Qigong Global Summit 2020

Free Online EventQigong Global SummitSeptember 22-25, 2020 You’ll get access to over 20 of the foremost teachers in the field — including Master Mantak Chia, Daisy Lee, Damo Mitchell, Lee Holden, Dr. Roger Jahnke, Master Mingtong Gu, and many...

Kundalini and the Brain Waves of Enlightenment

Saturday, 26 September 2020 - 1:00 PM EST Judith Pennington and John Dupuy are offering a free live webinar: Kundalini and the Brain Waves of Enlightenment Topics include: Just what is kundalini?How to identify the signs of a kundalini experienceHow to prepare...

Happy World Meditation Day 2020!

Happy World Meditation Day 2020!   This year, World Meditation Day is being observed on Thursday 21 May. However you practice... I hope you are enjoying this day!

The Art Of Mindfulness | Why Mindfulness Matters & How To Practice It

Excerpted from John Parrott's terrific guide on mindfulness over on his blog at https://relaxlikeaboss.com/the-art-of-mindfulness/ - be sure to check out the full guide there!   Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few years. In this guide,...

Leaving the Burden of Guilt Behind

Sometimes even after letting go of our mistakes we still feel guilt. Feelings of guilt are distressing and draining. What can be done about it now? Get over your guilt with these strategies: Determine if you should feel guilty. Whose standards are you using? Your...

Keep an Eye on the Sky – November 2016 Astronomical Events

There are many reasons to keep your eye on the sky this month! Check out some of the beauty the heavens will hold:

Taurid Meteor Shower—November 11

Late night and the following morning, the Taurid meteor shower will peak. The individual meteors appear to radiate from the shower’s namesake constellation, Taurus, the bull, which will be riding high in the south during the overnight hours for mid-northern latitude regions. Sky-watchers away from city lights may see as many as 10 to 15 shooting stars an hour, peaking at around 5 a.m. local time on November 11.

01-super-moon-november-sky.ngsversion.1478016031254Super-Duper Moon—November 14

The second in a triad of supermoons—when the full moon makes a close approach to Earth—will rise in the east after sunset. While the last three months of 2016 each boast a supermoon, this month’s full moon will be the largest and closest to Earth since 1948, making it a truly beautiful sight to behold. Stay tuned for a full viewer’s guide, and get ready to submit your best supermoon pictures to National Geographic Your Shot.

Bull’s-Eye—November 15

Late night on November 15 and 16, look for the moon to be stationed near the eye of the constellation Taurus, the bull. That eye is really the red giant star Aldebaran, which sits 67 light-years from Earth. Meanwhile, lucky sky-watchers in the Middle East and across central Asia to Japan will be in the best positions to see the moon occult, or eclipse, Aldebaran during the night of the 15th.

Leonid Meteor Shower—November 16

Look up late at night and into the early morning hours of the 17th for a flurry of shooting stars during the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower. With the waning gibbous moon ducking under the local horizon after local midnight, the best views will be in the early morning hours of the 16th, with as many as 10 to 20 shooting stars an hour visible from the dark countryside. Individual meteors will appear to originate from the shower’s namesake constellation, Leo, which rises in the east in the predawn hours this time of the year.

Buzzing the Beehive—November 18

Look east late at night for the waning gibbous moon to make a close pass of the famous Beehive open star cluster, also known as Messier 44. Using binoculars, you can scan the sky to the upper right of the moon for the thousand-star strong cluster, located 610 light-years from Earth. The next night, the moon will slip underneath the Beehive.

Lion’s Heart—November 21

Look toward the southeastern sky in the early morning hours for the crescent moon snuggling up next to the constellation Leo’s heart: the bright star Regulus. The cosmic pair will be quite stunning to the unaided eyes, with the two objects separated by just over a degree, equal to the width of your thumb held at arm’s length.

Mercury Meets Saturn—November 23

As a great observing challenge, use binoculars to try and spot faint, star-like Saturn next to Mercury. Both planets will be tricky to find in the glare of the sunset and will need a viewing location that has an absolutely clear line of sight to the southwest horizon.

Moon and Jupiter—November 25

About an hour before local sunrise, look southeast for the thin crescent moon hanging below the king of all planets, Jupiter. The pair will be particularly striking, since they will appear less than two degrees apart, equal to the span of just four lunar disks in the sky.

Read the full article at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/skywatching-sky-guide-november-moon-meteor-shower-astronomy/