Almanac - Monday 12/3/18
Today is Monday, the 3rd of December of 2018. It is the 337th day of the year.There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. 18 days until winter begins, and it's 701 days until the next presidential election on Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 10 months and 31 days from today)
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:09 am
and sunset will be at 4:51 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:00 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:37 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:50 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:23 am
and the next high tide at 9:17 pm.
Moon Direction: 111.79° ESE↑
Moon Altitude: 16.93°
Moon Distance: 237178 mi
Next New Moon: this Wednesday December 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm.
Next Full Moon: Saturday December 22, 2018 at 9:48 am
Next Moonset: Today at 3:00 pm
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1948 – Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter
…and on this day in history…
1901 – In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits".
1964 – Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property.
1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
1989 – Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end.
1997 – In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.