Contrary Findings

These days around the equinox have been a challenge to my initial theory of the BD Calendar.  I have measured rains with the Moon in the various constellations, with by far more rain in the Root/Earth and Leaf/Water Constellations.  But, at this time of year (Spring and Fall,) I found a contrary effect, perhaps due to the fast-changing day-lengths that the North and South temperate latitudes experienced these days (about 4 weeks each side of Sept.21)

Here it important to distinguish between AMOUNT of rains, and CHARACTERISTICS of the rain.  By characteristics, I mean “sudden downpours,” Gusts,” and “Daytime vs. Night Rain.” 

Seeing the fabulous weather maps, most accessible of the USA, such as http://www.lawrencevilleweather.com/dewpoints.htm, makes this all the more graphic.  For example, just as we left Flower/Air for Leaf/Water at 0800 UTC, 5 Sept., the contintal USA was nearly clear of clouds.  After just 14 hours in Leaf/Water the rains were spread over much of the map.

Cloud and Rain Map as the Moon shifts from Air to Water

Cloud and Rain Map as the Moon shifts from Air to Water

That aside, the nature of the rains in the various periods retain characteristics:  Daytime rains in Leaf/Water constellations, often as a surprise shower.  Night rain in Root/Earth as a continuous drizzle.  Barometric pressure increasing during the Flower/Air period.  Rains in Fruit/Fire arriving powerfully after a long threatening blow.

See the widespread rain areas that have developed after 14 hours.

Fourteen Hours after Moon in Leaf/Water Constellation

Fourteen Hours after Moon in Leaf/Water Constellation

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