Alamanc - Tuesday 12/11/18
Today is Tuesday, the 11th of December of 2018 is the 345th day of the year. There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year. 10 days until winter begins
693 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 10 months and 23 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 7:16 am
and the sun sets at 4:51 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:03 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:57 am
and the next high tide will be at 1:10 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:36 am
and the next low tide at 8:04 pm.
The Moon is currently 16.3% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:66.37° ENE↑
Moon Distance:251459 mi
Next Full Moon:Saturday December 22, 2018 at 9:48 am
Next New Moon: Saturday January 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm
Next Moonrise:Today10:38 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy birthday to you! You share this day with…
1922 – Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
1923 – Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)
1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
1938 – McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician
1954 – Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1967 – Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
…and on this day in history…
In 1910, French inventor Georges Claude publicly displayed his first neon lamp, consisting of two 38-foot-long tubes, at the Paris Expo.
In 1936, Britain's King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI.
On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17's lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating a $1.6 billion environmental "superfund" to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
In 1997, more than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's greenhouse gases.
Ten years ago in 2008: Former Nasdaq chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested, accused of running a $50 Billion Ponzi scheme that destroyed thousands of people's life savings and wrecked charities. (Madoff is serving a 150-year federal prison sentence.)
A Year Ago, in 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron awarded millions of dollars in grants to 18 climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere, allowing them to relocate to France for the remainder of Donald Trump's presidential term.
Also, The Pentagon said transgender recruits would be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1; a ban ordered by Trump had suffered a series of legal setbacks.