Almanac - Tuesday 3/27
Today is Tuesday, the 27th of March of 2018.
It is the 86th day of the year.
There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year.
The sun rises at 7:01 am
and sunset will be at 7:30 pm.
We will have 12 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide will be at 2:44 am
and the next low tide at 3:21 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:42 am
and the next high tide at 10:26 pm.
The Moon is 80.7% visible, and even shining on the bay; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 294.78° WNW
Moon Distance: 229490 mi
Next Full Moon: Saturday March 31, 2018 at 5:36 am
Next New Moon: Sunday April 15, 2018 at 6:57 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 3:33 pm
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
March 27, 1897 (d. 1981) – Effa Manley, co-owner and manager with husband Abe of the Negro League baseball team the Brooklyn Eagles (1935-46), supported integration with the NAACP, worked hard to get Negro League players included in the Baseball Hall of Fame
March 27, 1924 (d. 1990) – Sarah Vaughan, world renown jazz singer and pianist known as the “Divine One”
March 27, 1950 – Julia Alvarez, Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist, her first novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) was highly acclaimed for its portrayal of the integration of Latina immigrants into the U.S. mainstream
1883 – Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress and producer (d. 1983)
1909 -- Ben Webster, American jazz musician
1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor
1963 – Xuxa, Brazilian actress, singer, businesswoman and television presenter
1970 – Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1975 – Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
and on this day in history…
1964 – The Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.