A very rare coincidence on this Friday 13th!

The smallest possible full Moon coincides with Friday 13th today, as the Moon is at a maximum distance from Earth on its elliptical orbit: at a distance of 250,510 miles. As a result, the moon will appear both smaller and dimmer in the night sky when viewed from Earth. Compared to a "super moon" - when a full moon coincides with its closest point in its orbit of Earth - the micro moon will appear 14 per cent smaller and 30 per cent dimmer! The next similar even will occur on 13/08/2049! While, the full Moon itself of course occurs once every month, as well as the Moon is at its closest distance to the Earth once every month, it is much more rare to experience such a triple cosmic coincidence of immense value for astrological beliefs.

Although a typical full Moon in the summer is usually an inspiration for lovers and friends, this moon might be related to potentially satanic events and misfortunes in the past, present or future!

With Halloween not being too far into the future (Thursday 31 October 2019- paradoxically coinciding with Brexit), and the typical British autumn atmosphere that inspires Witches, Demons, and other dark Ghosts and Creatures, one is also wondering of why Friday the 13th is widely considered a bad luck day or a day associated with negative paradoxes.

Let us have a look on the following interesting list of events:

-Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath's first, self-titled album was released in the

UK on Friday, February 13, 1970.

- Novelist Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, released the 13th book of the

Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday, October 13, 2006.

- January 13, 2006, and October 13, 2006, were not only Fridays, but the digits in the

month, day, and year of each date add up to 13. This last occurred on October 13, 1520,

and will next occur on May 13, 2011.

- There is an almost uncanny occurrence (at least in recent years) of the full moon falling

on or very close to a Friday the 13th. July 13th, 1984, February 13th, 1987, March 13th,

1998, October 13th, 2000 were all full moons. June 13th, 2003 and January 13th, 2006

were the days before a full moon, and June 13th, 2014 and January 13th, 2017 occur

slightly after the full moon.

- The asteroid 99942 Apophis will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029.

- The Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released on

Friday, July 13, 2007.

  • On Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, a cruize ship capsizes, with 32 causalities

Alfred Hitchcock was born on Aug. 13, 1899 (Sunday). That's two days off of perfect horror-movie-myth kismet, but never fear: The famous filmmaker would have turned 100 on Friday 13/08/1999!

Next let us a watch a presentation of truly effective "sleeping pills".

Hitchcock was famous for selecting the "Funeral March for a Marionette- Gounod" theme for his his show "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". We can also recall the murderous "Psycho" to the creepy "Rear Window" and the obsessive "Vertigo.

Of course Hitchcock was in the borderline of "acceptable", and has had many critics for his extreme scenarios.

However, he became very popular thanks to being quite open and descriptive about the "dark side" of inherent human nature.

Before we slip back into more interesting science, it may be better for us, not to leave the company of witches and dark magic at this point. Let us all be properly prepared for this Halloween!

  1. Let "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky be our first choice in preparing the atmosphere for the more vicious Magicians, nasty Ghosts and flying Demons of our next nastier choices.

2. "The Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky. It may not look scary enough but hold your poop for the next ones.

3. "In the hall of the mountain King", by Edvard Grieg. Of course this piece of demonic creation has escaped the close circle of magicians and witches and it has become very famous to a wide public.

4. "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius is our favourite choice. The theme appears in a movie with zombies and is quite dark and diabolic to qualify for our Halloween collection. The Walking Dead played Finlandia in episode 5 of season 7 as Sasha and Maggie awoke in Hilltop in the middle of the night to a symphonic fanfare blasting from a parked car and the zombies are rolling in. The cars doors and windows are locked and Finlandia is played until the car is finally smashed by a truck by Maggie.

5. "Toccata in D minor" by Bach. In essence all music by Bach creates to us an impression as if someone is holding a knife and is scaring the hell out of everyone.

Our collection will not include Beethoven as we find all of his music to be composed at a very personal level, however we must include the dark side of Mozart, which can't be underestimated despite the fact that he was a composer with an unbelievable balance in expressing himself.

6. "Don Giovanni" by Mozart

We are going to limit our choices to 7 as we consider 7 to be a more satanic number than 13.

"Seven demons were driven out of Mary Magdelene". Let us also return to science by entering into this Star Gate with Kubric and Ligeti:

7. "Atmospheres" by Ligeti, the only Ligeti piece heard in the entire "Space Odyssey" movie!

A Star Gate is by all means more scary and mysterious than all ghosts and demons, because it could actually exist and it would be more powerful than all of them even had they even existed. A Star Gate could be a wormhole or even a Gate of unknown physics to the humankind. Leaving behind all complicated and incomprehensible creatures of Halloween , let us again remember and think about the singular, elegant and simple Truth and Beauty of the Universe! Moon's shortest distance from Earth is about 238,856 mi and is called "perigee", while the longest distance is called "apogee" (250,510 miles) and is, about the current distance of the Moon- today. The word is derived from the Greek "gee" which means "Earth". It might be just a game of words, but when we have an apogee we observe a micro Moon and when there is a perigee we observe from Earth a super Moon. The average distance of the Moon is 238,900 mi. The Moon itself was created before 4.5 billion years when an object at the size of Mars collided with the Earth, and ejected materials in orbit around the Earth, which were combined in a timescale of about a day, to create the Moon. We can know these details after the space missions of Apollo, which sent back to Earth details about the chemical composition of Moon. The other 3 theories were that Moon was simply captured by the gravitational field of Earth, or even that Earth was rotating too fast and ejected materials into space, or finally that the Moon and the Earth were created at the same place in the Solar system. However our current theories suggest that the solar System was extremely violent during the first hundred million years after the creation with countless violent collisions between heavy objects at the size of Earth. These Proto-Planets have now become stable in terms of moving in specific orders, although there are countless Kuiper Belt objects, asteroids and comets which have irregular orbits that may still pose a danger for life on Earth. The collision of Earth (before 65 million years) with an object of only 16 km, killed all the Dinosaurs together with the 2/3 of life on Earth. We can't be certain if the collision occurred on Friday 13, but it would fit well for a Halloween day festival!

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