Almanac - Wednesday 9/5/18
Today is Wednesday September 5, 2018. It is the 248th day of the year.
There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year. 17 days until autumn begins.
62 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...
(2 months and 1 day from today)
790 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 1 month and 29 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:44 am
and sunset will be at 7:31 pm.
We will have 12 hours and 47 minutes of daylight today.
The solar transit will be at 1:07 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:15 am
and the next low tide at 2:08 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:33 am
and the next high tide at 8:18 pm.
A steady medium-high pollen count for today at 7.7 and for the next few days, to 7.9 by Sunday
The Moon is 24.0% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 90.76° E
Moon Altitude: 35.63°
Moon Distance: 227385 mi
Next New Moon: Wednesday September 9, 2018 at 11:01 am
Next Full Moon: Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:52 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 4:47 pm
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1902 – Darryl F. Zanuck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1905 – Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1983)
1906 – Sunnyland Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1995)
1936 – Jonathan Kozol, American sociologist, author, and educator
1939 – John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress and singer
1945 – Al Stewart, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946 – Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1991)
1946 – Loudon Wainwright III, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1947 – Buddy Miles, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2008)
1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor and producer
1969 – Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician
…and on this day in history…
1960 – Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
1972 – Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine are murdered the following day.