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Final Weeks to See The Sacred Hoop (a.k.a. The Winter Circle)!

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Apr 2, 2019.

Final Weeks to See The Sacred Hoop (a.k.a. The Winter Circle)!

Started by Orion25 on Apr 2, 2019 at 8:57 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Final weeks to see The Sacred Hoop asterism (a.k.a. The Winter Circle) as seen by the indigenous Lakota people before it fades into the evening twilight. This is a composite of two images I took because the area is so wide! It's roughly the shape of a hoop and when the moon or planets cross this region it's considered a sign of good things to come. As you can see in the lower right, Mars has just entered the hoop and will continue its eastward motion there for several more weeks. The moon will cross the hoop between April 8-13. Watch out for these events and may all good things come to you all!

    ASTRONOMY - WINTER CIRCLE LAKOTA 4-02-19 A CAPTION FIX SM.jpg

    Salut!
    Reggie :)
     
  2. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    As we've just gone into British Summer Time the Sacred Hoop is definitely getting difficult for me to see lol.

    Cyfarchion!

    Dave :)
     
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    i was out last night, very clear, but didn't know about the loop. I'll look for it next clear night. Thanks for the education!
     
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    By May, most of the winter constellations are lost in evening twilight down my way at 32 degrees N.
    Cyfarchion, hey that's Welsh, lol!
     
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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome, my friend!
     
  6. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Remember I'm a fair bit north to you (not far from the North Pole lol).

    Nos da.
     
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    Great image, as well as the interesting information on the Winter Circle. Thank you, Reggie.

    Ed
     
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    I was 2800 km away from the North Pole last week :)
    Unfortunately it was snowing so no observing opportunities :(

    If the clouds clear around here I will take a look at the circle.
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    I've never been much further north than Edinburgh anyway lol. It snows a bit in Scotland. The west coast can be quite warm because of the Gulf Stream though.

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    I can't recall properly, but the video you deleted featured a megalithic circle which has some link to astronomy, if tenuous. But, hey, feel free to edit my posts. If I ever actually post again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callanish_Stones

    Plus, it's in the Hebrides, north Scotland. And Helen Marnie is Scottish. So, doubly apposite.
     
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