Category : Archeoastronomy

Halloween: Origins

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Published on: October 24, 2015

Halloween: Origins To the surprise of many, Halloween is a significant day on the astronomical calendar. Halloween is a cross-quarter day which means it falls approximately half way between the Autumnal Equinox, the astronomical start of fall and Winter Solstice, the astronomical start of winter. Halloween’s origins date back to […]

The Star of Bethlehem

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Published on: December 19, 2014

One the questions often posed to and by astronomers this time of year is “What was the Star of Bethlehem?” Was the Star of Bethlehem a real astronomical event? Was it a myth created by the early church? Or could it have been something else? The Star of Bethlehem is […]

Halloween: Origins

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Published on: October 19, 2014

Halloween: Origins [swfobject]278[/swfobject] To the surprise of many, Halloween is a significant day on the astronomical calendar. Halloween is a cross-quarter day which means it falls approximately half way between the Autumnal Equinox, the astronomical start of fall and Winter Solstice, the astronomical start of winter. Halloween’s origins date back […]

Halloween

Halloween [swfobject]278[/swfobject] To the surprise of many, Halloween is a significant day on the astronomical calendar. Halloween is a cross-quarter day which means it falls approximately half way between the Autumnal Equinox, the astronomical start of fall and Winter Solstice, the astronomical start of winter. Halloween’s origins date back to […]

The Legend of Halloween

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Published on: October 25, 2010

Halloween [swfobject]278[/swfobject] Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who’s history dates back 4,000 years, primarily lived in the area that is now Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Portugal, although their empire stretched from Ireland in the west to Turkey in the […]

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