9th June

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!


Summer Offering, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2017:
First Quarter - June 1, 13:42
Full Moon - June 9, 14:09
Third Quarter - June 17, 12:32
New Moon - June 24, 03:03




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aidan of Lindisfarne (Lutheranism)
Ephrem the Syrian (Roman Catholic Church and Church of England)
Primus and Felician

Anniversary of the Ascension of King Abdullah II (Jordan)
Autonomy Day (Åland Islands)
La Rioja Day (La Rioja)
Murcia Day (Murcia)
National Heroes' Day (Uganda)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: Set fruits, large-statured vegetables and fast-growing trees.
Prune orchards and bushes (during the waxing moon in spring).
Sow grain.
In spring enrich grain, vegetables and fruits.
Grapple with underground pests*

Also on this day:

53 – Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia

62 – Claudia Octavia is executed.

68 – Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad.

1310 – Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.

1667 – The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in a decisive victory by the Dutch over the English in the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

1873 – Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days

1954 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

* more information can be found here.