Almanac - Friday 12/29/17
Today is Friday, the 29th of December of 2017. It’s the 363rd day of the year
There are two days remaining until the end of the year
312 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(10 months and 8 days from today)
1040 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 10 months and 5 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:25 am
and sunset will be at 5:01 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 36 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:13 pm.
the first low tide was at 1:05 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:29 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:43 am
and the next high tide at 9:21 pm.
The Moon is 82.1% illuminated; a Waxing Gibbous moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 300.13° WNW
Moon Altitude: -17.03°
Moon Distance: 227954 mi
Next Moonrise:Today2:23 pm
1st of January of 2018 at 6:24 pm
in 4 days
Last Quarter Moon
8th of January of 2018 at 2:25 pm
in 10 days
16th of January of 2018 at 6:17 pm
in 19 days
First Quarter Moon
24th of January of 2018 at 2:20 pm
in 26 days
On January 1st , we will have the Full Wolf Moon
This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
The fifth day of Christmas (Five Golden Rings!)
The fourth day of Kwanzaa (United States)
Today’s principle is Ujamaa , Co-operative Economics
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1800 – Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
1914 – Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
1922 – William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
1923 – Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
1923 – Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
1938 – Jon Voight, American actor and producer
1943 – Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
1943 – Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
1947 – Ted Danson, American actor and producer
1953 – Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
1959 – Patricia Clarkson, American actress
1959 – Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
1959 – Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
1961 – Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963 – Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
1988 – Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
And on this day in history…
875 – Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.
1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, the United States annexes the Republic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
1916 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).