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Autumn Equinox

In the Northern Hemisphere, the equinox is celebrated as Mabon, also called Harvest Home.  Astronomically, the event falls on the 22nd.  The precise date and time can be found at archaeoastronomy.com. Mike Nichols says of the day: Mythically, this is…

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International Day of Peace

Finally, September 21st is the International Day of Peace.  Initiated by the United Nations in 1982 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, it declares the UN’s devotion to worldwide peace and encourages humanity to work toward peaceful…

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Cosmic Calendar: First earth rocks formed

On Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar (illustrated as a comic strip here), which maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year, September is particularly interesting. Today, on the 16th (4.0 billion years ago), the oldest known rocks on earth…

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Defy Superstition Day

Today, September 13th, is Defy Superstition Day.  WeekendNotes.com says: …if you’re one of the many who have superstitions you can’t seem to shake, this is the day you can let go of some or all of them by doing the…

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Cosmic Calendar: Emergence of our sun

On Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar (illustrated as a comic strip here), which maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year, September is particularly interesting. Since the Big Bang in January (13.7 bya or billion years ago), the universe…

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