Almanac - Tuesday 7/24/18
Today is Tuesday, the 24th of July of 2018. It is the 205th day of the year.
There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year.
105 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(3 months and 14 days from today)
833 days until Presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 3 months and 11 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:07 am
and sunset will be at 8:25 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:16 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:22 am early this morning
and the next low tide at 3:56 pm this afternoon
The first high tide will be at 11:27 am later today
and the next high tide at the Golden Gate rolls in tonight at 10:02 pm.
A low-medium pollen count today at 3.1, rising to a medium level of 5.2 by the end of the week
The Moon is currently 90.2% visible, still a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 253.90° WSW
Moon Distance: 250731 mi
Next Full Moon: this Friday July 27, 2018 at 1:20 pm
Next New Moon: Saturday August 11, 2018 at 2:57 am
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:13 pm
July’s Full Moon is called a Full Buck Moon . At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode. This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1935 – Pat Oliphant, Australian cartoonist
1952 – Gus Van Sant, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress, singer, and dancer
…and on this date in history…
1967 – During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"); the statement angered the Canadian government and many Anglophone Canadians.
1974 – Watergate scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1987 – Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Crooks became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.