Rare transit of Mercury!, Moon on the move, must-make mac and cheese
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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 10, 2019
The air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the early autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
MacKenzie Phillips (actress) was born on this day in 1959. Miriam Makeba (singer, referred to as Mama Africa) died on this day in 2008.
Rare Transit of Mercury!
Transit of Mercury on Monday, November 11, 2019
It’s hard to evaluate the major astronomical event coming up on Monday, November 11, 2019. It certainly sounds spectacular: the planet Mercury will visibly cross the face of the Sun. The next such transit won’t occur until 2032. Bob Berman has information on when and how to see this rare astronomical event.
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Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving has been around since the cave man! Perceptions of facial hair like beards and mustaches have fallen in and out of fashion over the centuries, just as they do today.