Moon: 99% • Waning Gibbous • 15,77 days • Moon Distance: 398,079.39 km
Begins on a Tuesday
…last month of the year
● This month’s colors: Indigo, Green & greenish-blue
● December Birthstones: Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite, Lapis Lazuli & Blue Topaz
● Flowers associated with December: Narcissus [daffodil], Poinsettia, Holly & Orchid
● Astrological signs: Sagittarius & Capricorn
●Fruits and Veggies of December: Fruits Apples, Cranberries, Oranges, Tangerines, Clementines, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Quinces. Veggies ABeets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chicories, Belgian Endive, Curly Endive, Escarole, Fennel, Horseradish, Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabagas, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash
and our celestial events…
✳︎ December 13, 14: Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The morning of the 15th could also be nearly as active this year.
✳︎ December 14: New Moon • 16:18 UTC
✳︎ December 21: December Solstice • 10:02 UTC. The first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
✳︎ December 21, 22: Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd.
✳︎ December 30: Full Moon • 03:30 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule.
11th month of my calendar features:
As Above So Below No3 © Marina Kanavaki
Technique: watercolour • Dimensions: 34x24cm [unframed]