Almanac - Monday 4/30/18
Today is Monday, the 30th of April of 2018.
It is the 120th day of the year.
There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year.
190 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018.
(6 months and 7 days from today)
and 918 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 6 months and 4 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:14 am
and sunset will be at 8:01 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:09am
and the next high tide will be at 1:16 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:30 am
and the next low tide at 6:21 pm.
The Moon is 99.6% visible
Near Full Moon (Waning Gibbous)
Yesterday, it was a Full Pink Moon
This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
Next Moonset:Today at 6:59 am
Moon Direction: ↑ 231.44° SW
Moon Altitude: 23.07°
Moon Distance: 243019 mi
Last Quarter Moon in 8 days on Monday the 7th of May of 2018 at 7:09 pm
New Moon on in 15 days on a Tuesday the 15th of May of 2018 at 4:48 am
First Quarter Moon in 22 days on a Monday the 21st of May of 2018 at 8:49 pm
and the next Full Moon in 29 days on a Tuesday the 29th of May of 2018 at 7:20 am
Today is also…
Martyr's Day in Pakistan
May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere
Beltane begins at sunset in the Northern hemisphere
Samhain begins at sunset in the Southern hemisphere.
Carodejnice in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Walpurgis Night in Central and Northern Europe
National Persian Gulf Day in Iran
Reunification Day in Vietnam
Russian State Fire Service Day in Russia
Teachers' Day in Paraguay
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American memoirist (d. 1967)
1925 – Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)
1938 – Larry Niven, American author and screenwriter
1943 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1944 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
1945 – Annie Dillard, American novelist, essayist, and poet
1945 – Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)
…And On This Day in History…
1885 – Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
1897 – J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institutionin London.
1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
1973 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.
2008 – Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.