8th January

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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Cold Dawn Over Liverpool, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2016:
Third Quarter - January 2, 05:30
New Moon - January 10, 01:30
First Quarter - January 16, 23:26
Full Moon - January 24, 01:45

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CURRENT MOON


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Teasels, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abo of Tiflis
Apollinaris Claudius
Gudula
Lucian of Beauvais
Our Lady of Prompt Succor
Pega
Severinus of Noricum
Thorfinn of Hamar

Festival:
Commonwealth Day (Northern Mariana Islands)
Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while January 15 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday in January. (Thailand)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1746 – Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.

1811 – An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslandes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.

1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.

1877 – Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

1912 – The African National Congress is founded.

1961 – In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.

1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

1981 – A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".

1994 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.


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