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Ancient Egyptians may have chronicled the flickering of a star known as "the Demon," perhaps the earliest known record of a variable star, astronomers suggest.

The ancient Egyptians wrote calendars that marked lucky and unlucky days. These predictions were based on astronomical and mythological events thought of as influential for everyday life. The best preserved of these calendars is the Cairo Calendar, a papyrus document dating between 1163 and 1271 B.C. The entry for each day is prefaced by three hieroglyphics that indicate either good or bad luck, with the characters often derived from events of mythology.

Astronomers at the University of Helsinki in Finland had previously discovered that some of the fortunate days recurred in a pattern, every 29.6 days. This almost exactly matches the length of the lunar cycle — the time between two full moons. New moons may have been associated with bad luck.

http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-egyptian-calendar-reveals-earliest-record-demon-star-130240750.html

ha ha, forgot to add the link!! ;) Edit for link.

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Re: Ancient Egyptian Calendar Reveals Earliest Record of 'Demon Star'
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 04:36:19 PM »
Will be looking shortly, but wanted to express My best wishes that You feel better immediately.  I will send good energy.  [smile]
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Re: Ancient Egyptian Calendar Reveals Earliest Record of 'Demon Star'
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 07:51:04 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-egyptian-calendar-reveals-earliest-record-demon-star-130240750.html

ha ha, forgot to add the link!! ;) Edit for link.

Pardon me for not rebutting any more insight of this information, my health has been deteriorating as of lately and I am not feeling well today.
So, with that said "Enjoy the thread!"
BBL with more discussion, and "Sorry folks."

1Worldwatcher

So sorry to hear of your health issues, 1WW, and today I will send a wave of positive healing energy your way, all the way to South Dakota!

In using the telscope, I had noticed Algol always has a different appearance each time I look it's way, but I had no idea why. I look just as an observer, and what caught my eye in that article was the 29.6 day cycle...nearly the same as a month of our current calender.

I wonder how this all fits in with the geometric nature of the universe, and our present 12 month calender.

Any input on that...Hobbit?
Are the months chosen the way they are to coincide with these happy and unhappy times?

Either way, it's a cool post, and something Ill be reading more about!

Get well, my friend, and look for that wave of healing to come your way!
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