Root cellars, Mercury tonight!, Jupiter-Moon pairing, National S'mores Day
This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 9, 2019
When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)
Gillian Anderson (actress) was born on this day in 1968. Frank Gifford (NFL Hall of Fame football player) died on this day in 2015.
About Root Cellars
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips, beets, parsnips, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Today, root cellars have made a comeback to keep food from freezing during the winter and keep food cool during the summer to prevent spoilage.
Sky Map: August 2019
Spot the elusive planet Mercury in the east before sunrise! It’s a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of the Sun’s innermost planet. Here’s more viewing information and our complimentary, printable August Sky Map to help you navigate easily.
A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019.Bright Jupiter and Saturnare wonderfully positioned this month. See more highlights of the night sky by Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.