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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 16, 2018
In the cloud-grey mornings
I heard the herons flying;
And when I came into my garden,
My silken outer-garment
Trailed over withered leaves.
A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,
But I have seen many Autumns
With herons blowing like smoke
Across the sky.
–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
Meteor Shower Calendar 2020: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
The next meteor shower is: The Eta Aquarids! Start looking for these shooting stars in early May. While they usually peak before dawn near May 4, it may be worth looking on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of May as the Moon is less likely to interfere. See details and the complete Meteor Shower Calendar for 2020.
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s next period of retrograde motion will last from June 18 to July 12, 2020! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.