August’s Moon Days are all on Wednesdays this year

For the month of August all the Moon Days are on Wednesdays. Today is the first with a Noon No Moon lunch. Next week is the G Moon (First Quarter) dinner. Then there is a the O Moon (Full Moon) Drumming peaking at midnight. Finally is the D Moon (Last Quarter) breakfast. These meetings and meals take place when the moon is at the zenith, right above us.

Moon GOD Southern 3D 4 Phase with letters

Double Trine Alignment 2013-07-29

2013-07-29 allignment 4D

Six heavenly bodies are aligned 60 degrees apart from Earth’s perspective. Reverend Arthur Slade has prepared this visualization as an illustration for what this means.

Merry O’Moon Day

Lunar libration with phase Oct 2007 450px 4D

View with red/blue 3D glasses.

Reverend Arthur Slade created a 4D version of this animation found on Wikipedia.

The 60 frame animation originally showed the moon at 12 hour intervals. The effect is an appreciation of not only the way the light source gives us our moon phases as it circles us but also the apogee/perigee cycle as we can see the moon sweep in and swing back.

This swinging, turning motion has actually give us a chance to understand the spherical nature of the moon. Here, it is clearly not a disc but a ball.

Reverend Arthur Slade took each frame, split them into red and cyan and then offset one of the images by a frame, that is, 12 hours. With red/cyan 3D glasses each eye is seeing the moon with 12 hours time difference. The movement in that time is enough for us to get a impression of its roundness.

Because the 3D effect is due to a difference in time Slade dubs this ‘4D’

To find out why today is called the O’Moon day click here

Tonight we will celebrate the full moon outside St James Church on the corner of Pollen and Pahau streets in Thames at midnight with a flash mob drumming circle.


Moon GOD Southern 3D 4 Phase
I’d like to announce that we are now meeting once a week to celebrate each phase of the moon.
We believe this is the true meaning and intention of the weekly sabbath.

We will meet as follows:
On the day of the new moon (dark moon) we will meet at noon for lunch. This is the _ Moon.
On the day of the first quarter we will meet at 6pm for dinner. This is the G Moon.
On the day of the full moon we will meet at 9pm and celebrate with music and dancing through midnight. This is the O Moon.
On the day of the last quarter we will meet at 6am for breakfast. This is the D Moon.

The general guide is to meet and eat when the moon is at the zenith (midpoint of the sky between East and West) and therefore most visible.

The idea of the sabbath is to do little as possible on that day. These meets are non-commital and are intended to only ever be fun!

If you want to add the calender to you online calender add this iCal address:

Yod (י) is the new moon, He (ה) the half moons (first and last quarters) and Wau (ו) the full moon.

Yod (י) is the new moon, He (ה) the half moons (first and last quarters) and Wau (ו) the full moon.

Jupiter and Io 3D

They meet every second day or so.

Correggio Jupiter and Io 3D

Inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, this is Correggio’s vision of the mysterious Jupiter’s (or Zeus) encounter with the sensual and tactile Io. The model for Jupiter here also had a main role in the TV series Lost. 3Ded by Rev A Slade

Jupiter and Io 3D

The shadow of Io, one of Jupiter’s 4 moons, passes across the face of the planet. This happens about every 42 earth hours. 3Ded by Rev A Slade


Planetary Alignment 3D

2012-12-03 Alignment 3D

Imaging by Celestia, 3Ded by Rev Arthur Slade


2012-12-03 Alignment Jupiter 3D

Imaging by Celestia, 3Ded by Rev Arthur Slade

As for the Giza Alignment:

Giza Dawn 2012-12-03 alignment 3D

Imaging by Google Earth and Stellarium, 3Ded by Rev Arthur Slade