While its’ 25 degrees here in the Northeast and we are waiting for an Alberta Clipper to come through, in Pierre South Dakota it is a wonderful 37 degrees warming up this week up to 55. Obviously our header picture is not contemporary.
Sunday December 10, 2017
- Mercury enters sidereal Scorpio 00:44AM EST,
- Mars square Vulcanus 1:28AM EST,
- Venus parallel Pluto 1:54AM EST,
- Mercury parallel Saturn 2:17AM EST,
- Ceres conjunct North Node 3:19AM EST,
- Mercury trine Uranus 4:28AM EST,
- Venus square Neptune 8:47AM EST,
- Jupiter conjunct Poseidon 12:34PM EST,
- Mercury square Chiron 1:32PM EST,
- Mercury contra-parallel Hades 4:12PM EST,
- Sun contra-parallel Kronos 10:53PM EST
Monday December 11, 2017
- Sun sextile Zeus 8:06AM EST,
- Mercury trine Eris 4:47PM EST
Tuesday December 12, 2017
- Mercury parallel Pluto 2:19AM EST,
- Jupiter conjunct Vesta 3:58AM EST,
- Mars sextile Transpluto 4:02PM EST,
- Sun conjunct Mercury 8:48PM EST,
- Mars conjunct Apollon 9:13PM EST,
- Venus contra-parallel Hades 9:25PM EST
Wednesday December 13, 2017
- Mercury sextile Zeus 11:26PM EST
Thursday December 14, 2017
- Venus parallel Saturn 5:12AM EST,
- Sun trine Eris 10:22AM EST
Friday December 15, 2017
- Mercury trine Ceres 3:03AM EST,
- Venus sextile South Node 7:14AM EST,
- Mercury conjunct Venus 9:08AM EST,
- Venus parallel Cupido 9:43AM EST,
- Mercury sextile South Node 11:13AM EST,
- Venus trine Ceres 3:18PM EST,
- Mars sextile Black Moon 4:29PM EST,
- Sun square Chiron 10:46PM EST
Saturday December 16, 2017
- Sun trine Uranus 6:27AM EST,
- Sun enters sidereal Sagittarius 1:20PM EST,
- Sun trine Pallas 3:56PM EST,
- Mercury contra-parallel Admetos 4:04PM EST,
- Ceres stations retrograde 5:29PM EST,
- Venus sextile Zeus 8:41PM EST,
- Mercury contra-parallel Vulcanus 11:28PM EST
Sunday December 17, 2017
- Mars parallel Apollon 8:23AM EST,
- Venus contra-parallel Kronos 12:48PM EST,
- Pallas Stations direct 6:37PM EST,
- Mercury parallel Black Moon 10:06PM EST
The Ceres conjunction to the North Node on the 10th occurs at 18Leo where the August 10 1608 and August 10 1627 were: think Jamestown and La Rochelle
The Sun/Mercury conjunction on the 12th occurs at 21 Sagittarius where the December 13 1974 eclipse occurs. Keywords: 55MPH, F16, Patti Hearst, Iran/Iraq, Ted Bundy, Mariner 10, & Watergate,
The Mercury/Venus conjunction on the 15th occurs at 17 Sagittarius where the June 8 1732 and December 9 1768 eclipses occurred.
SOUTH DAKOTA, is one of the North Central states of the American Union, lying between 42 28′ and 45 57′ N. Lat, and 96 26′ and 104 3′ W. long. It is bounded N. by North Dakota; E. by Minnesota and Iowa; S. by Nebraska; and W. by Wyoming and Montana.
Lake Traverse and the Big Stone Lake separate the state in part from Minnesota; the Big Sioux River forms most of the boundary between South Dakota and Iowa; and the Missouri river separates the state in part from Nebraska. South Dakota has an extreme length, east and west, of 380 m., an extreme width, north and south, of 245 m., and a total area of 77,615 sq. m., of which 747 sq. m. are water-surface.
With the exception of the Black Hills district in the south-west, the state is a wide rolling plain, with its eastern portion a part of the Prairie Plains region, and its western portion a part of the Great Plains.
The surface of this plain, however, ranges from level river valleys in the east to irregular plateaus broken by buttes and scored by canons in the west. The lowest part of the state is the surface of Big Stone Lake, about 970ft. above the sea; the highest point is Harney Peakin the Black Hills, which rises to a height of 7,216 ft. As a whole the state has a mean elevation of 2200ft.
Fauna and Flora.
Large game within the state is practically extinct. The herds of bison, antelope and elk that once roamed the prairies have vanished, but a few mountain sheep still graze on the grass-covered mesas in inaccessible portions of the Bad Lands. There, too, the grey (or timber) wolf and the coyote are found.
The species of small animals do not differ from those found other parts of the Middle West. The total woodland area has been estimated at 2500 sq. m., about 3-25% of the land area, and of this amount 2000 sq. m. are the Black Hills district. All the higher lands of this area are covered by forests; but the Red Valley, lying between the outer ridges and the main uplift, is treeless.
Most of the forest consists yellow pine, but the spruce, aspen, white birch, bur oak, box elder, red cedar, white elm and cottonwood are among the other varieties found. With the exception of narrow strips of woodland along the courses of the larger streams, the rest of the state consists treeless prairie-lands, which are usually covered with valuable grasses.
excerpted and adapted from 1991 Encyclopedia Brittanica.