23/01/2012 -  New Moon, a very important event in Wicca, since some Wiccans consider the waning phase of the moon to be a time for turning inward and reflecting, reaping what was put forth in the waxing phase, and often use this time to perform banishing rituals. The dark moon phase is considered a time for divination and personal workings, as well as a time for holding power.

the national - fake empire
09/01/2012 -  Wolf Moon, the first winter full moon was named by early Native American tribes, because it was around this time of year that they heard hungry wolf packs howl outside the villages. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon, and their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. This moon was also known as Old Moon, Ice Moon and Moon after Yule.

soundtrack of our lives - grand canaria
03/01/2012 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower, an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak, radiating from the constellation Bootes. It lies between the end of the handle of the Big Dipper and the head of the constellation Draco. Although the Quadrantids are a major shower, they are seldom observed due to bad January weather.

Lovekins - Anorak (&other complicated words...)
24/12/2011 - New Moon, signifies the start of every Jewish month, and is considered an important date and minor holiday in the Hebrew calendar, which was introduced around 340 CE by communal and religious king, Hillel the 2nd. According to Jewish tradition, the Jewish calendar is calculated based on mathematical rules handed down from God to Moses, to make sure that Passover always falls in the springtime.

chromatics - baby
22/12/2011 - December Solstice, which occurs exactly when the axial tilt of earth's polar hemisphere is farthest away from the sun. The first day of winter in the northern hemisphere, and the first day of summer in the southern hemisphere. A special moment in the annual cycle of the year ever since neolithic times, many of its celebrations include the Requiem of the Dead in Japan, Mummer's Day in Scotland, the Rozhanitsa Feast in Russia, as well as Christmas and Hannukah.

suicide - sweetheart
13/12/2011 - Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The Geminids, named after the constellation Gemini, together with the Quadrantids, are the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet, and can appear almost anywhere in the night sky, often yellowish in hue.

dirty beaches - lord knows best
10/12/2011 -  Cold Moon, the late-fall full moon was named by early Native American tribes, because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. Another name for it is Long Night's Moon, due to its high trajectory across the sky opposite a low Sun. It is also known as Frost Moon, Winter MoonMoon Before Yule, or Oak Moon.

gotye - hearts a mess
25/11/2011 -  New Moon, which is quite significant in Hindu calendar, as people wait for it to start new works. The annual fifteen Moon Dates are classified in five categories: Nanda, which are dates that are good for auspicious works, Bhadra, which can be good for works related with community, social, family and friends, Jaya, dates that are ideal for dealing with some conflict, Rikta, which are considered good for works related with cruelty, and Purna dates, good for every work.

the knife - marble house
17/11/2011 -  Leonids Meteor Shower, one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak every 33 years, where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour, the last of which occurred in 2001. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo.

madder mortem - where dreams & day collide
10/11/2011 -  Beaver Moon, the mid-fall full moon, was named by early Native American tribes, because this was the time of year to set the beaver traps before the swamps and rivers froze. It has also been known as the Frosty Moon or the Snow Moon. In Hindu, it is called Kartik Poornima, and its appearance marks a celebrated holy day. 

black ghosts - full moon

08/11/2011 -  Asteroid 2005 YU55  will make a close approach to the Earth. The large space rock, about 1,300 feet in diameter, will pass closer than the Moon at 0.85 lunar distances. While it is not expected to pose a threat to the Earth, it is an extremely rare event, since asteroids this large only pass close to the Earth about every 30 years.Its surface is coal black and it spins slowly through space, travelling at 30,000mph. It was last this close to our planet some 200 years ago.

simon dupree - kites
29/10/2011 -  Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the Solar System with two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined. Its name was given by the Romans, meaning "O Father Sky-God". The Chinese, Korean and Japanese referred to the planet as the wood star, and to the Babylonians, it represented their god Marduk

loney dear - airport surroundings
26/10/2011 -  New Moon, or Crescent Moon, which marks the beginning of each month in the Islamic calendar. In Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, if the weather is cloudy when the new moon is expected, observers are sent up in airplanes, and a special committee consisting of religious scholars (ulama), along with the help from 150 observatories, convene monthly to decide the sighting of the New Moon, and thus the exact beginning of the month.

sebastien tellier  - l'amour et la violence
21/10/2011 -  Orionids Meteor Shower, the second of two showers that occur each year as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley's Comet, with the first being the Eta Aquarids. It is named after the point from where the Orionid meteors appear to radiate, which is located within the constellation Orion. It will be visible for two days and its best viewing will be to the east after midnight.

marianne faithful - bored by dreams
16/10/2011 - Comet Elenin, which was discovered a year ago by Russian amateur astronomer Leonid Elenin, will make its closest approach to the Earth within 22 million miles and will be barely visible to the naked eye. It has also become known as the Doomsday Comet, since apocalyptic rumours circulating on the Internet portrayed it as a major threat, claiming Elenin would set off havoc on Earth after aligning with other heavenly bodies, spurring massive earthquakes and tsunamis.

coldreams - eyes