DECEMBER 18th - JANUARY 17th
FEATURING SIRIUS • WINTER SOLSTICE • LONGEST NIGHTS OF YEAR
‘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.
Ka‘ulua refers to Sirius which rises early in the evening during this cycle
Ka‘ulua (or Kaulua) has a very strong celestial connection with darkness and the transition of life cycles from ao (day) to pō (night). Hinaia‘ele‘ele (Taurus), Welo (Orionʻs Belt), Kā‘elo (Betelgeuse), Ka‘ulua (Sirius) and Nā Māhoe (Castor & Pollux-Gemini Twins) rise at sunset at some point during this cycle. Ka‘ulua occurs in February and June in other calendar systems.
The dates that the Hilo moon occurred in December over the last five years
Dec 18th (2017) | Dec 29th (2016) | Dec 11th (2015) | Dec 22nd (2014) | Dec 3rd (2013)
The sun reaches its southernmost destination Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kanaloa (Tropic of Capricorn) on December 21st. This is the winter solstice and the longest night of the year. The solar nadir occurs at 12:41am on January 11th.
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua, Hoku & Māhealani
Ho‘emi- Lono, Mauli & Muku