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Bird&Bee: Dates of Note 2015

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Posted by ryan 963 days ago under Blogs
~Dates of Note in 2015~ Greetings Friends, It’s been a while since my last newsletter so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some important astronomical occurrences this year - that are not to be missed. 2015 brings us two Lunar Eclipses, two Solar Eclipses, a Blue Moon, a Super Moon & three Frid…

A Brief History of the Winter Solstice

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Posted by ryan 1007 days ago under Blogs
A Brief History of Winter Solstice   Today is the Winter Solstice. Inspired by Sir William Mark Tully I was compelled to share my thoughts on something undestood. Here we are at the shortest day of the year - before the long ascent out of the darkness. into Spring. The Winter Solstice is an ancient practice and has b…

Bird&Bee: Gift Wrap & Post Direct

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Posted by ryan 1012 days ago under Blogs
Wednesday, 17th December Greetings all, Well if you're anything like us then you've got a lot to achieve in the next few days in the run up to the Winter Solstice and to Christmas - good luck to all! We've had a great season so far and have had some wonderful comments and feedback from our dear patrons. One particular comment s…

Full Moon Magick…

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Posted by ryan 1012 days ago under Blogs
Full Moon Magick… Friday, 5th December 2014 Full Moon greetings dear friends, Tonight and tomorrow night will be magical (clear skies permtted). Look to the East for the approaching Full Moon a little after Sunset. It’s sure to be a fantastic show. --------------------------------------- Observations Full Mo…

Firewood for Novemberrr...

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Posted by ryan 1039 days ago under Blogs
Thursday, 20th November 2014  Observations  New Moon: Saturday, 22th November 12:32First Quarter: Saturday, 29th November 10:06Full Moon: Saturday, 6th December 12:27Last Quarter: Sunday, 14th December 12:51 ---------------------------------------   Good evening …

Bird&Bee: Who knows where the time goes...

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Posted by ryan 1067 days ago under Blogs
Who knows where the time goes? --------------------------------------------------------~Observations~New Moon: Thursday, 23rd October 21:57First Quarter: Friday, 31st October 19:33Full Moon: Thursday, 6th November 22:23Last Quarter: Friday, 14th November 15:15  Solar Eclipse: Thursday 23rd October,…

Bird&Bee: Who knows where the time goes...

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Posted by ryan 1067 days ago under Newsletter
Who knows where the time goes? Thursday, 23rd October 2014 --------------------------------------------------------~Observations~New Moon: Thursday, 23rd October 21:57First Quarter: Friday, 31st October 19:33Full Moon: Thursday, 6th November 22:23Last Quarter: Friday, 14th November 15:15  Solar Eclipse…

Bird&Bee: Egg Balancing on the Equinox

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Posted by ryan 1097 days ago under Newsletter
Bird&Bee: Egg Balancing on the EquinoxTuesday, 23rd September 2014   ObservationsNew Moon: Wednesday 24th September, 06:14 First Quarter: Thursday 2nd October, 19:33Full Moon: Wednesday 8th October, 10:51  Lunar Eclipse: Wednesday 8th October, 10:55 (NW America & Pacific Rim) Greetings all,Just a q…

Bird&Bee's Astronomical Ephemeris for 2015

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Posted by ryan 1103 days ago under Blogs
--------Bird&Bee's Astronomical Ephemeris for 2015-------- We are now taking orders for the 15th edition of Bird&Bee's Lunar Wheel Calendar and Lunar Wave Cards. They are available now in the Shoppe along with our other wares. Our first posting out will commence from the Autumn Equinox (23rd…

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Posted by ryan 1108 days ago under Blogs
Bird&Bee: Everyday Robots & Summer Lightning   Observations Last Quarter: Tuesday 16th September, 02:05New Moon: Wednesday 24th September, 06:14First Quarter: Thursday 2nd October, 19:33Full Moon: Wednesday 8th October, 10:51  Autumnal Equinox: 23rd September 02:29(Disc…

Bird&Bee: Everyday Robots & Summer Lightning

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Posted by ryan 1108 days ago under Newsletter
Bird&Bee: Everyday Robots & Summer Lightning   Observations Last Quarter: Tuesday 16th September, 02:05New Moon: Wednesday 24th September, 06:14First Quarter: Thursday 2nd October, 19:33Full Moon: Wednesday 8th October, 10:51  Autumnal Equinox: 23rd September 02:29(Disc…

Zero Gravity Monkeys & Winter Dreaming

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Posted by ryan 1363 days ago under Blogs
Tuesday, 31st December 2013-New Year's Eve- Bird&Bee: Zero Gravity Monkeys & Winter Dreaming Greetings all, I write this whilst looking out onto the ice covered, Inner Oslofjørd, from the North Nesoddtangen peninsula… In this 'democratic' age of back-to-work programmes, benefit cuts, low wages and z…

Adventures in Cape Verde...

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Newsletter
Friday, 11th January, 2013  New Moon: Friday 11th JanuaryFull Moon: Sunday 27th January       Greetings all,  Firstly, I'd like to wish you a belated Happy New Year for 2013.  We took the quick decision to disappear to the Cape Verde Islands after Christmas to get away from it …

Important dates for 2013

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Miscellanea
Dates for 2013 I have compiled an 'at a glance' graphic for you to use to isolate key dates this year. Including New & Full Moons, Eclipses and, of course, Solstices and Equinoxes. Here it is:     

Adventures in Cape Verde

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Newsletter
Friday, 11th January, 2013  New Moon: Friday 11th JanuaryFull Moon: Sunday 27th January 04:38      Greetings all,  Firstly, I'd like to wish you a belated Happy New Year for 2013.  We took the quick decision to disappear to the Cape Verde Islands after Christmas to get away from it all …

Looking up and looking out...

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Newsletter
   Greetings all,  ‘End of the World…again?’ I here you scream. With all the hysteria that has built up around 21/12/2012 & it’s Doomsday connotations, Bird&Bee reveals their last ditch attempt to dispel the myth that the end of the world is nigh!   You Maya h…

Dates of Note in 2013

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Blogs
Dates for 2013 I have compiled an 'at a glance' graphic for you to use to isolate key dates this year. Including New & Full Moons, Eclipses and, of course, Solstices and Equinoxes. Here it is:   

Adventures in Cape Verde

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Posted by ryan 1713 days ago under Blogs
    Greetings all,  Firstly, I'd like to wish you a belated Happy New Year for 2013.  We took the quick decision to disappear to the Cape Verde Islands after Christmas to get away from it all for a week or so. No mobile phones, no computers, no distractions for a small window in a busy year. I hope you manag…

Looking up and looking out...

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Posted by ryan 1738 days ago under Newsletter
Friday, 21st December, 2012     Greetings all,  ‘End of the World…again?’ I here you scream. With all the hysteria that has built up around 21/12/2012 & it’s Doomsday connotations, Bird&Bee reveals their last ditch attempt to dispel the myth that the end of the world is nigh!&…

Looking up and looking out...

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Posted by ryan 1738 days ago under Blogs
Friday, 21st December, 2012     Greetings all,  ‘End of the World…again?’ I here you scream. With all the hysteria that has built up around 21/12/2012 & it’s Doomsday connotations, Bird&Bee reveals their last ditch attempt to dispel the myth that the end of the world is nigh!&…

Silvery Sun Shines on Sheffield - an ode to Patrick Moore

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Posted by ryan 1739 days ago under Newsletter
Thursday 13th December 2012  Greetings all,[As I write this, the low sun is striking a crystal pendulum hanging from  my window frame, exploding light beams all over the kitchen walls in a full spectrum of colours.] Firstly, as the New Moon appears today, I would like to say thank you to all the people that came to se…

Silvery Sun Shines on Sheffield - an ode to Patrick Moore

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Posted by ryan 1739 days ago under Blogs
Thursday 13th December 2012  Greetings all,[As I write this, the low sun is striking a crystal pendulum hanging from  my window frame, exploding light beams all over the kitchen walls in a full spectrum of colours.] Firstly, as the New Moon appears today, I would like to say thank you to all the people that came to se…

Ash Tags & Hurricanes

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Posted by ryan 1755 days ago under Newsletter
Monday 12th November 2012 Hello to all, Our trees play an enormous part in our landscapes and in our lives; the way the sunbeams play through the leaves and branches on a breezy Autumn morning; the cycles that they complete throughout the year; the habitats they create and the food and resources that they supply in abundance &n…

Harmony under a full moon

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Posted by ryan 1755 days ago under Blogs
Tuesday 27th November 2012 Greetings all, Busy, busy Bird&Bee - we have two more great 'Harmony' shows coming up shortly.  The first at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, as part of their 20th, wonderful Victorian Christmas Market (1st-2nd December). The museum houses some of the UK's finest engines and m…

Ash Tags & Hurricanes

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Posted by ryan 1755 days ago under Blogs
Monday 12th November 2012 Hello to all, Our trees play an enormous part in our landscapes and in our lives; the way the sunbeams play through the leaves and branches on a breezy Autumn morning; the cycles that they complete throughout the year; the habitats they create and the food and resources that they supply in abundance &n…

New Moons, Ash Trees and Hurricanes...

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Posted by ryan 1761 days ago under Newsletter
Monday 12th November 2012 New Moon:  Tuesday 13th November 22:08First Quarter:  Tuesday 20th November 14:31Birch Moon (Full):  Wednesday 28th November 14:46Last Quarter:  Friday 6th December 15:31  Solar Eclipse: 13th November 22:12 (UT) Northern AustraliaLunar Eclipse:  28th November 14:33 (U…

Trick or Treacle...

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Posted by ryan 1788 days ago under Newsletter
 Friday 26th October 2012 Blood Moon: 29th October - 27th November 2012 Full Moon:Monday 29th October 19:49Last Quarter:Wednesday 7th November 00:36New Moon:Monday 13th November 22:08First  Quarter:Monday 20th November 14:31  Sun Sign: Scorpio 23rd October 00:14 - 21st November 21:49 Greetings …

Trick or Treacle...

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Posted by ryan 1788 days ago under Blogs
1st November 2012 Blood Moon: 29th October - 27th November 2012 Full Moon:Monday 29th October 19:49Last Quarter:Wednesday 7th November 00:36New Moon:Monday 13th November 22:08First  Quarter:Monday 20th November 14:31  Sun Sign: Scorpio 23rd October 00:14 - 21st November 21:49 Greetings from Bird&…

As we tilt toward the Sun...

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Posted by ryan 2012 days ago under Blogs
 Wednesday 21st March 2012 Today is the first day of Spring and the Sun is now spending more time above the horizon than below. So I thought I would take the opportunity to say hello and wish you all well as we tilt towards the Sun once more. The Vernal Equinox and the Autumnal Equinox are the only two days when, i…

Bird and Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - November

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Posted by admin 2145 days ago under Newsletter
Wednesday 9th November 2011 Birch Moon (Full): Thursday 10th November 20:16 Last Quarter: Friday 18th November 15:09 New Moon: Friday 25th November 06:10 First Quarter: Friday 2nd December 09:52 Solar Eclipse: 25th November 06:21 South Pole To view the path of the eclipse click here Will Self & Myself 'Off the Shelf' Sheffi…

Bird and Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - October

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Posted by admin 2173 days ago under Newsletter
Thursday 13th October 2011 Blood Moon (Full): Wednesday 12th October 02:06 Last Quarter: Thursday 20th October 03:30 New Moon: Wednesday 26th October 19:56 First Quarter: Wednesday 2nd November 16:38 Fiery Dahlia: taken at Chatsworth Gardens 24th September 2011 by Ryan Patrick Morley Hello Friend, Petals in Autumn... well, Au…

Bird and Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - September

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Posted by admin 2203 days ago under Newsletter
Monday 12th September 2011 Harvest Moon (Full): Monday 12th September 09:27 Last Quarter: Tuesday 20th September 13:39 New Moon: Tuesday 27th September 11:09 First Quarter: Tuesday 4th October 03:15 Autumnal Equinox: Friday 23rd September 03:09 Capricorn Hello Friend, Bird&Bee's 2011 so far... SO FAR...the year has been …

Lunar Eclipse - June 15th 2011 - Under a Blood Red Moon

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Posted by ryan 2293 days ago under Blogs
Lunar Eclipse - June 15th 2011 - Under a Blood Red Moon Hi All,Just wanted to remind you incase you haven't checked your Lunar Wheel 2011 this week, that we have a Lunar Eclipse tonight (June 15th 2011). •The eclipse occurs between 18:23 and 22:02.•Totality will last from  19:22 until 21.02.•Moon rise in She…

Bird & Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - December

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Posted by admin 2486 days ago under Newsletter
Friday 3rd December 2010 Oak Moon (New): Sunday 5th December 17:36 First Quarter: Monday 13th December 13:59 Full Moon: Tuesday 21st December 08:13 Winter Solstice: Tuesday 21st December 23:38 Capricorn Lunar Eclipse: Monday 13th December 08:16 Hello Friend, A quick message from Bird&Bee. The Great White Out I hope you …

White out on the Green isles - amazing satellite image of Britain under snow!

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Posted by ryan 2487 days ago under Blogs
Just thought I share this beautiful Narnia-esque image of the British Isles. Sheffield is somewhere amongst the swirling snow that blocks out half the country. Where are you on the map?     ...courtesy of The University of Dundee's satellite receiving station which  captured this image of how…

Uk under snow...amazing satellite image.

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Posted by ryan 2487 days ago under Newsletter
Just thought I share this beautiful Narnia-esque image of the British Isles. Sheffield is somewhere amongst the swirling snow that blocks out half the country. Where are you on the map? ...courtesy of The University of Dundee's satellite receiving station which  captured this image of how the heavy snow of the pas…

Stall 315 - Lincoln Christmas Market

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Posted by ryan 2489 days ago under Newsletter
Bird&Bee will be clearing a snowy path to Lincoln tomorrow to join the festivities at the 29th Lincoln Christmas Market. Thursday 2nd December - Sunday 5th December, 2010 A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time…

Bird & Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - November 2010

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Posted by ryan 2500 days ago under Newsletter
Friday 21st November 2010 Birch Moon: 6th Nov 04:52 – 5th Dec 17:36Full Moon: Sunday 21st November 17:27Last Quarter: Sunday 28th November 20:36Oak Moon: Sunday 5th December 17:36First Quarter: Monday 13th December 13:59 Sun Sign: Sagittarius Monday 22nd November 04:23 Hello Friend, Novembe…

Bird and Bee's 'Once in a Blue Moon' Newsletter - October

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Posted by admin 2528 days ago under Newsletter
Friday 22nd October 2010 Blood Moon: 7th October 18:44 – 6th Nov 04:52 Full Moon: Saturday 23rd October 01:37 Last Quarter: Saturday 30th October 12:46 New Moon: Saturday 6th November 04:52 First Quarter: Saturday 13th November 16:39 Hello Friend, Autumnal greetings from Bird&Bee. Thank you for supporting Bird&B…

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

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Posted by ryan 2528 days ago under Miscellanea
Silver & Water found on the Moon Nasa said that its mission to fire a rocket into the dark shadows of the Cabeus crater near the lunar South Pole produced a plume of debris including silver and enough water to fill a paddling pool. From the Independent An ambitious attempt to discover the contents of a lunar crater by cras…

Autumn Equinox // Full Moon // Netheredge Farmers Market

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Posted by ryan 2558 days ago under Newsletter
AUTUMN EQUINOX: 23rd Sept 03:09 ♎  FULL MOON: Harvest Moon  - 23rd Sept 09:17 NetherEdge Farmers Market: Sun 26th Sept 12:00-16:00.We'll be there on Glen Road with Bird&Bee stall and with...'HARMONY' - the Amazing, Automatic, VIctorian, Drawing Machine!Come and say 'Hello' - and have a go.   Ryan

Full Moon News

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Posted by admin 2835 days ago under Miscellanea
Friday 18th December 2009 Bird&Bee's Full Moon News Half Moon Waxing: 24th December 17:36 Blue Moon: 31st December 19:13 Lunar Eclipse: 31st December 19:22 Hello Friend, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish one and all a Superb Solstice, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will be celebrating the Blue Moon…

Full Moon News

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Posted by admin 2853 days ago under Newsletter
Full Moon: 2nd December 07:30 Half Moon Waning: 9th December 00:13 New Moon: 16nd December 12:02 Half Moon Waxing: 24th December 17:36 Blue Moon: 31st December 19:13 Lunar Eclipse: 31st December 19:22 Hello Friend, Welcome to Bird&Bee's news update. December is here and a whole new decade awaits us - a very special time ind…

A new decade awaits!

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Posted by ryan 2853 days ago under Miscellanea
As the ‘Noughties’ draw to a close we can leave behind us the misdemeanors that have occurred in the last 10 years. Some pretty bad decisions have been made on our behalf, around war and civil rights. We must look to the new decade now as a time to learn from those mistakes and forge a new way ahead. What will the new d…

New Moon News

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Posted by admin 2864 days ago under Newsletter
New Moon: 16th November 19:14 Full Moon: 2nd December 07:30Blue Moon: 31st December 19:13 Lunar Eclipse: 31st December 19:22 Hello Friend, Welcome to Bird&Bee’s news update.  We hope you are all well and coping with the weather, the sniffles and the onset of Christmas!We are at an exciting time at the moment with C…

The wind's a whistlin' through the keyhole...

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Posted by sales 2865 days ago under Miscellanea
Now and again the wind becomes so extreme around NO13 (our house) that the wind begins to whistle through our keyhole. With every severe gust it manages to make it's way to the back door and produce a shrill note that reminds us of the forces at work outside. It has become a welcoming and familiar sound but also a reminder of ext…

Problems Ordering?...use the 'Simple Shoppe'!

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Posted by sales 2867 days ago under Newsletter
If you are experiencing difficulties ordering  - click on the link below and submit your order request directly to me. http://www.birdandbee.co.uk/shoppe/simple-shoppe/ I will then send a payment request to you. You can make payment via Paypal or any Debit/Credit Card and I will process your order and post it straight o…

BB–Ordering issues....

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Posted by sales 2878 days ago under Newsletter
Hello from Bird&Bee. A few of my valued customers are having some difficulty in ordering through the site. We are working hard to rectify some of the little idiosyncrasies that are cropping up with the new system. It is inevitable that there would be a few teething problems but we are on it and working through them. I am go…

Bird & Bee - Full Moon Newsletter

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Posted by admin 2886 days ago under Newsletter
Birch Moon: (18th October 05:33 - 16th November 19:13) Full Moon: 2nd November 19:14 Hello Friend, Autumnal greetings from Bird&Bee. Bird&Bee have been busy bees this year. We have a brand new website which is packed with pictures, blogs, knowledge bank, commissions, projects we're working on and a new shoppe! All 201…

Firewood

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Posted by admin 2886 days ago under Miscellanea
Firewood - Old Folklore Poem Beechwood fires burn bright & clear,If the logs are kept a year,Chestnut only good they say, If for long, it’s laid away,But Ash new or Ash old, Is fit for Queen with crown of Gold,Birch & Fir logs burn too fast, Blaze up bright and do not last, It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the…

The Moon

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Posted by admin 2886 days ago under Miscellanea
Bird&Bee’s Moon The Moon has an immense force on us, animals, the seas & oceans of Earth, it fires the imagination and gives light to us in the dark of the night. At a distance of 240,000 miles, the Moon is our nearest heavenly neighbour. Her radius is 1,080 miles compared to our Earth’s radius at 3,960 (a rati…

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