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Originally posted by CLPrime
And, in response to those who say they've never seen the moon point up before, all I can say is, you weren't paying enough attention
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by Blaine91555
This has been discussed by Von Helton. But until other sources validate that this source from Italy is indeed accurate, I will withhold comments. Planet X ? Niburu? Tyche???
A careful observer will certainly notice that over the period of months, the crescent of the Moon does indeed seem to go from being lit on the "bottom" of the Moon to being lit on the side of the Moon. So what is happening to make the Moon look different? It is all a result of the Moon's orbit around the Earth, and the Earth's orbit around the Sun. And exactly when you see the Moon in the shape of a 'U' (lit on the bottom) rather than a backward 'C' (lit on the side) depends on what latitude you are at. But the explanation is the same regardless of when you see it from your location.
Some ancient skywatchers spoke of the crescent Moon when the bottom seems to be lit as the "wet moon". They thought it looked like a bowl which could fill up with the rain and snow of the winter season. In Hawaiian astrology, Kaelo the Water Bearer rules from January 20 - February 18. According to the Hawaiian Calendar, Kaelo is the "Dripping Wet Moon" month. However, many other cultures have defined the Moon when lit on the bottom as the "dry moon" since in that configuration, the Moon is "holding in the water".
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by SonoftheSun
I guess your the Moon is normal crowd, thus you wont buy any claims that there is something wrong with the moon,
On the other hand, other cultures said that such a moon is a wet moon because it allowed the water to pour out!