Poetic Naturalist’s Calendar—2016-2017

21 December – Winter Solstice (Winterwoodmas)

22 December—Ursid Meteor Shower (approx. 45/hr.)

25 December – Sir Isaac Newton (1642)
27 December – Johnannes Kepler (1571)
29 December 2016 – New Moon

3 January—Quadrantid Meteor Shower (approx. 85/hr.)

8 January – Alfred Russel Wallace (1823)
12 January 2017 – Full Moon
27 January 2017 – New Moon

1-2 February – Cross-Quarter Day (Mid-Winter)


3 February – Palestrina, Composer (1525)
6 February – Mary Douglas Leakey (1913)
10 February 2017 – Full Moon
12 February – Charles Robert Darwin (1809)
          15 February – Galileo Galilei (1564)
19 February – Nicholaus Copernicus (1473)
26 February 2016 – New Moon
12 March 2016 –Full Moon
14 March – Albert Einstein (1879)

20 March – Vernal Equinox (Springwoodmas)


26 March – Robert Frost (1874)
27 March 2016 – New Moon
31 March – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685)
11 April 2017 –Full Moon
21 April – John Muir Day (JM’s Birthday, 1838)
26 April 2017 – New Moon
26 April – John James Audobon (1785)

30 April-1 May – Cross Quarter Day (Mid-Spring)


5 May—Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower (Approx. 30/hr.)

10 May 2017 – Full Moon
11 May – Richard Feynman (1918)
25 May 2017 – New Moon
27 May – Rachel Carson (1907)
31 May – Walt Whitman (1819)
9 June 2017 – Full Moon

21 June – Summer Solstice (Summerwoodmas)


23 June 2017 –New Moon
9 July 2017 – Full Moon
12 July – Henry David Thoreau (1817)
23 July 2017 –New Moon
29 July—Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower (Approx. 20/hr.)
1-2 August – Cross-Quarter Day (Mid-Summer)

7 August 2017 – Full Moon
7 August – Louis S. B. Leakey (1903)
12 August – Perseid Meteor Shower (approx. 100/hr.)
21 August 2017 – New Moon
6 September 2017 –Full Moon
20 September 2017 –New Moon
23 September – Autumnal Equinox (Autumnwoodmas)

5 October 2017 – Full Moon
7 October 1885 – Neil’s Bohr (1885)
19 October 2017 – New Moon
22 October – Orionid Meteor Shower (Approx. 20/hr.)

31 October-November – Cross-Quarter Day (Mid-Autumn)

11 November 2017 –Full Moon
7 November – Marie Curie (1867)
13 November – James Clerk Maxwell (1831)
18 November 2017 – New Moon
20 November – Edwin Powell Hubble (1889)
21 November – Feast of Thomas Tallis & William Byrd, composers
3 December 2017 – Full Moon
5 December – Werner Heisenberg (1901)
14 December—Geminid Meteor Shower (Approx. 100/hr.)
18 December 2017 –New Moon
21 December – Winter Solstice (Winterwoodmas)
1 January 2018 – Full Moon

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