Almanac - Tuesday 11/20/18
Today is Tuesday, the 20th day of November, 2018. It is the 324th day of the year. There are 41 days remaining until the end of the year. 31 days until the Winter Solstice, and 714 days until Presidential Elections...
The sun rises at 6:56 am
and sunset will be at 4:55 pm.
Today, we will have 9 hours and 59 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 11:55 am.
The first low tide will be at 2:31 am
and the next low tide at 3:29 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:04 am
and the next high tide at 10:01 pm.
The Moon is 91.4% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 288.37° WNW↑
Moon Altitude: -15.92°
Moon Distance: 239314 mi
Next Full Moon: Thursday November 22, 2018 at 9:39 pm
It will be the Full Beaver Moon.
For both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This full Moon was also called the Frost Moon.
Next New Moon: Thursday December 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm
Next Moonrise: Today at 3:48 pm
Today is also…
Revolution Day in Mexico
Royal Thai Navy Day in Thailand
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To you! You Share This day with…
1908 – Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist and author (d. 2004)
1913 – Charles Berlitz, American linguist (d. 2003)
1915 – Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (d. 1989)
1936 – Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright
1939 – Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian
1942 – Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer
…And On This Day in History…
1695 – Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho - an event nowadays commemorated in Black Awareness Day.
1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)
1910 – Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.