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Happy August Everyone! Did you know? August was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, and March was the first month of the year. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of Augustus’ great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.
Fun Facts About August. Those born in August’s birthstone is the Peridot, an olive colored gemstone that’s shade depends on the amount of iron in the gem. The flower for all the August birthdays is the Poppy. Today is National Milkshake Day, who doesn’t love a milkshake?
For those who follow astrology the month of August is shared by two zodiacs. Leo has the birthdays up until the 22nd, and Virgo has all the birthdays after the 23rd. Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids, The Alpha Capricornids, The Perseids, and the Southern Delta Aquariids. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.
In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.
Today, August 1st, 2018 is Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day (EDD). Earth Overshoot Day is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. When viewed through an economic perspective, EOD represents the day in which humanity enters an ecological deficit spending. In ecology the term Earth Overshoot Day illustrates the level by which human population overshoots its environment.
We Hope Everyone Has A Terrific August! And That You Learned Something New Today!