Friday, October 31, 2014

Tonight's Sky for October 31: Happy Halloween/Cross Quarter Day


Today is not only Halloween, but a cross-quarter day. What is a cross-quarter day? It's the mid way point of any season and was, like the solstices and equinoxes, an important time for early civilizations as these days served as another natural way to divide up the year into periods of time, which became a matter of life and death with the advent of large scale agriculture around 5000BC. 

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