5th December

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Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: 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

Saint's Day:
Abercius
Clement of Alexandria
Sabbas the Sanctified

Festival:
Day of the Ninja (!)
Faunalia, in honor of Faunus (Roman Empire)
Krampus (Austria)


Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Grapple with pests, perform sprinkling from diseases.
Prong soil for weeding (leave weedery for humus).*

Also on this day:

1484 – Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany and leads to one of the most oppressive witch hunts in European history.

1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

1945 – Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

1952 – Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.

1978 – The Soviet Union signs a "friendship treaty" with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

1979 – Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

1987 - Portsdown UFO Incident - 13 people report a flashing sequence of orbs over Portsmouth which seem to correspond to the Portsmouth FC football song Up Pompey.

* http://www.om-journal.com/garden