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Moon Phases

Moon Phases Simplified

It’s probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between.

As shown in the above diagram, the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why “approximate” is explained below). The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see.

At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so the entire sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden from view.

The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a “half moon”), happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.

Once you understand those four key moon phases, the phases between should be fairly easy to visualize, as the illuminated portion gradually transitions between them.

An easy way to remember and understand those “between” lunar phase names is by breaking out and defining 4 words: crescent, gibbous, waxing, and waning. The word crescent refers to the phases where the moon is less that half illuminated. The word gibbous refers to phases where the moon is more than half illuminated. Waxing essentially means “growing” or expanding in illumination, and waning means “shrinking” or decreasing in illumination.

Thus you can simply combine the two words to create the phase name, as follows:

After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is waxing crescent. After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous. After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase occurs next. Following the third quarter is the waning crescent, which wanes until the light is completely gone — a new moon.

Some explains about relation between lunar phases and human relation:

When the moon is full, people, both male and female, will experience a slight change in their mood and behavior. They will suffer more from stress and become more emotionally unstable. Persons will be more sensitive to details and the slightest change could affect their emotional stableness. Work overload will cause an influx of intense stress. Persons will want alone time to deal with their own frustrations. They will lack the attention span to deal with others and will have a lack of assertiveness.
When a new moon occurs, people, male and female, will experience a sense of calmness. Their emotions will stabilize and their willingness to accept difficulties will reach its peak. The persons will be more energetic and open-minded. Optimism will also result from this moon phase. They will become more susceptible to change. Along with this sense of emotional tranquility, the individuals will get more work done. The quantity of work, no matter the amount, will not effect their emotions as significantly, as compared to when the moon is full. In addition to looking at different moods in relation to the phase of the moon, we will also be looking for variations between the genders.
Women and men have obvious differences. Stereotypically, women display their emotions more frequently than men do. Our prediction is that the moon will have a greater affect on the change in behavior of women than men. The men will not show this change in behavior as strongly as women will. We are also taking into consideration women’s moods in relation to the menstrual cycle; we realize that this time could alter our results. In our survey (see below) we will ask this question and see if it affects our outcome.

 

Cine Moare?

Vorbe de:     Pablo Neruda

 

Moare cate putin cine se transforma in sclavul obisnuintei, urmand in fiecare zi aceleasi

traiectorii;

cine nu isi schimba existenta; cine nu risca sa construiasca ceva nou;

cine nu vorbeste cu oamenii pe care nu-i cunoaste.

Moare cate putin cine-si face din televiziune un guru.

Moare cate putin cine evita pasiunea, cine prefera negrul pe alb si punctele pe “i” in locul unui vartej de emotii,

acele emotii care invata ochii sa straluceasca, oftatul sa surada si care elibereaza sentimentele inimii.

 

Moare cate putin cine nu pleaca atunci cand este nefericit in lucrul sau;

cine nu risca certul pentru incert pentru a-si indeplinii un vis;

cine nu-si permite macar o data in viata sa nu asculte sfaturile “responsabile”.

Moare cate putin cine nu calatoreste; cine nu citeste; cine nu asculta muzica; cine nu cauta harul din el insusi.

 

Moare cate putin cine-si distruge dragostea; cine nu se lasa ajutat.

Moare cate putin cine-si petrece zilele plangandu-si de mila si detestand ploaia care nu mai inceteaza.

Moare cate putin cine abandoneaza un proiect inainte de a-l fi inceput;

cine nu intreaba de frica sa nu se faca de ras si cine nu raspunde chiar daca cunoaste intrebarea.

Evitam moartea cate putin, amintindu-ne intotdeauna ca “a fi viu” cere un efort mult mai mare decat simplul fapt de a respira.

Doar rabdarea cuminte ne va face sa cucerim o fericire splendida.

Totul depinde de cum o traim …

Daca va fi sa te infierbanti, infierbanta-te la soare,

Daca va fi sa inseli, inseala-ti stomacul.

Daca va fi sa plangi, plange de bucurie.

Daca va fi sa furi, fura o sarutare.

Daca va fi sa pierzi, pierde-ti frica.

Daca va fi sa simti foame, simte foame de iubire.

Daca va fi sa doresti sa fi fericit, doreste-ti in fiecare zi…

Recenzie conferinta Neagu Djuvara

Saptamana aceasta am avut deosebita plăcere si onoare sa fiu prezent la conferința domnului profesor Neagu Djuvara.

Conferinţa s-a desfăşurat în Aula Universităţii de Petrol-Gaze. Participanţii s-au putut pune la curent şi cu ultimele noutăţi prezentate de Humanitas la Bookfest şi  au putut cumpăra volumele profesorului Neagu Djuvara.

Tema conferintei: “Cum am trecut eu prin cele trei războaie ale secolului 20”.

Discursul domnului profesor a fost o discuție liberă formulată ca o lecție de istorie prezentată prin propria experiența,  urmat de intrebari ale publicului si autografele de final.

De remarcat faptul ca pe toata durata prezentarii Domnul Profesor, care peste 3 luni va implini onorabila varsta de 96 de ani a stat in picioare in fata audientei!

Audiența a fost formată din profesori ai Universitatii Upg, studenti ,profesori de istorie din Ploiești care au adus bineinteles clase de elevi care din nou bineinteles nu au rezistat pana la sfârșit – in schimb au fost linistiti pe durata conferintei.

Personal am citit decat o singura carte de-a domniei sale: “Între Orient şi Occident” si am ascultat Audiobook-ul:

“O scurta istorie a romanilor povestita celor tineri” pe care l-am cumparat pentru a-l face cadou.

 

 

Oamenii sunt ca norii, se aduna si se imprastie dupa cum bate vantul!

In continuarea postului Unii Oameni – Alti oameni … Nu inteleg niciodata.. sau se fac ca inteleg insa nu au timp sa asculte atent ceea ce li se spune!

 

Te repeti atunci cand vrei sa ajuti pe cineva si chiar vrei sa inteleaga ceea ce ai spus insa cand vezi ca repeta aceleasi greseli inseamna ca nu este pentru el… si in concluzie nici pentru tine…! Asadar de ce sa iti mai bati capul! Cu siguranta o sa ai o durere mare de cap.

Este foarte sanatos sa fi rabdator cu tine insuti in cele mai nepotrivite momente si aparent neintelese chiar si de tine.

Atitudinea ( nu este tangibila, este reflectarea exterioara a unui sentiment interior. Atitudinea pozitiva poate deveni bunul cel mai de pret, daca suntem constienti ca nu ceea ce se intampla, ci ceea ce se intampla in interiorul nostru este cel mai important.) ai face pe  alti  oameni sa se intrebe,  sa devina curiosi si sa fie chiar ei asa cum sunt  de fapt nu cum vor sa para cei mai multi care pentru a trece peste anumite bariere din capul lor isi insusesc imagini exterioare pe care nu le pot sustine.        Cel mai mult conteaza mesajul pe care il transmit.

Prezentarea de mai jos poate sa fie mai explicita.

Zig Ziglar –  Atitudinea  face diferenta.

 

Finding Your Passion

People want to have a life that gives them a sense of personal satisfaction.

For Those  who don’t made the Myer Briggs Test i attached you an article  to examining each personality type and job fit.

 

 

 

Rationals may have a problem with the Boomer phrase, “Finding Your Passion.” Many Rationals are suspicious of strong emotion. For them, life satisfaction equates to having Knowledge and Competence.

Many of our early Presidents were Rationals, such as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. A common characteristic is a vision of the future and the ability to make that vision come true.

Of all the Rationals, the most driven toward a leadership position is the . David Keirsey said they cannot NOT lead. In business Fieldmarshals (ENTJ) are often found as top executives and senior managers as well as heads of sales and marketing. Since they are driven toward reaching goals, they can be project managers, investment brokers, financial planners, labor relations leaders. Their analytic abilities are of advantage in positions such as business consulting, management consulting, stockbroker, and economic analyst. Professional fields attract the Fieldmarshal so they can call their own shots. If they enter the legal field, they may rise to the position of judge. Says Kent, “I’m very goal driven and I expect everyone who works for me to be aiming toward the same goal. If you focus your team, you can achieve what might once have seemed impossible.”

The Mastermind (INTJ) is very focused as well, but more on an internal vision. They are good at solving problems and like to work on tough intellectual puzzles. They are often led into technical positions such as scientific researcher, design engineer, environmental planner. The developing field of genetics benefits from their intensity as does the field of medicine. In education they are most often found at the college and university level. In the professions, they may be a lawyer, a business analyst, or strategic planner. Some have a strong artistic/creative bent and may become an artist, inventor, or designer. Whatever they do, they do it with intensity. Says Kim, “I am constantly teaching myself something new in order to solve the problems that I encounter. My husband leaves me alone when he sees that I am caught in what he calls my “Thinking Time.” I’m unwinding knots even in my sleep.”

Usually the most out-going of all the Rationals is the Inventor (ENTP). That’s because they love bouncing their ideas off other people and seeing their reactions. It is not unusual to find this type in any job that requires new ideas and people contact. You might find them in politics, in real estate development, in advertising, in marketing, or in public relations. They could be a venture capitalist, a management consult, or a sports agent. As long as they have the opportunity to invent a new product or a new experience, they will shine. Says Donna, “We’d never tried landing on Mars using air bags and bouncing, but we did it. We took the risk, then checked out everything we could to limit the risk and we succeeded.”

The most reserved of the Rationals is the Architect (INTP). They store huge amounts of information in their heads and can analyze problems with great insight. They are often drawn to professions where they can be their own bosses, such as optometrist, plastic surgeon, neurologist, or scientist. They may become lawyers, architects, or financial analysts. Many are found in the higher levels of academia in such fields as archeology, chemistry, philosophy, or mathematics. They may show a strong creative bent as a musician, inventor, or photographer. Some restore antiques or old cars. Says Don, “I like having my own business as an optometrist. I am constantly reading about new advances in the field. My work must be of the highest quality. My reputation has caused many patients to come to me because they have problems that were not solved by other treatment professionals.”

The drive towards constantly increasing their knowledge base and being highly competent is what gives Rationals a sense of personal satisfaction.

Libertatea de a alege!

Cand ne-am născut noi cei din generatia Y, marea majoritate nu a putut alege dacă sa fie ortodox, catolic sau musulman.
După 20 de ani de La Revolutiei când ne-am “câștigat” dreptul de a alege marea majoritate a ales cu ce a putut si ea La momentul acela.
In zilele noastre tot mai mulți aleg sa rămână in bezna si zgomot!

Ca o părere personală aleg sa respect si sa cinstesc persoanele ce le-am cunoscut si le voi mai cunoaste, si care au dovedit prin fapte ca merita acest drept.  
Libertatea mea începe acolo unde se termina libertatea ta!

Faceți un exercitiu: stati 20 de minute in centrul orașului pe o banca cu ochii inchisi. Ce auziti si ce simtiti?


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