Photo was taken yesterday at Monkstown, Co.Cork (Irl)
A full moon rises over the horizon opposite Monkstown at 4.15pm.
At this stage you will have noticed new changes to the website. There has been such positive feedback. Your own feedback is welcome too. Regular viewers have seen some big changes and new viewers are also pleased with the new layout. The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.
On This Day
On December 8th 1941 the USA and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbour
On December 8th 2021 Olaf Scholz is sworn as the new Chancellor of Germany, replacing Angela Merkel after 16 years
Sinead O’Connr (Singer) is 56
Kim Basinger (Actress) is 69
James Galway (Musician and Composer) is 83
Geoff Hurst (the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final is 81
Raheen Sterling (Chelsea and England striker) is 28
Nicki Minaj (Rap musician and singer) is 40
Saint For Today
Today is the feast day of Mary (Dec 8th) (Immaculate Conception).
Significance Of Today
For many people in the past the feast day of Mary (Dec 8th) marked the official countdown to Christmas in Ireland .
Talking Point Today
In Ireland it is certainly the cold weather and the cold snap we are currently experiencing.
Interesting Quote For Today
“To succeed in your intentions, entrust yourselves to Mary but especially in moments of difficulty and darkness. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone and that nothing is impossible with God.’” – St. John Paul II
Did You Know
Did you know Bananas are curved because of how they grow, towards the sun.