Full Moon rises, cannas, predicting weather

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 7, 2017


Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)

Monday, August 7, 2017
219th day of the year

David Duchovny (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Peter Jennings (journalist) died on this day in 2005.


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Perseids This Weekend!

Meteor Shower Calendar 2018
When is the next meteor shower? Find out when to look skyward for the last two showers of 2018, including the best of the year: the Geminids! See the Almanac’s Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
Moon and Back Chalk-Style Sign

Love you to the Moon and back! Stands on its own or hangs from wall.
Full Moon Rises Today

Full Moon for August 2019
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
How the Almanac Predicts

How We Predict the Weather
Every year, folks ask us … what’s our secret to predicting the long-range weather? The Old Farmer’s Almanac—America’s oldest and most popular almanac—uses a unique, age-old formula that’s traditionally 80% accurate. Learn more about it here.
Peaceful Moon Large Suncatcher

Made in Ohio from 100% recycled glass at a nonprofit recycling facility. Every piece is individually pressed.
Captivating Cannas

Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
What's Happening: August?

The Month of August 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
August 2018 is the calendar month when summer begins its slow crawl towards autumn, but not before a few more hot days and thunderstorms!
Cow Jumping Over the Moon Sun Catcher

Charming folk art sun catcher.