OCTOBER 20th - NOVEMBER 18th
FEATURING MAKALI‘I (PLEIADES) • RAINY SEASON SETS IN
‘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.
Makali‘i refers to the Pleiades which rise at sunset during this cycle
On the Hilo moon, October 20th, Makali‘i rises in the early evening (about 1 hour 30 minutes after sunset). By the Ho‘emi moons, Makali‘i rises at sunset on O‘ahu. Different calendar systems known today place Makali‘i in December, April or even other times of the year. Specific to Kūkaniloko, the central observatory of O‘ahu, Makali‘i rises closest sunset on November 16th - 18th.
These are the dates that the Hilo moon occurred in October over the last five years
Oct 20th (2017) | Oct 30th (2016) | Oct 13th (2015) | Oct 24th (2014) | Oct 5th (2013)
Days become distinctly shorter than nights as the sun moves south to Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kanaloa (the tropic of Capricorn/winter solstice) where the ko‘i (adz • point of returning north) lays. Ho‘oilo (winter) begins to set in.
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua, Hoku & Māhealani
•Counting visible moons from Mahina Hilo on Oct. 20th, Mahina Hoku, the 15th moon (rising November 4th) is the full moon.
•Akua and Māhealani will also appear full.
•The moon is 100% illuminated at 7:22pm, November 3rd, shortly after Hoku moonrise.
Ho‘emi- Lono, Mauli & Muku
•There will be 29 nights and 28 visible moons
•Mahina Lono, the 28th moon, rises shortly before the sun on the morning of November 17th. Depending on weather, Lono should be clearly visible at dawn
•The night of November 17th can be called Pō Muku since no moon appears on this night
•Depending on calendar system, some may consider this night to be Pō Mauli