20th November

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

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Isle of Barra, Sept 2000: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2016:
First Quarter - November 7, 19:51
Full Moon - November 14, 13:52
Last Quarter - November 21, 08:33
New Moon - November 29, 12:18

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Bernward of Hildesheim
Edmund the Martyr (Church of England)

Festival:
Children's Day (Pakistan, Egypt and Canada)
Revolution day (Mexico)
Transgender Day of Remembrance (LGBT community)
Zumbi Day (Brazil)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

284 – Diocletian is chosen as Roman Emperor.

1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed.

1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).

1936 – Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.

1945 – Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

1975 – Francisco Franco, Caudillo of Spain, dies after 36 years in power.

1989 – Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.

1992 – In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.

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