Monday, October 22, 2012

Episode 8

This episode Franchesca explains Planetary hours, and Dagon takes on altars, plus a discussion of the local Pagan Pride day. Hope you enjoy!

How to Calculate Planetary Hours (written form)
Take the sunrise time and sunset time for a day, and calculate how many minutes are between them. For October 1st (Yes, editing took forever, sorry...) the sun rose at 7:04 and set at 6:50. There are 11 whole hours between, which is 660 minutes. There are an additional 46 minutes, so that's 706 minutes. Divide the minutes in the day by 12, which gives you roughly 59 minutes. Each planetary hour between daylight and dark is thus 59 minutes. The first hour would be from 7:04 to 8:03. Since it was a Monday, that first hour is the hour of the Moon. Check the chart linked below for the progression of hours. Use that 59 minutes to make 12 daylight hours ending at 6:50. Then we need to calculate dark hours. Take 120 and subtract the minutes of a daylight hour, which was 59. This makes a dark hour for this day 61 minutes. The first hour of dark is from 6:50 to 7:51. There are 12 hours at night, so calculate that as well. If you have any questions or need more guidance on this, email us!

Planetary hours chart:

Navy Time Chart: