Planet Mercury

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The planet Mercury will be 23.3 degrees from the Sun and close to earth. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.

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Taurids Meteor Shower tonight

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The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 5. This year we will be in the dark of the coming new moon leaving dark skies for viewing.

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Diwali 5 – 9th November

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Diwali (known as the Festival of Lights) is a Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival celebrated all over the world.The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. It is a 5 day festival with the main day being the 3rd day this year on 7th November. The 8th November is also the Hindu & Jain New Year.

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All Souls Day

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Tomorrow is All Souls Day (2nd of November) in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the ‘faithful departed’. Around the country there are special services to remember those who have passed on into the spirit world. If you would like a reading and a message from a departed loved one...  

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31 October Samonios, Samhain, Halloween

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31 October Samonios Halloween traditionally marks the end of the harvest and the beginning of the Celtic and Pagan New Year. Known as Samonios in the Coligny calenda. Samhain is Irish-Gaelic for 'the Summer's end', and is pronounced 'sow-in'. Samhain represents the death of the summer sun god, Lugh. This festival celebrates Nature's cycle of death and renewal. This is also traditionally known as Halloween.

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Isia an ancient Egyptian Celebration

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This celebration marks the beginning of te 7 days that Isis (Aset) spent searching for the body parts of her husband Osiris (Asar) following his death and dismemberment by his brother Set.

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Clocks go back - British Summertime comes to an end for another year

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At 2am on the last Sunday in October, (ie tonight) the clocks go back by an hour.
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During British Summer Time (BST), clocks in the UK go forward an hour from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This in effect creates a change in our time zone from UTC+0 to UTC+1. This means the evenings are longer with more daylight and mornings shorter, with less daylight. But why?

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Kathina 24 October 2018

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Kathina celebrates the end of Vassa, a retreat taken during the rainy season by THERAVADA BUDDHISTS. Sometimes referred to as the Buddhist Lent and the end of it is sometimes called Pavarana day.

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