Posts Tagged ‘Stratus’

Cusp of Libra, Clearly

2009/07/02

The extended rains in the Root/Earth Constellation slowly came to an end, with small low cumulus clouds blowing over all day.  When the moon moved into the Flower/Air Constellation, at nine in the morning,  (2100 UTC, July First,) the sky was crystal clear. 

But there is a large storm on the radar, and the sky slowly covered over with a pall of stratus.  Although the rain was forecast with light winds, the characteristics of Flower/Air are typically that the wind starts to blow for quite a while before the first drops fall.   Perhaps that will be proven in the next twelve hours or so.

Since starting this project,  I often reflect on the origin of the division of the Constellations as clarified by Maria Thun and Rudolf Steiner.  The insects are one of the most visible species that become more active in the Flower/Air Constellation,  as reported in previous posts here, and by beekeepers in several B-D publications.    This Journal will be a tremendous support to Maria Thun if we can get a definition of world-wide characteristics as the weather patterns change with the moon.

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Cloud Types Photo Link

2009/03/28

This project, comparing Characteristics of clouds and rains and we need to have a definition of Cloud Type.  For this purpose, I suggest we use  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud_types.jpg  until one of your comments leads to an improvement and we identify a photograph that is more appropriate for our needs. 
In selecting  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud_types.jpg I have tried to find a photo that is simple,  that all can save to their own computer.  This may make it easier to communicate basic information amongst us, but not be detailed enough to differentiate and define the Characteristics of clouds and rains.  Our findings will inform us more about our needs.

Old saying are helpful in understanding the weather.  Forecasters have a massive array of technology in play to predict short-term weather patterns.  This does reduce our need to be precise about the types of clouds passing.  It is likely that we will see marked differences between summer and winter clouds, and also the intervening seasons. 

My expectation is that the timing of rain rhythms, perhaps like “rain-heavy-by-day, drizzle-by-night” or rain only near the cusps, will show the general effects based on the Biodynamic Calendar.   But in these initial research phases, looking for general rules, we will take note of the Ascendent/Descendent and Phases of the Moon, in addition to the Constellations.  A possible key is changes in clouds in different Constellations, so we should use these tagged titles – Cirrus, Cirrocumulus, Altostratus, Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, Nimbostratus, and Stratus – Keep Posted!