Tag Archives: November 11

Mercury’s Transit Of The Sun As Seen Over New Hampshire — November 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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This is what we saw!

The Sun was up there but behind some impressively thick clouds.

I was hoping that we might get a break. No such luck.

Well, I will not be around for the next one so I will never see this phenomenon again. C’est la vie.

But, I at least have seen one transit. Venus transit across the Sun on June 5, 2012.


This is what it should have looked like.

I know. I do know my astronomy. SMILE.


Just for YOU. Smile.


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Mercury Will Transit The Sun On November 11, 2019 — Remembrance Day, At That.

by Anura Guruge




YOU  will need Eclipse Glasses.


A ‘transit‘ in astronomy is when celestial body passes in front of another. In this case, it will be Mercury passing in front of the Sun — and we, in New England, will have front-row seats for it, and, moreover, it will be in the morning, around 10 am Eastern. The only thing that can spoil it for us is the weather. I will keep you posted.

Given that this is a solar transit, it is kind of like a solar eclipse — like the BIG one we had in August 2017. And as with a solar eclipse you MUST HAVE eclipse glasses IF you are going to look at the Sun. They are cheap enough. Better get some now. I still have mine from 2017.

That it is on Remembrance Day — my Poppy Day — makes it even more special. WOW.


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Remembrance Day 100 — November 11, 2018; We Will Not Forget.

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‘Armistice Day’ 2015 Videos — My Wrap-Up.

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Absolutely brilliant and moving video with music by ‘Tubella Bells’, Mike Oldfield. The song is “Flowers of the Forest”. Click to access and watch YouTube video.


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STIRRING. Our BRITISH troops from AROUND the World. Please watch. Click to access YouTube video.


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2015 2 minute silence in London for Armistice Day. Really nice. Click to access YouTube video.


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From U.K. ‘SkyNews’. Click to access.


For THOSE that do NOT understand
the UNDERLYING significance of
why 11/11, every year, is SPECIAL.

World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time
on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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NYSE Further Insults Veterans & The World: Features China’s Despicable ‘Singles Day’ On Veterans Day.

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>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.

>> U.S. stands IMPOTENT while China cocks-a-snook. 


Today, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day & Poppy Day is a Federal Holiday.

The NYSE is OPEN.

But not only that, they FEATURED China’s Alibaba, for their despicable ‘Singles Day’
that they CHOSE to be on 11/11 to make fun of the World.

This is NOT right.

I own Alibaba shares. That doesn’t mean I think that this is right.


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Alibaba ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE on Veterans Day 2015. This is DISGUSTING.


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From Forbes. Click for original. China cocks-a-snook at the World as WE mark WW I & WW II.


I see all these people claiming to support our Veterans and honor the War dead.

But everybody sits around doing NOTHING.

We have to do SOMETHING.


November 11 Is First & Foremost ‘Armistice Day’ — Remembrance, Poppy & Veterans Days Ensued.

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World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time

on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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Click to access Wikipedia entry.


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Today, November 8, 2015 IS Remembrance Sunday / Poppy Day In The U.K.

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We start off with Remembrance Saturday — the night before.


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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Confirms That The Poppy Is The Official Memorial Flower Of The VFW.

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Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
‘poppy’ page titled ‘In Flanders Field’
after the poem that started it all.

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U.S. Red Poppy Promotions from prior years.


So why isn’t the Red Poppy MORE popular — let alone ubiquitous as it is in other countries at the start of November — in the U.S.?

I have a theory.

The U.S. did NOT enter World War I until April 6, 1917.

WW I started July 28, 1914.

The Second Battle of Ypres, which is what the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, which gave rise to the ‘Red Poppy’ tradition was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915.

In other words the BASIS for the tradition predates the U.S. involvement though ‘Poppy Day’ itself did not come to be until 1921. Please check ‘Red Poppy’ page, above, for the full illustrated history.

Well that is my theory. I could be wrong.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Red Poppy, In U.S., Should Be Worn On Memorial Day, Not Veterans, i.e., 11/11.

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Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
official Q&A page with these answers.

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This, to be fair, makes sense.

Our Poppy Day/Remembrance Day is to honor and remember the war dead — though by extension we use it also to honor and commemorate all past wars. The U.S. makes a distinction between its two holidays: Memorial Day (in May) & Veterans Day, 11/11. That is made clear in the first Q&A.

My problem. Enough Americans don’t wear Red Poppies either for Memorial Day or Veterans Day.


GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons, An Ex-Marine, Releases Video To Mark 240 Years Of The Marines & 11/11 Veterans Day.

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Click here to access the YouTube video.