About “The 14th Moon”

Copyright (c) 2011. The 14th Moon: Shining bright to illuminate the night.  By Julia Hanweck.  All Rights Reserved. (The Fourteenth Moon).

Thank you for visiting the “The 14th Moon,” which refers to the full moon. 

I have named my blog “The 14th Moon” because this full moon shines bright to highlight extraordinary, admirable and courageous people who are dedicating their lives to bringing forth positive changes and peace to the world.

The full moon--the 14th moon--shining bright in Southern California.  Photo by Julia Hanweck

The full moon--the 14th moon--shining bright in Southern California. Photo by Julia Hanweck

The time interval between lunar phases averages about 29.53 days.  In lunar calendars where each month begins with a new moon, the full moon falls around the 14th day of the lunar month.  Hence, “The 14th Moon.”  Lunar months may be either 29 or 30 days long because lunar months have a whole number of days.

In Arabic, the fourteenth moon–qamar arbatashar–means the full moon and the most beautiful, round and bright moon.  A man may even call a beautiful woman “qamar” (moon) or “qamar arbatashar” to describe her beauty.  Qamar translates to moon, and arbatashar to 14.

If you would like to read about other people who are award-winning human rights advocates, please see my other blog, “Human Rights, Our Greastest Needs: We Must Thrive, Not Just Survive” at www.juliahanweck.wordpress.com

Thank you for visiting “The 14th Moon.”  The next time you observe the moon–at any phase–think of all the people in our world working towards a more peaceful planet and how the beauty of the moon can also bring us our own inner peace.

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