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Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent
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Location: Hammond, Indiana
Gender: Female
Last Seen: Mon, 11 Dec 2017

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Merry Meet My Brothers And Sisters. I am Wiccan and I love to cast and help people. I love to answer questions about the craft. The older generation I find is insightful and the younger generation are inquisitive. I find happiness in helping someone, even if it is only one. I am a kind and gentle person very passive, that is my nature. I have 5 wonderful children and 7 wonderful grandchildren. I love to paint with oils they are my favorite to paint with. I find that laughter and love is the greatest thing we have and that is what keeps us alive. I would love to cure hunger, disease and create world peace. And I find the world so inspiring. You know, we must save or planet because it is worth saving. This is our home and the only place that we have. And I can not do it by myself. It will have to take all of us that live here to have the passion and drive to do so. No one man can accomplish this, it will have to take us to join together with the faith, understanding and love to truly believe this. It truly is worth the effort because, when I look around, and I see the Sun shining in the sky, the clouds and the trees, I think , how perfect this life is. Everything from that great Sun to the tinest creature on this earth, all working together, all one great system perfectly designed. And if just one detail was a fraction off, it would'nt work. Its amazing how every day is a gift just to be here. Do you know what I believe?!....I believe in character, integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. Memories mattered with those who love, loved you and for the ones that did not, even those with fleeting moments, they were somewhat apart of us in our journey. Living a life that matters does not happen by accident, it happens by choice.

The Moon always keeps the same face to us, but not exactly the same face. Because of the tilt and shape of its orbit, we see the Moon from slightly different angles over the course of a month. When a month is compressed into 24 seconds, as it is in this animation, our changing view of the Moon makes it look like it's wobbling. This wobble is called libration .

The word comes from the Latin for "balance scale" (as does the name of the zodiac constellation Libra) and refers to the way such a scale tips up and down on alternating sides. The sub-Earth point gives the amount of libration in longitude and latitude. The sub-Earth point is also the apparent center of the Moon's disk and the location on the Moon where the Earth is directly overhead.

The Moon is subject to other motions as well. It appears to roll back and forth around the sub-Earth point. The roll angle is given by the position angle of the axis, which is the angle of the Moon's north pole relative to celestial north. The Moon also approaches and recedes from us, appearing to grow and shrink. The two extremes, called perigee (near) and apogee (far), differ by more than 10%.

The most noticed monthly variation in the Moon's appearance is the cycle of phases , caused by the changing angle of the Sun as the Moon orbits the Earth. The cycle begins with the waxing (growing) crescent Moon visible in the west just after sunset. By first quarter, the Moon is high in the sky at sunset and sets around midnight. The full Moon rises at sunset and is high in the sky at midnight. The third quarter Moon is often surprisingly conspicuous in the daylit western sky long after sunrise.


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