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 Heliacal rising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The heliacal rising of a star (or other body such as the moon or a planet) occurs when it first becomes visible above the eastern horizon at dawn, after a period when it was hidden below the horizon or when it was just above the horizon but hidden by the brightness of the sun.
Each day after the heliacal rising, the star will appear to rise slightly earlier and remain in the sky longer before it is hidden by the sun (the sun appears to drift eastward relative to the stars along a path called the ecliptic).
To the Maori of New Zealand, the Pleiades are called Mataariki and their heliacal rising signifies the beginning of the new year (around June).
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 rising and setting of stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Certain types of rising and settings which must be inferred instead of observed, because the star is obscured by sunlight.
When the rising of a star is spoken of, it is usually the heliacal rising that is meant.
In ancient Egypt, the helical rising of Sirius coincided with the annual rising of the Nile at Memphis.
www.sizes.com /time/risesetstar.htm   (237 words)

  
 Heliacal rising -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Constellations containing stars that rise and set were incorporated into early (A system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year) calendars or (A belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes) zodiacs.
The (A member of a people who inhabited ancient Sumer) Sumerians, the (The ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written) Babylonians, and the (The Greek language prior to the Roman Empire) ancient Greeks also used the heliacal risings of various stars for the timing of agricultural activities.
The corresponding rising of a celestial body above the eastern horizon at nightfall, for example, that of the full moon, is called its acronychal rising.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/heliacal_rising.htm   (176 words)

  
 Heliacal rising: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Heliacal rising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Each day after the heliacal rising, the star will appear to rise slighly earlier and remain in the sky longer before it is hidden by the Sun (the Sun appears to drift east relative to the stars along a path called the ecliptic).
Not all stars have heliacal risings: some may (depending on the latitude of observation on the Earth) remain permanently above the horizon so will be always visible in the sky at dawn, before they are hidden by the brightness of the Sun.
The ancient Egyptians based their calendar on the heliacal rising of Sirius and devised a method of telling the time at night based on the heliacal rising of stars called decans.
www.encyclopedian.com /he/Heliacal-rising.html   (281 words)

  
 Astrology Heliacal Risings and Settings - © Dr Shepherd Simpson
Heliacal risings were very important to the calendars of ancient civilizations, as they provided the celestial ways of watching the passing cycle of the year.
Heliacal risings and Heliacal Node Stars on the Mul.Apin tablets, and were aware of the Four Minutes Earlier star setting each night.
The Egyptians are said to have used the heliacal rising of Sirius to mark the start of their year, and the Nile flood season.
www.geocities.com /astrologyancientconcepts/heliacal.htm   (637 words)

  
 Heliacal rising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The heliacal rising of a star (or other body such as the Moon or a planet) occurs when it first becomes visibleabove the eastern horizon at dawn, after a period where it was hidden below thehorizon or when it was just above the horizon but hidden by the brightness of the Sun.
Each day after the heliacal rising, thestar will appear to rise slighly earlier and remain in the sky longer before it is hidden by the Sun (the Sun appears to drifteast relative to the stars along a path called the ecliptic).
The heliacal rising of particular stars has been the basis of various calendars.The ancient Egyptians based their calendar on the heliacal rising of Sirius and devised a method of telling the time at night based on the heliacal risingof stars called decans.
www.therfcc.org /heliacal-rising-33020.html   (255 words)

  
 Heliacal Risings and Settings of Sirius
The importance of calculating the heliacal rising and setting of Sirius was recognized in Ancient times and is still relevant today.
The "heliacal rising" is the first day when the star rises and the Sun is far enough below the eastern horizon to make it visible in the morning twilight.
This is the precise time of the heliacal rising of Sirius, seen rising on the eastern horizon.
www.angelfire.com /wizard/regulus_antares/heliacal_risings_and_settings_of.htm   (947 words)

  
 Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, the ancient Egyptians used the heliacal rising of Sirius to predict the flooding of the Nile.
A heliacal year is the interval between the heliacal risings of a star.
The Sothic year is the interval between heliacal risings of the star Sirius.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Year   (1593 words)

  
 Astro-geodesy and the Planning Infrastructure of Egypt
After all, the heliacal rising of the star Sirius was related to the annual rising of the water of the Nile and its subsequent flooding, which resulted in the fertilization of their land.
Generally, the starting-point is that the observation of the heliacal rising of Sirius in the Nile Valley proceeds from the south to the north, with a slowing down of approximately one day per degree in geographic latitude (see also the astronomical tables of Baehr).
On the contrary, the interval between the first observation of the heliacal rising in the south and the last observation of this phenomenon in the north changed in the course of millennia from nine to eight, then to seven, to six, and after 1,000 BCE (Late Period) down to five days.
home.planet.nl /~zitma006/site/chapters/subchap01.html   (1358 words)

  
 Heliacal/Dawn Risings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heliacal risings occur after a star has been behind the Sun for a season and it is just returning to visibility.
Each day that passes after the heliacal rising, the star will appear to rise earlier and remain in the sky longer (that is, not blink) before its soft glow is obliterated by the rising sun.
It is not surprising that the Plains Indians would use heliacal risings to signal the coming and going of the solstice.
solar-center.stanford.edu /AO/dawn-rising.html   (238 words)

  
 Astrological Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heliacal rising means a star or planet rising just before the Sun due to the rotation of the Earth.
The heliacal rising and setting of the Moon occurs when it is within 17 degrees of the Sun.
The heliacal rising and setting of a star or planet occurs when it is within 30 degrees of the Sun.
www.lightofisis.com /astroglossH.htm   (1124 words)

  
 Heritage of the Stars - by Deborah Houlding; Chapter 3 - Egyptian Deification of Time & Space
A star's heliacal setting was envisioned as a form of death, with its period of invisibility regarded as a time of imprisonment in Duat, the Underworld, a place where it faced a perilous journey of transformation and renewal.
During the period of the development of the calendar, the heliacal rising of Sirius coincided with the summer solstice, both of which announced the annual inundation of the Nile, the central focus of the agricultural year.
Its heliacal rising was used as a signal to start the New Year festivities while its setting was commemorated in the standard used for funeral rites; it has a 70-day period of heliacal invisibility in Egypt which was the time taken by embalmers to prepare a body for burial.
www.skyscript.co.uk /heritage/egyptians.html   (2102 words)

  
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It seems likely that the beginning of the Egyptian calendar year corresponded to a heliacal rising at the time the calendar was established.
If the heliacal rising of Sirius and the beginning of the year really corresponded at the time the calendar was introduced, one could reckon (3) the years 1322 BCE, 2782 BCE, or even 4242 BCE.
The heliacal rising of Sirius seems to shift slowly with respect to the tropical year.
www.ortelius.de /kalender/egypt_en.html   (812 words)

  
 helical rising
The first observable rising of a celestial object late in morning twilight after conjunction with the Sun.
The heliacal rising of Sirius heralded the Nile floods and marked an important point in the ancient Egyptian calendar (see Egyptian astronomy).
Heliacal setting is the last visible setting of a celestial object in the evening sky before conjunction.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/H/helical_rising.html   (132 words)

  
 The Star Sothis and Egyptian Chronology
Although the heliacal rising of Sirius has been discussed at least since the seventeenth century (11), it was not before 1925 that actual observations were made in Egypt, by Borchardt (12).
Commenting further on the heliacal rising of Sirius, this time with regard to the meteorological conditions especially as discussed by Borchardt/Neugebauer (17), van Oosterhout has claimed that practically all modern observers mention the presence of clouds at the horizon, or damp, impeding the observation of Sirius at low altitudes.
The shifting of the heliacal rising of Venus after eight years by approximately two days in relation to the seasons, Velikovsky went on to explain (21), can be observed at simultaneous heliacal risings or settings of the planet and of any southern, fixed star.
www.specialtyinterests.net /sothic_star3.html   (20278 words)

  
 Orientation Of Greek Temples
His basic premise is that the rising and setting of a particular star or planet was taken into consideration when orientating the major axis of a particular temple.
to inquire what analogy is there between the days of the month when the sun would rise ushered in, as it may be said, by the temple's peculiar star, and the days of the festivals as derived from historical sources.
The heliacal rising of this star agrees both with the Olimpeium at Athens and that at Olympia located at (37deg 38min N).
www.geocities.com /aleph135/temple15.html   (617 words)

  
 Center for Archaeoastronomy: A&E News Archive
Heliacal rising is a phenomenon where a star is first visible in the morning sky.
The heliacal setting of a source is its last evening of visibility as conjunction with the Sun approaches.
Heliacal rising is an important phenomenon for ancient calendrics since almost all old calendars included such events.
www.wam.umd.edu /~tlaloc/archastro/ae25.html   (333 words)

  
 RISINGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The rising at setting ranges for planets can be specified as azimuth coordinates, in which case most planets rise roughly within 60 degrees to 120 degrees azimuth, and set roughly within 240 degrees to 300 degrees azimuth.
Alternatively, one can specify rising and setting positions with respect to the ecliptic, which does not coincide with due east or due west.
The distinction between the ecliptic and the celestial equator was not obvious, and involves numerous assumptions--such as circular motion, or a sphere of fixed stars (rather than different bands of relatively moving stars, etc.).
homepage.mac.com /kvmagruder/bcp/zodiacal/rising.htm   (286 words)

  
 One Reed: Venus Reborn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This first appearance as a morning star is called its heliacal rising, which means "rising before the sun." This event occurs when Venus is moving retrograde, about two weeks before it stations and then moves direct.
The Watergate break-in and the Iran-Contragate scandal occurred at the heliacal rising of Venus.
At the Inferior Conjunction/heliacal rising period, the first of the four, Quetzalcoatl is reborn as a god and descends to Earth.
www.onereed.com /articles/venus.html   (706 words)

  
 The heliacal rising of Sirius : a source of dating
From ancient Egypt come several recordings of the heliacal rising of the star of Sirius in the reigns of pharaohs Sesostris III, Amenhotep I, Thutmosis III, Ptolemy III, Ptolemy IV, and in Roman times, whose study led the Egyptologists to date, more or less precisely, the beginning of the reign of some pharaoh or other.
The heliacal rising of Sirius under the reign of Thutmosis III
The heliacal rising of Sirius under the reign of Ptolemy III
www.culturediff.org /english/astroegypto5.htm   (1115 words)

  
 Culture of Iran: Old Iranian Calendars
The original New Year of Egypt was based on the time of the first heliacal rising of the dog-star (Sirius), called by them Sopdet, which in ancient times nearly coincided with the beginning of the rise of the Nile.
This was the greatest festival of the Egyptians, for the rising of the Nile was the principal source of their happiness and prosperity.
As a matter of fact, the decrease of the heat and the beginning of the rain is quite natural thirty-three days after the heliacal rising of Sirius in the northern regions of Iran.
www.iranchamber.com /culture/articles/old_iranian_calendars2.php   (5759 words)

  
 ASTROLABE: Text Archives
The heliacal rising was considered a resurrection after darkness, the beginning of a new cycle.
After its heliacal rising Venus will be visible as a morning star, getting brighter every day as it travels further and further away from the Sun and we see more of its its lit-up side (which at the conjunction had been turned toward the Sun).
This is known as the heliacal rising in the East.
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 Planet's Visibility 2.0. tells, when a planet, the sun or moon is visible from your location - astronomy, ...
Planet’s Visibility presents a 3-color graph that shows when a planet, the moon or the sun is visible during any year from 3000 BC to AD 6000 at any location on the earth.
By moving the mouse over the diagram, the date and time along with the object’s altitude, azimuth, and magnitude, or the phase of the moon, are displayed.
The settings for the computations may be saved, the graphics may be saved, pasted into documents, and printed, and the tables for visibility phenomena may be accumulated, edited, printed, and saved as.rtf files to be pasted into documents and printed.Documentation is available.
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 Inundation of Consciousness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The statue was oriented to the rising of Sirius and priests would place a jewel in the goddess' forehead so that the light from the returning star would fall on the gem.
This is the period of time Sirius disappears from the sky - sequenced in the myth when Isis is hiding until the birth of her son, Horus - eventually the star reappears after Horus is born - resurrection.
This helical rising is referred to in many temple inscriptions, where the star is known as the Divine Sepat, identified as the soul of Isis.
www.crystalinks.com /inundationconsci.html   (2282 words)

  
 The Lucifer Time Code: Part 1
The Sirius heliacal rising signaling the revitalization of Osiris (signified by the annual inundation of the Nile in midsummer) could therefore be viewed as the birth of Horus.
'heliacal rising') in mid-summer had the function of marking the New Year and signaling the beginning of the life-giving annual flooding of the Nile, roughly coinciding with the summer solstice.
The heliacal rising of Sirius is the central element in all this that 'anchors' the 'Lucifer Time Code'.
www.goroadachi.com /etemenanki/lucifer-timecode.htm   (6070 words)

  
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The conventional description of the Sothic cycle has the Egyptians using a calendar set by the rising of Sirius; the civil date of this rising wanders through a calendar which is not fixed to the seasons, but the rising of Sirius has (during historical time) always been at the same season year by year.
The general consensus is that the rising of the Nile was a critical annual event in the life of the nation, and that this occurrence coincided tolerably well with the date at which Sirius (Sothis, SPDT) rose heliacally (at the same time as the Sun).
I have no doubt that, given the importance of this coincidence, the date of the heliacal rising of Sirius would have been watched with great care, and that there are some texts indicating that, for whatever reason, it was occasionally felt desirable to record that date.
oi.uchicago.edu /OI/ANE/ANE-DIGEST/1999/v1999.n222   (2551 words)

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