SEPTEMBER 20th - OCTOBER 20th
FEATURING ANTARES OF MANAIAKALANI (SCORPIO) • TRANSITION INTO HO‘OILO
‘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.
Welehu refers to Antares of Manaiakalani (Scorpio) as a transition to ho‘oilo (winter)
The qualities of Welehu that draw connection to this time of year describe the initial shift into the rainy season. Manaiakalani (Scorpio) continues to be featured prominently in the night sky. In different calendar systems known today Welehu may occur in May, November, December or even other times of year.
These are the dates that the Hilo moon occurred in September over the last five years
Sept 20th (2017) | Sept 1st (2016) | Sept 13th (2015) | Sept 24th (2014) | Sept 5th (2013)
The sun crosses the Piko o Wākea (celestial equator) during the equinox on September 22nd. After the equinox, nights become longer than days as the early stages of ho‘oilo (rainy season) begin.
Nā Māhina Piha (full moons)- Akua, Hoku & Māhealani
•Counting visible moons from Hilo on September 20th, Mahina Hoku, the 15th moon (rising October 4th) is the full moon. Akua and Māhealani will also appear full.
•The moon is 100% illumined at 8:04am, October 5th, a couple hours after Hoku sets.
Ho‘emi- Lono, Mauli & Muku
•There will be 30 nights and 29 moons (no visible Mauli moon)
•Mahina Lono, the 28th moon rises nearly an hour before sunrise on October 18th
•The night of October 18th could be called Mauli
•Mahina Muku the 29th moon rises at sunrise on the 19th, followed by Pō Muku