14th September

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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

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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:
Aelia Flaccilla (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Crescentius of Rome
Maternus of Cologne
Notburga
Feast of the Cross

Festival:
Formerly, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense. (Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

1607 – Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).

1901 – President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

1954 – In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village, exposing some 45,000 soldiers and 10,000 civilians to nuclear fallout.

1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.

1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.

1999 – Death of Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910), director of Hue and Cry (1947) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951).


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.