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Almanac - 9/14/17

Today Thursday, the 14th of September of 2017, is the 257th day of the year.

There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year.

418 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

1 year 1 month and 23 days from today

1146 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

3 years 1 month and 20 days from today

The sun will rise at 6:52 am

and the sun will set at 7:18 pm

Today we will have 12 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:56am

and the next low tide will be at 12:59 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:16 am 

and the next high tide at 7:09 pm.

Moon: 36.0%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 102.94° ESE

Moon Altitude: 46.91°

Moon Distance: 229932 mi

Next New Moon: Sep 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Next Moonset: Today at 3:36 pm

Today is…

Eat a Hoagie Day

National Coloring Day

National Cream-Filled Donut Day

National Live Creative Day

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

It's also...

Engineer's Day in Romania

Hindi Divas for Hindi-speakers

Mobilized Servicemen Day in Ukraine

San Jacinto Day in Nicaragua

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this day with..

1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)

1886 – Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)

1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

1949 – Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)

1955 – William Jackson, Scottish harp player and composer

1958 – Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter

1965 – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia

1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

On this day in history…

1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.

1814 – Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

1959 – The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

2000 – Microsoft releases Windows ME.