APRIL 16th - MAY 15th
KAAONA DESCRIBES THE CONSTELLATION OF CANCER
‘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.
Kaaona is one of the many names for Cancer. Cancer is a very faint constellation between Nā Māhoe (Castor and Pollux of Gemini-to its west) and Regulus (to its east). Kaaona was placed in June, July, September, and October in other calendar systems in Hawai'i.
The dates that the Hilo moon occurred in April over the last five years
APR 16TH (2018) I APR 26TH (2017) I APR 7TH (2016) I APR 19TH (2015) I APR 29TH (2014)
After the sun crosses the Piko o Wākea (Celestial Equator) on March 20th it continues on its journey northward to Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne (Tropic of Cancer). Throughout Kaaona days have become distinctly longer than nights.
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua & Hoku
•If you count visible moons from Mahina Hilo on April 16th, then Mahina Akua, the 14th moon (rising April 29th) is the full moon this cycle
•Hoku will also appear full
•The moon is 100% illuminated at 2:58pm, April 29th
Ho‘emi- Lono, Mauli & Muku
•There will be 29 nights and 29 moons
•Mahina Lono, the 28th moon rises before dawn on the morning of May 14th
•Pō Mauli, the 29th night begins at sunset on May 14th
•The New Moon occurs at 1:47am on May 15th
•The 29th moon will rise Muku at sunrise on May 15th