Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Mapping the poem to the springtime skies
It's also possible to connect this story to the springtime skies of the northern hemisphere:
Hey diddle diddle, the Cat (Leo – the Lion) and the Fiddle (Lyra – the Lyre), the Cow (Taurus – the Bull) jumped over the Moon (the Moon); the Little Dog (Canis Minor – the Lesser Dog) laughed to see such sport, and the Dish (Crater – a dish shaped constellation) ran after the Spoon (Ursa Major – the Big Dipper).
Because Taurus sets soon after Lyra rises, the named constellations do not appear in the sky together for very long on any given night. Crater and Canis Minor are faint constellations so you will need a clear night and a star chart to find them. The Hey Diddle Diddle pattern of constellations is seen around midnight in mid-February, then appears earlier each night until it is lost in the light of dusk sometime in June. Of course the moon does not have a fixed location in the sky so it is not properly a part of the pattern.
Source from:For more variation and meaning of this song
Friday, January 16, 2009
Source from:Channel News Asia
BANGKOK - A severe cold snap in Thailand prompted authorities Tuesday to declare an emergency zone across more than half of the country normally renowned for its tropical weather, climate officials said.
Local media have reported up to five deaths as a result of exposure to unusually cold conditions but the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said they were still verifying the reports.
As temperatures fell to four degrees Celsius (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts, officials said 42 of 76 provinces, mostly in the north and northeast, will get a special budget to provide blankets and warm clothing.
The Meteorological Department said the temperature in Bangkok fell to 15 degrees Celsius on Monday -- cold for the capital, but still far off its record low of 11 degrees Celsius recorded in 1974.
"Because the high pressure from China keeps coming, the cold weather will stay in Bangkok at least until this weekend," a meteorological official said.
On Tuesday, most parts of north and northeast saw temperatures below 14 degrees Celsius coupled with strong winds, with a mountain in northern Chiang Mai provinces recording a temperature of four degrees Celsius.
In Bangkok, commuters and residents used to the heat, sun and humidity for which Thailand is famous have wrapped up in scarves and jackets in recent days.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Joplin was a pioneer in the male-dominated rock music scene of the late 1960s, influencing generations of musicians to come and was one of the best female rock artist to date. Her voice touched and pierced through hearts of many... She lives on with her music and her legacy.
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