June 14th - july 13th
MĀHOE MUA DESCRIBES "THE FIRST TWIN" CASTOR OF GEMINI
‘Ike Hōkū (star knowledge) is inspired by Martha Noyes and is based on certain ancient O‘ahu-centric perspectives. Calendar systems are unique to place, era and lineage.
MĀHOE MUA REFERS TO CASTOR (FIRST TWIN OF GEMINI)
While the entire constellation of Gemini was probably not recognized by most lineages in Hawai'i, Nā Māhoe, the twin stars of Castor and Pollux were. Māhoe Mua describes Castor and Māhoe Hope describes Pollux. During Māhoe Mua Kāne (as the sun) nears Castor.
The dates that the Hilo moon occurred in June over the last five years
JUNE 14TH (2018) I JUNE 24TH (2017) I JUNE 5TH (2016) I JUNE 16TH (2015) I JUNE 27TH (2014)
Solar Cycle Events • Summer Solstice June 21st • Solar Aphelion July 6th
The summer solstice occurs at 12:07am on June 21st. This is the longest day of the year and marks the arrival of the sun at Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne (Tropic of Cancer). The Solar Aphelion occurs when the earth and sun are farthest apart. On July 6th the earth will be around 94.5 million miles from the sun.
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua & Hoku
•If you count visible moons from Mahina Hilo on June 14th, then Mahina Akua (rising June 27th) is the full moon this cycle
•Hoku will also appear full
•The moon is 100% illuminated at 6:53pm, June 21st
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 July 12th
•Pō Mauli, the 29th night, begins at sunset on July 12th
•The 29th moon will rise Muku at sunrise on July 13th