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This Druid's Diary & Calendar is currently set up for the Southern Hemisphere. If you would like to see a Northern Hemisphere version, please let me know via the Contact Me page.
Start (December Solstice)
Wed 22nd Dec 2021 2:58am
Duration 88 days, 23 hrs, 33 mins
Start (March Equinox)
Mon 21st Mar 2022 2:32am
Duration 92 days, 17 hrs, 40 mins
Start (June Solstice)
Tue 21st Jun 2022 7:13pm
Duration 93 days, 15 hrs, 50 mins
Start (September Equinox)
Fri 23rd Sep 2022 11:03am
Duration 89 days, 20 hrs, 43 mins
Countries define seasons differently. The above calculator refers to astronomical seasons, not meteorological seasons. All times are local times for Australia/Sydney.
6:14am Sunset: 8:04pm
12:23am Moonset: 12:53pm
74% (21 days 21hrs 43mins)
1st Feb 2022 4:49pm [6.9 days]
9th Feb 2022 12:51am [14.2 days]
17th Feb 2022 3:59am [22.4 days]
26th Jan 2022 12:42am [0.2 days]
The Druid's Diary & Calendar
The Druid's Diary & Calendar is an interactive website App that allows the user to change the type of month the Diary & Calendar will display. Read more...
The Druid's Diary & Calendar began when I read how in ancient times people most probably used a calendar of Lunar Months, and with the beginning of the Month being marked by the Full Moon, as this was a very obvious sign to take notice of.
So I thought I would make a Calendar that would help me define these Lunar Months. And so the Druid's Calendar was born. While I was building it, I thought I might as well allow the user decide how they want to define the Months, so I made it a choice between Gregorian, Ogham, Zodiac, & Lunar. And as we now define the start of a Lunar cycle at the New Moon, I made it so the user could decide how they wanted a Lunar Month to start, either on the Full Moon or the New Moon.
As the Calendar developed I knew I had to show something of interest on each day, so I added the Phase of the Moon, as well as the Rise and Set times of the Sun and the Moon. I also show the Solstices and Equinoxes by colouring the day. And I added other events like Eclipses, clicking on these events will reveal more information about them.
In Australia it can be difficult to define the passing of the Seasons by events in Nature. Events seem to happen erratically, and lots of plants and animals change their behaviour based on the weather. For example, plants that used to flower once a season can be seen flowerinf 4 or 5 times during a hot year. So for me, it has always been hard to develop my own set of seasonal triggers to mark the passing of time.
So once I had the Calendar developed, I thought I could add a Diary, a place I could record each day in a way that would show me in a visual way what is happening around me over time.
Each day I go out for a walk, and I just make some short notes on what I see, I give Cloud a number value between 1 and 100. If the sky is covered with Cloud, it is 100, if there is none, it is 0. I do the same for Rain & Wind. I don't use any specific data for this, just my own perception. For temperature I record a High and a Low. And then I write down what Animals stand out to me, what Trees and Plants stand out, and what Trees and Plants are Flowering.
And then I enter them into my Diary. I have create Categories that the user can set up themselves. These can be a number value, a number range, a text entry, or a page entry. The page entry Category allows you to keep a journal in the Diary.
The best part of the Diary comes when you click the "Details" link above the Category name or icon. If the Category is a number type, you will be shown a page with a graph of the values over the selected period. You will also be shown the average for that period. The more entries you have, the more valuable this data becomes, and you will begin to see any patterns that may emerge.
In a text Category you will be presented an overview showing how often any words were used, from most to least. So for example, you will see which Animal was the most common over a period, or which plants were flowering. (this part is still a work in progress and will be updated as more data is added.)
In a page Category, clicking the Details link will show you a page with your journal entry. Previous and Next links allow you to flip through the pages. You can easily edit the entries as you go.
To find out how to set up your Calendar and Diary, please click through the instruction pictures here
Click here to see the Features...
- User defined month type used by the Diary & Calendar.
- Months can be changed between Gregorian, Ogham, Zodiac & Lunar.
- Lunar months can begin with either the Full Moon or the New Moon.
- Lunar months can be given Custom Names by the User.
- Diary Entries are displayed in Columns in a table view. Each column representing a User defined category.
- The User can add as many categories as they like.
- Categories can have an icon uploaded to display at the head of the table.
- Categories can be set to be either a single number, a number range, a text entry or a paqe entry.
- The User can enter a value each day for each category. An example category entry might be Cloud 10/100 or Temperature 25-30.
- Clicking on the Category name or icon will display an overview for that category, in a month by month view.
- Number and Number Range Categories can be viewed in a graph.
- A text Category can be viewed and an overview of the words used will be shown in a graph from words most used to least used.
- A page Category can be used as a Journal and can be browsed page by page.