As Above, so Below

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When there’s a full moon in Costa Rica, the night in Costa Ballena comes alive.

88 constellations light the night sky, for centuries man has relied on stars for direction, for weather indications and as a basis to spur on discussions about what lies beyond. Living close to nature locals often find themselves in discussion about what moon cycle we are in. Although the Sun is a star we could not live without, the moon too plays a pivotal role, as does the night. If we are in a new moon cycle it is time prune or cut, and transplanting and planting are best left to a full moon. A general rule of thumb for gardeners, the full moon period will be centered on what happens below the soil, and at all other times, your gardening will deal with anything happening above the soil.

Blue Moon - July 31, 2015 - Ojochal, Costa Rica
Blue Moon – July 31, 2015 – Ojochal, Costa Rica

At night, the jungle does not sleep, frogs, snakes, and the hunters of the wild appear alongside the stars. This is also a time for star gazers to indulge. Easily we can learn to spot constellations such as the Big Dipper (Ursa Major), or Orion the Hunter, as well as the planets, the “wanderers” of the sky. And meteor showers are a great time to head to the beach with a wide celestial horizon with which you will get a front seat. With absence of light pollution we can look up at the night’s sky and any amateur can enjoy!

 

Blue Moon - July 31, 2015 - Ojochal, Costa Rica
Blue Moon – July 31, 2015 – Ojochal, Costa Rica
Blue Moon - July 31, 2015 - Ojochal, Costa Rica
Blue Moon – July 31, 2015 – Ojochal, Costa Rica