Today is Tuesday November the 6th, 2018. It is the 310th day of the year.
There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year. 45 days until winter begins
0 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...
and 728 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 11 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 6:41 am
and the sun sets at 5:05 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:53 am.
The first low tide was at 3:36 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:26 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:09 am
and the next high tide at 11:05 pm.
A low to medium pollen count today and the rest of the week in the 3s and 4s
The Moon is 1.6% visible, a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction: 90.82° E↑
Moon Altitude: -10.82°
Moon Distance: 235536 mi
Next New Moon: Tomorrow Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 8:01 am
Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 5:28 am
Marooned Without a Compass Day
National Nachos Day
National Saxophone Day
Today is also…
Arbor Day from Republic of Congo
Constitution Day from Dominican Republic
Constitution Day from Tajikistan
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day, a flag day
Green March in Morocco
Gustavus Adolphus Day, death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and official flag day
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Malaria Day in the Americas
Obama Day in Kenya
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
AD 15 – Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress (or possibly AD 16) (d. 59)
1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)
1854 – John Philip Sousa, American commander, composer, and conductor (d. 1932)
1892 – Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Yorker (d. 1951)
1916 – Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)
1926 – Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)
1930 – Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)
1931 – Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1939 – Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)
1941 – Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)
1941 – Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)
1945 – Lani Hall, American singer, lyricist, author, and producer
1946 – Sally Field, American actress
1948 – Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and activist
1949 – Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpet player, pianist, and composer
1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist and author
1968 – Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
1988 – Emma Stone, American actress
…and on this day in history…
1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacabecomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.
1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States.
1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
1947 – Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.
1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands.
2012 – Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States; Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.