22nd October

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

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Sun Sets, Autumn 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2015:
Third Quarter – October 4, 22:06
New Moon Moon – October 13, 10:51
First Quarter – October 20, 21:31
Full Moon – October 27, 12:05

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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:
Aaron the Illustrious (Syriac Orthodox Church)
Abercius of Hieropolis
Bertharius
Donatus of Fiesole
John Paul II
Mary Salome

Festival:
Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Monday in October (New Zealand)
Earliest day on which Make a Difference Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October (United States)
Fechner Day, celebrated by Psychophysicists
International Stuttering Awareness Day (International)
Jidai Matsuri (Kyoto)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

362 – A mysterious fire destroys the Temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.

1790 – Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.

1844 – The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.

1910 – Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

1926 – J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.

1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.

1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

1975 – The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

1999 – Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

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