The Sun's Light Allocation
Every month the Sun transmits its light throughout our solar system, spreading its life sustaining energy to the planets. There is also a unique solar process relative to planet Earth, with its orbiting Moon, that is seldom considered in calendar applications.
As the Moon orbits the Earth, and together they orbit the Sun, the Sun always illuminates exactly one-half of the moon, but we see it at different angles as it rotates around the Earth. From Earth, we can only see that part of the Moon the Sun is illuminating. For example, we see a crescent Moon as a small portion of the illuminated side of the Moon. The Sun's light to the Moon is a precision cycle that far exceeds the finest timekeeping instuments.
The prophet Enoch learned of the process from the angel Uriel who was assigned the task of revealing the awsome details. The prophet penned the discription of our Creator's timepiece in the heavens above:
“And when the moon rises, one-fourteenth part appears in the heaven: (First crescent after conjunction). the light becomes full in her on the fourteenth day she accomplishes her light. (Full Moon). (Enoch 78:6).
"And fifteen parts of light are transferred to her till the fifteenth day (When) her light is accomplished (New Moon), according to the sign of the year, and she becomes fifteen parts (Of light), and the moon grows by (The addition of) fourteenth parts." (1/14th part per day of waxing). (Enoch 78:7).
"And in her waning (The Moon) decreases on the first day (After the New full Moon) to fourteen parts of her light, on the second to thirteen parts of light, on the third to twelve, on the fourth to eleven, on the fifth to ten, on the sixth to nine, on the seventh to eight, on the eighth to seven, on the ninth to six, on the tenth to five, on the eleventh to four, on the twelfth to three, on the thirteenth to two, on the fourteenth to the half of a seventh, and all her remaining light disappears wholly on the fifteenth.” (New Moon Day after the full Moon). (Enoch 78:8).
The prophet has described the lunar phases that modern astronomers now list by starting with conjunction and ending with conjunction. However, Enoch's sequence order starts with a full Moon and ends with a full Moon.
Conjunction is one of the days when the Moon receives no light from the Sun. It is the only day of the month that is fixed, never varies, and is always the fifteenth day of the month, and a Sabbath. Conjunction always occurs on the same day of the week as the New Moon and Sabbath days.
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