15th November

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Abibus of Edessa
Albert the Great
Blessed Hugh Faringdon
Didier of Cahors
Malo
Mechell

Festival:
Independence Day, unilaterally declared in 1988. (Palestine)
Republic Proclamation Day (Brazil)
Shichi-Go-San (Japan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages and Lettuce*

Also on this day:

1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day

1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

1943 – German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".

1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1988 – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.

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