आपणास माझे लेखन आवडते आहे असे ब्लॉगला भेट देणारांच्या वाढत्या संख्येवरून वाटते. विषेशकरून कर्णकथेला वाचक पुष्कळ मिळाले. आपल्या प्रतिक्रिया जरूर मिळावयास हव्यात! त्याशिवाय लिहीत राहण्याचा उत्साह कसा टिकून रहाणार?
I changed over from Marathi to English for my comments on Shri. Oak's book recently. I continue to get readers but there are no comments! Wonder whether I am boring!

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Moon with Pointed Ends

I had earlier commented about moon with pointed ends downwards - statement by Drona to Ashvatthama on the tenth day of war some time before noon. I had shown a photo of a Shukla Navami moon which hardly had pointed ends and it would not have been seen before noon in that position as my photo was taken late in the evening. Some hours back its orientation also would be different.
Today (Sept 5), being a Krishnapaksha Ashtami, I took another photo, a little before noon. It is shown below.
One can clearly see the pointed ends and they are pointing downwards as described by Drona. It is not 'rising'. Actually it is nearing Western horizon. By Sunset it will dip well below western horizon and will rise in the east by about midnight it being Krishnapaksha Navami by then.
So, was the tenth day of war - when Bhishma fell in the evening,- a Shukla Navami or a Krishna Ashtami/Navami? There is ground for grave doubt and I leave the question for Shri. Oak and the readers
I add two more photos of Krishna Navami Moon taken today, (Sept 6), at 11-30 a.m.
The more I look at Krishnapaksha Ashtami or Navami Moon around noon the more I am convinced that this is what Drona saw and described to Ashvatthama on the tenth day of war, before or at noon. Pointed ends, pointing downwards. No opinion poll needed I suppose.
Readers, you be the judge.

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