Almanac - Wednesday 2/21/18
Today is Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
It is the 52nd day of the year.
There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year
258 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 16 days from today)
986 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 8 months and 13 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:51 am
and sunset will be at 5:57 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 6 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:24 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:00 am
and the next high tide will be at 3:39 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:11 am
and the next low tide at 8:59 pm.
The Moon is 31.1%; A Waxing Crescent moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 2.48° N
Moon Distance: 235907 mi
Next Moonrise: Today 10:18 am
First Quarter Moon in 2 days on the 23th of February of 2018 at 12:09 am
Full Moon on the 1st of March of 2018 at 4:51 pm
Last Quarter Moon on the 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
New Moon on the 17th of March of 2018 at 5:12 am
Today is also….
On this day in African-American History…
1933: Born this day, Nina Simone, a singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. She passed away on April 21, 2003
1936: Barbara Jordan, the first African American woman to win a seat in the Texas Senate, was born on this day.
1965: Leader, prominent figure and charismatic spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, was fatally shot on this day as he delivered a speech in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom
1969: Award winning Actress Aunjanue Ellis was born on this day in San Francisco, CA and raised on her grandmother's farm in Mississippi.
1979: Actor & Comedian Jordan Peele was born this day.
1990: Chuck Berry was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame Award for his song 'Roll Over Beethoven' on this day.
1992: Eva Jessye, the first African American woman to receive international distinction as a professional choral conductor passed away on this day. She was 97 years old.