Almanac - Monday 7/9/18
Today Monday, 9th of July of 2018 is the 190th day of the year.
There are 175 days remaining until the end of the year.
120 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 28 days from today)
and it’s 848 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 25 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:56 am
and sunset will be at 8:34 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:06 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:30 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:57 am
and the next high tide at 9:01 pm.
A mostly low-medium pollen count this week, mostly in the Threes. Wednesday peaks in the medium range at 4.9.
The Moon is currently 18.1% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 93.49° E
Moon Altitude: 28.18°
Moon Distance: 229900 mi
Next New Moon: Thursday July7 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 5:02 pm
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1916 – Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
1935 – Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)
1942 – Richard Roundtree, American actor
1947 – Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)
1947 – O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor
1976 – Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer
On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.
In 1937, a fire at 20th Century Fox's film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, destroyed most of the studio's silent films.
In 1962, pop artist Andy Warhol's exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell's soup cans opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
In 1995, Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago's Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).
Ten years ago, in 2008,
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked into the Senate to cast a dramatic vote in favor of long-stalled Medicare legislation.