Z 229-15 — imaged here in beautiful detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — a celestial object that lies about 390 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Barth, R. Mushotzky)
SPACE.COM – “Hubble telescope spies mysterious celestial object that defies classification”
By Stefanie Waldek published 1 day ago
A newly released image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Z 229-15, which, at first glance, simply appears to be a spiral galaxy, given its two spiraling arms of stars emanating from a bright core. But it’s far, far more than that. (Continued below)
Haab New Year (by the Count of the North): Haab Date, 0 Pop
Mayan Zodiac Circle, (Highlighted) Pop/Mat – 1st Month of the Haab/Ja’ab calendar (Source: Wikipedia)
The Haab Calendar
The Haab, or “vague” year, is the one most similar to the Christian calendar. With 365 days in its count, it is obviously based on solar observations. It’s called the “vague” year because, unlike the Christian calendar, it does not include a leap year. The Haab was in use by at least 100 BC and was created to be used in conjunction with the Tzolk’in.
The Eighteen months of the Haab (Image adapted from Voss 2000) In point of fact, one cannot find a Haab date that is not recorded with a Tzolk’in date within ancient hieroglyphic texts. In operation together, the Haab and Tzolk’in create a larger, 52-year cycle called the Calendar Round that was used not only by the Maya but also by every other culture in Mesoamerica. Source: Mayan-Calendar.com/ancient_haab.html
Translation of the Month and Tradition
Pop – Mat (symbol of community and marriage)
The first month of the year, preceded by fasting and abstinence. On the first day of the year there was gift giving and drinking.
Left: Pop as depicted by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI)
NOTE: FAMSI offers a body of exhaustive research on the Mayan glyphs and alphabets that explains all the pieces and parts. One element in Pop that’s familiar to me is Star/LAMAT (the smaller circle in the main body of the glyph), the symbol of Venus. Venus’ was a divine time-keeper who’s transit across the Sun marked the perfect time when all the Mayan calendars were synchronized as one.
Continue reading →