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A riddle there


Oct 10 2012, 5:56am

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Wait a minute, how can it be Durin’s Day on some dwarf new years and not on others. And how can you see the new moon? it's basically dark with no crescent. This is all so confusing. Can it be some kind of… riddle?
I am the token of the Dwarve’s new year. I rise invisible on my renewal day, but to honor of the lord of the Khazâd I show my thin crescent with the setting sun on Durin’s Day.

Here’s my answer to the riddle: The peak moment when the moon is new occurs sometime during a 24 hour day. If the new moon occurs in the predawn hours (after midnight), and there is at least fourteen hours before sunset/moonset, you may see the crescent moon setting with the sun in and it will be Durin’s Day.

"But this will not help us much, I fear, for it passes our skill in these days to guess when such a time will come again."

"If you listen closely, you can hear the gods laughing."

Subject User Time
Anybody planning anything special for Durin's Day? Reptile Send a private message to Reptile Oct 8 2012, 2:15am
    Watching all the production videos back-to-back sounds like a great way to spend (some of) the day! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 8 2012, 6:53am
        That sounds like an excellent way to celebrate it. Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:50pm
    Is it a true Durin's Day? NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Oct 8 2012, 12:18pm
        A riddle there Reptile Send a private message to Reptile Oct 10 2012, 5:56am
    Sounds good to me! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 10 2012, 4:42pm
    I'll probably be reading that part of sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 11 2012, 3:56pm


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