Almanac - Wednesday 5/23/18
Today is Wednesday, the 23rd of May of 2018.
It is the 143rd day of the year.
There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year.
167 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(5 months and 14 days from today)
895 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 5 months and 11 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:53 am
and sunset will be at 8:21 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 28 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:31 am
and the next low tide will be at 1:22 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:09 am
and the next high tide at 8:30 pm.
The Moon is 65.0% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:↑ 306.12° NW
Moon Distance: 234965 mi
Next Full Moon: May 29, 2018 at 7:19 am
Next New Moon: Jun 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 2:34 pm
Pollen count is 6.2 today.
Expect a medium level of allergens and a low-medium count this weekend.
1844 – Declaration of the Báb the evening before the 23rd: A merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith; Bahá'ís celebrate the day as a holy day.
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day
World Crohn's and Colitis Day
Constitution Day in Germany
Labour Day in Jamaica
Students' Day in Mexico
World Turtle Day
if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
1910 – Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)
1910 – Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 2004)
1926 – Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-born South African activist and politician (d. 1995)
1958 – Drew Carey, American actor, game show host, and entrepreneur
…and on this day in history…