Rare transit of Mercury!, Moon on the move, must-make mac and cheese

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 10, 2019

pumpkins with snow

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)

Sunday, November 10, 2019
314th day of the year


MacKenzie Phillips (actress) was born on this day in 1959.
Miriam Makeba (singer, referred to as Mama Africa) died on this day in 2008.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
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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Moon on the Move

Sky Map: November 2019
Let’s show some appreciation for the Moon this month. Watch it as it moves across the night sky between November 10 and 17!
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Making a Cold Frame

How to Build a Cold Frame
Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit, you’ll want to protect your precious plants! 
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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Must-Make Mac and Cheese

Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese

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Are Beards "In" Again?

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.
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