Today is Thursday, the 17th of May, 2018. It is the 137th day of the year.
There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year.
35 days until summer begins...
173 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(5 months and 20 days from today)
901 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 5 months and 17 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:57 am
and sunset will be at 8:16 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.
Solar transit will be at 1:06 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:50am
and the next high tide will be at 2:51 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:33 am
and the next low tide at 7:26 pm.
Pollen count is medium today at 5.9 and 5.7 tomorrow.
Then up to a medium-high count of 7.3 over the weekend
The Moon is 5.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 27.65° NNE
Moon Altitude: -28.40°
Moon Distance: 226104 mi
Next Full Moon: May 29, 2018 7:19 am
Next New Moon: Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 8:06 am
Brown Bag It Thursday
National Apéritif Day
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Mushroom Hunting Day
National Notebook Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
World Hypertension Day
World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Birthday of the Raja (Perlis)
Children's Day (Norway)
Constitution Day (Nauru)
Norwegian Constitution Day
Feast of ‘Aẓamat (Bahá'í Faith)
Galician Literature Day or Día das Letras Galegas (Galicia)
National Day Against Homophobia (Canada)
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia aka IDAHO
Liberation Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Navy Day (Argentina)
World Hypertension Day
World Information Society Day (International)
If today is your birthday, happy Birthday To You! You share this day with….
1866 – Erik Satie, French pianist and composer (d. 1925)
1912 – Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (d. 2004)
1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)
1937 – Hazel R. O'Leary, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Secretary of Energy
1939 – Gary Paulsen, American author
1942 – Taj Mahal, American blues singer-songwriter and musician
1944 – Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
1946 – Udo Lindenberg, German singer-songwriter and drummer
1948 – Dick Gaughan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
1961 – Enya, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
…and on this day in history…
1536 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage is annulled.
1865 – The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.
1939 – The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
1973 – Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
1974 – Police in Los Angeles raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.
1990 – The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
1997 – Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.