15th June

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Wheel of Life, Liverpool 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2016:
New Moon - June 5, 03:59
First Quarter - June 12, 09:09
Full Moon - June 20, 12:02
Third Quarter - June 27, 19:18

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Augustine of Hippo (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Edburga of Winchester
Evelyn Underhill (Church of England and the Episcopal Church of the United States)
Germaine Cousin
Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia

Festival:
Arbor Day (Costa Rica)
Cagayan de Oro Charter Day (Cagayan de Oro City)
Day of Valdemar and Reunion day (Flag Day) (Denmark)
Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while June 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday in June. (United States)
Mangaia Gospel Day (Mangaia)
National Salvation Day (Azerbaijan)
Separation Day (Delaware)
Statehood Day (Arkansas)
The first day of the month of Harh. (Sikhism)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Calabrese, Cauliflower, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer*

Also on this day:

763 BC – Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.

1215 – King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.

1520 – Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.

1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.

1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).

1785 – Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel.

1937 – A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.

1985 – Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.

2002 – Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.


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