Poetic Naturalist’s Calendar—2017-2018


(Created for participation in the seasons and for acknowledgment of those who have contributed to an earthen understanding of life and the world.)

21 December 2017 – Winter Solstice (Winterwoodmas)

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

25 December – Sir Isaac Newton (1642)
27 December – Johnannes Kepler (1571)
1 January 2018 – Full Moon
3 January—Quadrantid Meteor Shower (approx. 85/hr.)

8 January – Alfred Russel Wallace (1823)
16 January 2018 – New Moon
31January 2018 – Full Moon

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


3 February – Palestrina, Composer (1525)
6 February – Mary Douglas Leakey (1913)
12 February – Charles Robert Darwin (1809)
15 February 2018 – New Moon
          15 February – Galileo Galilei (1564)
19 February – Nicholaus Copernicus (1473)
1 March 2018 – Full Moon
14 March – Albert Einstein (1879)
17 March 2018 – New Moon

20 March – Vernal Equinox (Springwoodmas)


26 March – Robert Frost (1874)
31 March 2018 – Full Moon
31 March – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685)
15 April 2018 – New Moon
21 April – John Muir Day (JM’s Birthday, 1838)
26 April – John James Audobon (1785)
29 April 2018 – Full Moon

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


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

11 May – Richard Feynman (1918)
15 May 2018 – New Moon
27 May – Rachel Carson (1907)
29 May 2018 – Full Moon
31 May – Walt Whitman (1819)
1 June 2018 – New Moon

21 June – Summer Solstice (Summerwoodmas)

28 June 2018 – Full Moon

12 July 2018 – New Moon
12 July – Henry David Thoreau (1817)
27 July 2018 – Full Moon
29 July—Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower (Approx. 20/hr.)
1-2 August – Cross-Quarter Day (Mid-Summer)

7 August – Louis S. B. Leakey (1903)
11 August 2018 – New Moon
12 August – Perseid Meteor Shower (approx. 100/hr.)
26 August 2018 – Full Moon
9 September 2018 – New Moon
23 September – Autumnal Equinox (Autumnwoodmas)

24 September 2018 – Full Moon
7 October 1885 – Neil’s Bohr (1885)
8 October 2018 – New Moon
24 October 2018 – Full Moon
22 October – Orionid Meteor Shower (Approx. 20/hr.)

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

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

22 December 2018 –Full Moon

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