MARCH 17th - APRIL 16th
IKIIKI REFERS TO REGULUS OF LEO
‘Ike Hōkū (star knowledge) is of the Martha Noyes lineage and is centered at Kūkaniloko, O‘ahu. Calendar systems are unique to place, era and lineage.
Depending on lineage, lkiiki describes Regulus of Leo or the planet Jupiter. lkiiki as Regulus relates to the concept of a "royal birth" occurring in late August when the sun is almost directly in aligned with Regulus.
The dates that the Hilo moon occurred in March over the last five years
March 17th (2018) I March 28th (2017) I March 9th (2016) I March 20th (2015) I March 1st & 31st (2014)
The sun crosses the Piko o Wākea (Celestial Equator) March 20th at 6:15am • The sun rises due east (90°) an sets due west (270°) on this day (spring equinox).
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua & Hoku
•If you count visible moons from Mahina Hilo on March 17th, then Mahina Akua, the 14th moon (rising March 30th) is the full moon this cycle. Hoku will also appear full.
•The moon is 100% illuminated at 2:36am, March 31st.
Ho‘emi- Lono & Muku
•There will be 29 nights and 29 moons
•Mahina Lono, the 28th moon rises before dawn on the morning of April 14th
•The 29th moon will rise Muku at sunrise on April 15th
•Pō Muku, the 29th night begins at sunset on April 15th