10th October

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting appears, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2017:
Full Moon – October 5, 19:40
Third Quarter – October 12, 13:25
New Moon Moon – October 19, 20:12
First Quarter – October 27, 23:22


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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Aubert
Nicholas of Tolentino
Theodard of Maastricht

Festival:
National Day (Gibraltar)
Teacher's Day (People's Republic of China and Hong Kong)
World Suicide Prevention Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: During the waning moon: seed, plant and transplant flowers and vining plants.
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.
Enrich poor flowering plants.*

Also on this day:

1509 – An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul.

1547 – The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.

1858 – George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.

1937 - Fascist rally at Queen’s Drive Liverpool comes to a halt after Oswald Mosley is hit with a stone.

1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.

1960 – At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

* more information can be found here.