Biggest Moon in century, Indian Summer, Veterans Day

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dear Companion readers,

Today, of course, is Election Day (U.S.) and we will be going to the polls to vote.  For a degree of humor, here is an election-day palindrome: Rise to vote, sir.  

This Friday, the 11th, brings Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada), when we honor our vets.

And mark your calendar for the biggest Moon of our lives on November 14! Read more below—and join us for a free telescope show on Sunday, the 13th. Let's hope for clear skies!

Sincerely,
Your Almanac editors

To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people’s hall,
The ballot-box, my throne
!
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)    

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
313th day of the year


Alfre Woodard (actress) was born on this day in 1952.
Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus) died on this day in 2011.


 

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Live Telescope Show Sunday!

Full Moon for November 2019
November’s Full Beaver Moon rises on Tuesday, November 12! Learn when to spot it in your area and the meaning behind this Moon’s name.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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$10.99
 
Closest Moon in 70 Years!

The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will probably get the most media attention.  This truly ultra-close lunar approach is the real deal.
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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!
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$8.95-$12.95
 
Honor Our Vets

Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Monday. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history—as well as 10 ways to show vets how you appreciate the sacrifices that they have made. 
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Mason Jar Lid - Star Lights | Save 40%

Use for centerpieces, holiday displays, mantels, accent lighting and more!
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$6.95
 
What is Indian Summer?

Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” And while their error is certainly not of the world-shaking variety, they are, for the most part, mistaken.
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Mulling Spices Ornament

SAVE 23% – Colorful tin Christmas ornaments with tasty mulling spices and a recipe inside.
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$9.97