Today Tuesday, 5th of December of 2017, is the 339th day of the year.
There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year.
16 days until winter begins
336 days until mid-term elections...
1064 days until presidential elections
The sun will rise at 7:11 am
and the sun will set at 4:51 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 40 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 12:01 pm.
The first high tide will be at 1:06 am
and the next high tide at 11:55 am.
The first low tide will be at 5:45 am
and the next low tide at 6:41 pm.
The Moon is currrently 94.5% illuminated; a Waning Gibbous moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 261.38° W
Moon Altitude :43.48°
Moon Distance: 222967 mi
Next New Moon: Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Next Full Moon: Monday January 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 9:10 am
Children's Day in Suriname
Day of the Ninja
Day of Military Honour - Battle of Moscow celebrated in Russia
Discovery Day in Haiti and Dominican Republic
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Klozum in Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands
National Sachertorte Day
Saint Nicholas' Eve in Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Poland and the UK
Krampusnacht in Austria
The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Birthday in Thailand)
Repeal Day in United States
World Soil Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1782 – Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (d. 1862)
1839 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)
1879 – Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and businessman, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (d. 1954)
1890 – Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1901 – Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1966)
1901 – Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1980)
1902 – Strom Thurmond, American educator, general, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (d. 2003)
1905 – Otto Preminger, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1986)
1907 – Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1971)
1911 – Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (d. 2000)
1912 – Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1965)
1925 – Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua (d. 1980)
1932 – Little Richard, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
1934 – Joan Didion, American novelist and screenwriter
1935 – Calvin Trillin, American novelist, humorist, and journalist
1936 – James Lee Burke, American journalist, author, and academic
1938 – J. J. Cale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1947 – Jim Messina, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947 – Jim Plunkett, American football player and radio host
1960 – Osvaldo Golijov, Argentinian-American composer and educator
1961 – Laura Flanders, British journalist
1963 – Doctor Dré, American television and radio host
1968 – Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter
1980 – Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-French trumpet player and composer
1986 – Justin Smoak, American baseball player
…and on this day in history…
1831 – Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message to the United States Congress, U.S. President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.
1933 – The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
1952 – Great Smog: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
1955 – The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL–CIO.
1983 – Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
2004 – The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there