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EarthSky    Release Date: Nov 22, 2015
All five visible planets will appear together in the morning sky early next year – from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. That hasn’t happened since 2005.
Relative sizes of the four inner planets: Earth, Venus (back row); Mars and Mercury (front row).
The last time that all five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) appeared in the same sky together was over 10 years ago, from December 15, 2004, to January 15, 2005. The next presentation will again happen for a period of about one month, starting on or near January 20, 2016.
All five visible planets will appear above the horizon simultaneously in the predawn/dawn sky from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. Moreover, people around the globe can use the moon to help guide them to this showcase of planets from January 27 to February 6.
By visible planet, we are referring to any solar system planet that is easily viewed without an optical aid and that has been watched by our ancestors since time immemorial. In their outward order from the sun, the five visible planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. These planets are visible in our sky because their disks reflect sunlight, and these relatively nearby worlds tend to shine with a steadier light than the distant, twinkling stars.
Of course, you can catch most of these planets before dawn. Jupiter rises first, in the evening hours, followed by Mars after midnight and then Saturn, Venus and Mercury.
May you be blessed with clear skies for the upcoming planetary spectacle, with all five visible planets taking stage in the same sky from January 20 to February 20, 2016!
Thank you, Skeen! 😀



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Calendar day; November 26, 2015

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Thursday, the 26th of November, 2015 is the 330th day in 2015 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
Thanksgiving Day
November 26, 2015 in the USA
America thanks God for what they have by celebrating Thanksgiving on November 26, 2015. Thanksgiving is an annual tradition in the United States, which since 1863 is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. During Thanksgiving Day families and friends usually gather for a large meal. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year in the US, and therefore flights and hotels are very expensive around this time. Thanksgiving is at least four-day weekend vacation for schools and colleges. Most business and government workers are given Thanksgiving and the day after (Black Friday) as paid holidays. As people reunite with friends and family at Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Eve – the night before Thanksgiving – is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and clubs.
Also various religious and spiritual organizations offer services and events on Thanksgiving. In New York City (Manhattan), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually. This huge celebration is televised nationally and features popular large balloons of cartoon characters and TV personalities. The Santa Claus float traditionally ends the Thanksgiving Parade, as this holiday is unofficially the sign for the beginning of the Christmas season. On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, people start buying their Christmas gifts.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive the cold winter that year. The feast lasted for three. Today many people serve mashed or sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Day. A note of the Governor of Plymouth Colony regarding the turkeys that were eaten during the very first Thanksgiving celebration, probably gave rise to the tradition of having turkey at Thanksgiving: A turkey is the featured item on nearly any Thanksgiving feast table all over the country. The day unofficially often is referred to as “Turkey Day”.
Where is Thanksgiving Day?
Nationwide USA
National Day of Mourning in the U.S.
November 26, 2015 in the USA
Day of Mourning in the U.S. takes place on November 26, 2015. The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. It coincides with an unrelated but similar protest, Unthanksgiving Day, held on the West Coast. The organizers consider the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day as a reminder of the democide and continued suffering of the Native American peoples. Participants in the National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. They want to educate Americans about history. The event was organized in a period of Native American activism and general cultural protests. The protest is organized by the United American Indians of New England (UAINE). Since it was first organized, social changes have resulted in major revisions to the portrayal of United States history, the government’s and settlers’ relations with Native American peoples, and renewed appreciation for Native American culture.
Where is Day of Mourning in the U.S.?
Nationwide USA
Turkey-Free Thanksgiving
November 26, 2015 in the USA
Food and family have become synonymous with Thanksgiving. Many of us will spend time prepping the turkey and pumpkin pie and decorating the table for family and friends before settling down to the feast. But if you think eating a turkey on Thanksgiving is overrated, why not change your holiday routine and break free from tradition?
Go meatless! Sure, turkey is the go-to fare for Thanksgiving, but going meatless does have some benefit. Not only can you cater to the vegetarian guest, it will also eliminate the post-meal food coma.
There are many different options out there, from vegetarian sides to main dishes like the mushroom and kale-stuffed squash. And, of course, you can still get the feeling of a turkey without the actual bird — products like soy-based Tofurky are a popular alternative to the real thing.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Shopping Reminder Day
November 26, 2015 in the World
Shopping Reminder Day takes place on November 26, 2015. It’s less than a month until Christmas – don’t forget to buy all of your gifts! Shopping Reminder Day reminds you to buy all the needed things for this year.
Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one.
The shopping experience can range from delightful to terrible, based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, and mood. According to a 2000 report, in the U.S. state of New York, women purchase 80% of all consumer goods and influence 80% of health-care decisions.
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Historical Events on 26th November:
783 – Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus
1476 – Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time
1703 – Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) – thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
1778 – Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1885 – 1st meteor photograph
1916 – Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that ‘The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched’
1922 – English archeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt
1942 – “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
1948 – 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years
1950 – China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1962 – Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record
1983 – Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament

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