30th December

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, 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.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Snowfall on Maria's Balcony, Liverpool, 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2016
First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53

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CURRENT MOON


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Allotment in winter chill, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Anysia of Salonika
Ecgwine of Worcester
Pope Felix I
Liberius of Ravenna
Ralph of Vaucelles

Festival:
Freedom Day (Church of Scientology)
Rizal Day (Philippines)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: Plant edible roots and brumal vegetables.
Root out, grub up weeds, clear the woodside, hedge (during the waxing moon).
Pile a manure or compost. (during the waxing moon).
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich and water flowers with poor root assemblage.
Make prickling-out sprout.
Prune the branches and graft orchards.
Transplanting is favorable.
Harvest is binned well.
High-quality seeds. *

Also on this day:

1460 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.

1853 – A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London.

1922 – The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.

1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

1943 – Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.

1972 – The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.

2009 – The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon.


* more information can be found here.