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Astronomica – One of the Earliest Works on Astrology

By |2020-05-09T13:13:17+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Astronomica, also known as the Astronomicon, is a Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters, and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius; little is known of Manilius, and [...]

The History of Halley’s Comet

By |2020-03-16T17:12:13+03:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in [...]

The Crown of Immortality

By |2020-02-28T00:29:22+03:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Crown of Immortality is a literary and religious metaphor traditionally represented in art first as a laurel wreath and later as a symbolic circle of stars. The Crown of Immortality appears in a number of Baroque iconographic and allegoric works of art to indicate [...]

Arcturus – One of the Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

By |2020-02-15T02:33:51+03:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, the fourth-brightest in the night sky, and the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere. Together with Spica and Denebola (or Regulus, depending on the source), Arcturus is part of the Spring Triangle asterism and, by [...]

Crescent Shape Symbolism and History

By |2019-12-31T16:44:18+03:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

A crescent shape is a symbol or emblem used to represent the lunar phase in the first quarter (the "sickle moon"), or by extension a symbol representing the Moon itself. Crescent is used as the astrological symbol for the Moon, and hence as the alchemical [...]

Ophiuchus Constellation Location, History, and Mythology

By |2019-12-09T01:14:46+03:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ophiuchus is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ophioukhos; "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping a snake. The serpent is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by [...]

Canopus: The Second-Brightest Star in the Night Sky

By |2019-11-28T01:56:26+03:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina and is located near the western edge of the constellation around 310 light-years from the Sun. Its proper name is generally considered to originate from the mythological Canopus, who was a navigator for Menelaus, [...]

Orion’s Belt: An Asterism in the Constellation of Orion

By |2019-11-24T01:48:11+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Orion's Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Looking for Orion's Belt in the night sky is the easiest [...]

Helix Nebula – The Eye of God

By |2019-10-29T17:09:38+03:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

The Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824, Helix Nebula is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The distance, measured by [...]