Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: dissipative systems A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog Hexagonal cloud cells in the South Atlantic Ocean <p> Here we see an arrangement of hexagonal clouds photographed by the <a class="ex" href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)</a> sensor aboard the <a class="ex" href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on 6 June, 2002. </p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:58:02 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/hexagonal-cloud-cells-south-atlantic-ocean https://hexnet.org/content/hexagonal-cloud-cells-south-atlantic-ocean Thoughts on the hexagonal zodiac <p> <img src='/files/images/hexnet/zodiac-hexagons_0.png' title='A hexagonal arrangement of the zodiac' alt='A hexagonal arrangement of the zodiac' class='image-right'/> I feel something must be said about this astrological "sign shift" business that has set the 'tubes abuzz in recent days. There being twelve astrological signs ("Ophiuchus" notwithstanding) arranged around a central point, the issue is clearly one of both dozenal and hexagonal import. Despite the fact that I'm not all that into astrology (though I've learned enough over the years to inform my general fluency in Western occult symbolism), I feel the hexagonal principles at stake must be defended. </p> <p> First of all, this is of course old news. I don't really understand why it keeps popping up in the media every few years, but this is simply the latest incarnation of a story that we've all been well aware of since classical antiquity, and that certainly should not come as news to anyone, anywhere. "Ophiuchus" has always been there, the twelve signs have never been symmetrically arranged in exact 30-degree sections, axial precession has always been going on, we always knew about it, nobody has ever cared, and nobody cares now. </p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:11:26 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/thoughts-hexagonal-zodiac https://hexnet.org/content/thoughts-hexagonal-zodiac