of mathematics and mysticism. By using the growth properties of the arithmetical spiral, he makes it possible to read the the hour of moonrise in each successive phase.
You may remember how quickly Alec Thibodeau’s lunar calendar sold out last year. He’s done another intricate letterpress calendar for 2011 and it is now available for pre-order.
The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
From The Farmers Almanac Full Moon Names and Their Meanings. This year, the full moon falls on the winter solstice.