Christmas and zodiac HAL

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ChickenCanoe, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Anyone up to hatching chicks Christmas eve?
    I was going through the times for December that chicks can hatch by moon signs and there is a window of opportunity for them to hatch from 11:26 PM on December 24 to 5:11 AM on December 25.
    I started the Zodiac HAL last year.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/975265/zodiac-hatch-a-long-waxing-moon-in-fruitful-signs-hal

    The idea is for chicks to hatch under a waxing moon (new moon to full moon) in the fruitful signs of Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.
    During the times I listed above, the moon will be in Cancer a little before midnight Christmas Eve and the full moon is around 5 on Christmas morning.
    Those times are for my latitude and longitude.
    You can check the Lunarium website, enter your location and it will give the times for you.

    http://www.lunarium.co.uk/calendar/universal.jsp?calendarYear=2015&calendarMonth=11
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

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    let me see if I can figure out the calendar [​IMG]

    edit to add, do I have to install the calendar to use it first?
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

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    On the black bar at the top of the Lunarium page it gives location and at the far right of the bar it has an edit button where you can pick your nearest location.
     
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    Got it thanks! DOH
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

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    So for this strangest of all H-A-Ls, chicken eggs need to be set about midnight December 3rd or in the wee hours of the morning of the 4th depending on your latitude and longitude.
     
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    akaruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what exact times would we have to set to get a Christmas Eve hatch? I'm getting shipped eggs close to the end of November.
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

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    Usually hatching by the moon gives you a 2 or 3 day window for setting. This one is unique since about 5 1/2 hours after the moon enters Cancer, the moon will be Full.
    I entered Rochester, NY in the Lunarium locator and came up with a little after midnight to 6AM on Christmas morning. That would have you setting between those same times on Dec. 4th.
     
  10. akaruby

    akaruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay great! I'm not too familiar with the calendar so that helps a lot.
     

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