Almanac - Wednesday 1/31/18
Today, Wednesday, the 31th of January of 2018 is the 31st day of the year
There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year
279 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 06 2018
(9 months and 6 days from today)
1007 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 9 months and 3 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:14 am
and sun sets at 5:34 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 20 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide will be at 4:31 am
and the next low tide at 5:24 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 10:43 am.
The Moon is 100.0% full at 5:27 am. That’s what I would call a Full Moon
It’s a Super Moon, closer to the earth than usual
It’s a Red Moon, being shadowed by the earth right now
and it’s a Blue Moon, the second full moon in one calendar month.
Last Quarter Moon in 7 days on Wednesday 7th of February of 2018 at 7:54 am
New Moon and a Partial Solar Eclipse in 15 days on Thursday the 15th of February of 2018 at 1:05 pm
First Quarter Moon in 22 days on Friday the 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am
Moon Direction:↑ 271.04° W
Moon Distance:223788 mi
Next Moonset:Today7:20 am
Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, with be Tuesday February 13
Lunar New Year will begin on Friday February the 16th. It will be the year of the dog.
Independence Day in Nauru, celebrating independence from Australia in 1968.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
1915 – Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)
1915 – Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)
1915 – Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)
1921 – Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer
1921 – Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (d. 1959)
1937 – Philip Glass, American composer
1949 – Ken Wilber, American sociologist, philosopher, and author
1965 – Peter Sagal, American author and radio host
1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
…and on this day in history…
1968 – Nauru gains independence from Australia.