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KALW Almanac: Mon. Jan. 9. 2017

Apricots by flickr user momo (CC BY 2.0)

Today Monday, 9th of January of 2017 is the ninth day of the year.

There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year

The sun rose this morning at 7:25 am 

and the sun will set at 5:10 pm.

Today we will have 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.

The solar noon will be at 12:18 pm.

The next low tide will be at 3:08 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:17 am 

and the next high tide at 10:13 pm.

The Moon is 88.3% illuminated; a Waxing Gibbous moon

Moon Direction: 307.06° NW

Moon Altitude:-16.90°

Moon Distance:225899 mi

Next Full Moon:Jan 12, 20173:33 am

Next New Moon:Jan 27, 20174:07 pm

Next Moonrise:Today2:53 pm

Today is Balloon Ascension Day

International Choreographers Day

National Apricot Day

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

National Static Electricity Day

National Word Nerd Day

Play God Day

It is also…

Martyrs' Day in Panama

National Cassoulet Day in the United States

Non-Resident Indian Day in India

Peace Agreement Day in South Sudan

Republic Day in the Republic of Srpska

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1854 – Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill (d. 1921)

1859 – Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)

1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)

1908 – Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher and author (d. 1986)

1913 – Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)

1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)

1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)

1941 – Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist

1944 – Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1959 – Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician,

1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor and dancet

1982 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

On this day in history…