Monday, September 28, 2015

Carpe Diem #829 Vulpecula (Fox)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I am a little bit late with this episode ... my excuses for that tiny delay.

Last night (September 27th/September 28th) we had an event that occurs not that often ... a total super blood moon eclipse, sadly I missed it. I was awake around the time of the eclipse, because I was anxious to witness this event ... sadly it was a very cloudy night here in The Netherlands at that time so I missed it. Now I have to wait until 2033 to see this event again ... maybe I am Lucky than. Must be awesome to see a super blood moon eclipse.

missing it again
only heavy clouds and a faint red
no super blood moon

© Chèvrefeuille

We are on a journey among the stars and today we have our final encounter with one of the 88 known constellations, Vulpecula (Fox), its also a not so well known constellation. Let us take a closer look at this constellation:

Credits: Vulpecula (Fox)

About this not so well known constellation I couldn't really find a lot of information, but there was a small amount of information which I love to share here with you.

Vulpecula is a faint constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for "little fox", although it is commonly known simply as the fox. It was identified in the seventeenth century, and is located in the middle of the Summer Triangle (an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair).
In the late 17th century, the astronomer Johannes Hevelius created Vulpecula. It was originally known as Vulpecula cum ansere ("the little fox with the goose") or Vulpecula et Anser ("the little fox and the goose"), and was illustrated with a goose in the jaws of a fox. Hevelius did not regard the fox and the goose to be two separate constellations, but later the stars were divided into a separate Anser and Vulpecula. Today, they have been merged again under the name of the fox, but the goose is remembered by the name of the star Vulpeculae: Anser.
Credits: Vulpecula (Fox)

And with this constellation Vulpecula (Fox) we are back on Earth and proud that we have visited all those constellations and have been writing haiku about them. It was really fun to make this space odyssey for you all and I hope you all did enjoy "the ride".

Tomorrow we will have our last episode(s) of this month, a CD Special and a Tokubetsudesu episode, and than we will start with our third anniversary month ...

Vulpecula hunts
amidst the stars
goose escapes

© Chèvrefeuille

Recently I started a new weblog "Carpe Diem Troiku World" it's, as you cvan understand from it's title all about Troiku .... feel free to visit. It's under construction, but there are already a few posts to read.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 1st at noon (CET). I will try to post our next (and last) episodes of this month, Carpe Diem Special and Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu, later on. For now ... thank you for flying with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai to the stars and I hope it will inspire you.

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