Universal Community Calendar
Summary Intercalary Days The Nobenox ♈ The Nolstice ♋ The Sobenox ♎ The Solstice ♑
The 'Nobenox' ♈
A Contraction of 'North Bound Equinox'
(The Aries♈ Equinox)
The UCC Uses 5 'Intercalary' (off calendar) days to balance the year. These are made up of:
1 'New Years Day' to mark the start of another spiral for earth around The Sun
4 'New Season's Days' to mark each of the 4 major earth/solar events;
the 2 solstices and the 2 equinoxes which occur due to the tilt of the earth's axis
These 5 intercalary days when added to the 360 standard calendar days make the 365 Day Year
The UCC Year
The terms used in the UCC for the Solstices and Equinoxes have been chosen so that they are applicable wherever you are on the planet, irrespective of being in the Northern or Southern hemisphere
These are shown in the above graphic starting with the 'Nobenox' at the '3 o'clock' position
The Nobenox is celebrated by the 2nd Intercalary Day '1st Season's Day' which is Day 2 of the UCC Year
This is shown by the '2' in the blue circle
"Nobenox" = North Bound Equinox
(The Aries♈ Equinox)
The Sun crossing the celestial equator rising northwards in the sky, also known as its 'Ascending Node' & "The 1st Point of Aries" indicated by the symbol for Aries '♈'
as shown in this shot from "Stellarium"
Here we can see the Sun at The 1st Point of Aries '♈'
The Sun is moving along its apparent path, known as the 'Ecliptic' (the red line) from right to left
It intersects the 0°Dec (zero degrees of declination) line - known as the 'Celestial Equator' - and the 0h RA (zero hours right ascension) meridian
This event is celebrated by 1st Season's Day but actually always occurs 2 days earlier, some time during 'New Year's Eve' in the UCC year, with 'New Year's Day' being the first full day after this event
So, this event also acts as a marker for the start of our 1st Quarter Season:
Spring in the Northern Hemisphere & Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere
Each hour of Right Ascension = 15° of the Ecliptic (360°/24 hours = 15°)
So 2 hours of Right Ascension correspond to 30° of the Ecliptic and one Zodiac Sun Sign
The first 2 hours of RA, from 0 to 2 hours on the grid, correspond to the 30° of the Ecliptic known as the Zodiac Sun Sign 'Aries' ♈
Notice that this 'Aries' section of the sky is currently occupied by the Constellation 'Pisces'. This is due to precession.
Precession causes the Equinoxes to slowly drift westward (to the right on the grid) along the Ecliptic over the course of the 'Great Year'
The Zodiac Signs are named after the Constellations that they align with for about 2000 years each Great Year
And we can see how this 2 hours of right ascension aligns with the Astrology in the shot below from 'Planet Watcher', taken on the same day as the Stellarium shot above
The Sun ☉ at 0° Aries ♈The Zodiac is shown here with Cancer ♋ at the bottom and Capricorn ♑ at the top - 180° opposite to the UCC Year graphic further up the page, but exactly the same cycle