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Almanac - Monday 9/24/18

Today is The Full Corn Moon. The Setting Moon, taken by flickr user Jim Denham

Today is Monday, the 24th of September of 2018. It's the 267th day of the year. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year. 88 days until winter begins. 43 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018....

(1 month and 13 days from today)

771 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 1 month and 10 days from today)

The sun will rise at 7:00 am 

and sunset will be at 7:02 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 1:01 pm.

the first low tide will be at 5:32am 

and the next low tide at 5:49 pm.

The only high tide of the day will be at 12:12 pm.

A Medium pollen count this week.  Today’s reading at 5.1.

The Moon is 99.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction: ↑ 246.15° WSW

Moon Altitude: 18.16°

Moon Distance: 246364 mi

Next Full Moon: Today at 7:52 pm

Full Corn Moon

This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox, which can occur in September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing of all the harvest chores.

Next New Moon: Oct 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Next Moonset: Today at 6:26 am

Today is…

Family Day

Festival of Latest Novelties

Gallbladder Good Health Day

Kiss Day

National Bluebird of Happiness Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving

The Start of Sukkot

Today is also…

Armed Forces Day in Peru

Constitution Day in Cambodia

Heritage Day in South Africa

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973.

Mahidol Day in Thailand

New Caledonia Day in New Caledonia

as on this day in 1853, Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.

Republic Day in Trinidad and Tobago

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this day with…

1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)

1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)

1902 – Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)

1911 – Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)

1923 – Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)

1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)

1939 – Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)

1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)

1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author

1946 – Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer

1948 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)

1957 – Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor

1998 – Nikolas Cruz, American criminal suspect in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

…and on this day in history…

1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.

1957 – President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.

1993 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.

2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.