Biggest Moon in century, Indian Summer, Veterans Day

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 2018
When is the Full Moon for November 2018? See our November Moon Guide—all about the Full Beaver Moon (and how it got that name!), Moon phases, and best days. 
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The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

The Algonquin people named the Full Snow Moon after this time when the heaviest snows fall.
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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

SAVE 25% when you buy 2 or more with coupon code SUNNY
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$5.99-$12.95
 
Honor Our Vets

When is Veterans Day 2018?
Veterans Day always falls on November 11. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history. 
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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, wrong.
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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