Festivities of Natural Annual Events Around The World: Australis Lux (The Longest Day & Night of The Year)

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December 15, 2015 by Rua Lupa

 

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What is Seasonally Occurring

The longest night and day on earth occurs at the same time twice a year (approximately every 183 days). Currently in earth’s orbit the Australis Polus Axis will reach a 90° angle toward the sun making the daily turning view of the sun directly overhead with no shadows present at noon along this axis. This being the furthest that the sun is experienced overhead on this end of the planet makes it the longest day of the year for that hemisphere while the opposite hemisphere is experiencing its longest night. Each hemisphere will experience the opposite effects half a year later.

Ehoah-Globus_Australis-Lux

Original Image by Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz, used under Creative Commons.

It is during this time of year that Australis sees earth’s daily turning view of the sun at its highest along the north horizon. The Australis Polus Axis it is in the midst of experiencing 24hrs of a measured day for approximately a solid month of solid daylight, while the pole proper has been experiencing this since the Equilux (approx. 3 months earlier). In Australis it is summer with most regions experiencing the wet season in full swing with the tropical rain belt right over head. Australia itself will be getting most of its continental rain in the next couple months.

The equator will be seeing the daily turning view of the sun at its furthest southern point. At this point the Tropical Rain Belt is over the equator and moving toward the Australis Sol Axis.

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Original Images by PZmaps, used under Creative Commons.

For Borealis the nights are at their longest with the daily turning view of the sun at its lowest along the south horizon. The Borealis Polus Axis itself is in the middle of having darkness for approximately a solid month, while the pole proper has been experiencing this since the Equinox (approx. 6 months total). For Borealis its most northern regions are snow covered, cold and icy; In its subtropical climates it is the dormant season, and in its tropical climates the new growing season is very near.

 

Seasonal Customs

Australis is celebrating summer bringing its rains with it.

Australis activities around Lux include: Gathering ripening fruit and other foods in season, decorating with a rainbow of colors (including food) & movement (performers, flags, ribbons, etc.), rogaining race for adolescents with a showering of colored water at the finish line, waterworks, optical illusion displays, body paint art, and so on.

AUSTRALIS

CELEBRATION

GENERAL DATE

SPECIFIC DATE

CALENDAR

REGION OF ORIGIN

CULTURE

Midsummer (Litha)

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

Wheel of the Year

North Western Europe

Celtic

Te Maruaroa O Te Raumati

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Oceania

New Zealand / Maori

Lux

Late December

Pecora – Giraffa 1, December 21

Ehoah Year Wheel – Sphenisci, Australis Kalendar

Earth

Saegoah

 

Borealis will be celebrating the ending of the long nights going into longer days.

Borealis activities around Nox include: Bonfires, visiting friends and family, gift giving, symbolic battle between winter and summer, fire dancing, sacrifice of symbolic individual from livestock, fireworks, decorating with lights, bells, evergreens, snowflakes and stars, making custom seasonal lanterns, light parades, snow & ice sculpting, ice skating, sledding, snowball fights, skiing, skijoring, feasts, sweet treats, and kite flying.

BOREALIS

CELEBRATION

GENERAL DATE

SPECIFIC DATE

CALENDAR

REGION OF ORIGIN

CULTURE

Soyal

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Turtle Island (North America)

Zuni & Hopi

Nox

Late December

Pecora – Alces 1, December 21st

Ehoah Year Wheel – Gavia, Borealis Kalendar

Earth

Saegoah

Yule

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

Wheel of the Year

Western Europe

Germanic

Montol Festival

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

North Western Europe

Cornish

Meán Geimhridh/Midwinter/Alban Arthan

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

North Western Europe

Celtic

Lohri , Makar Sankranti

Early January

January 13th

Bikrami calendar

Southern Asia

Punjabi, Hindu

Beiwe

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Northern Europe

Sami

Dongzhi Festival, 冬至, 동지, とうじ, Đông chí

Late December

December 21st

East Asian lunisolar calendars

East Asia

East Asian

Goru

Late December

unknown

unknown

North West Africa

Dogon

Junkanoo

Late December, Early January

December 26th. Or January 1st

Gregorian calendar

West Africa

West African

Yalda

Late December

December 21st

Zoroastrian calendar

Western Asia

Persian

Şeva Zistanê

Late December

December 22nd

Zoroastrian calendar

Western Asia

Kurdish

Ziemassvētki

Late December

December 22nd

unknown

North Eastern Europe

Latvia, Baltic states, Romuva

Any additional information on cultural seasonal activities and celebrations would be greatly welcomed.

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