9th 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.

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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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: 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:
Denis
Dionysius the Areopagite
Ghislain
John Leonardi

Festival:
Hangul Day (South Korea)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uganda from United Kingdom in 1962.
Independence of Guayaquil from Spain in 1820 (Guayaquil)
Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)
National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania)
Takayama Autumn Festival (Takayama)
World Post Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1604 – Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.

1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.

1824 – Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.

1845 – The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.

1934 – Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.

1967 – A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

1989 – An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.

1992 – A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu.

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