Almanac - Thursday 12/13/18
Today is Thursday, the 13th of December of 2018. It is the 347th day of the year.
There are 18 days remaining until the end of the year. 8 days until Winter Solstice
691 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 10 months and 21 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:17 am
and the sun sets at 4:52 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:04 pm.
The first high tide will be at 4:24 am
and the next high tide at 2:47 pm.
The first low tide will be at 9:41 am
and the next low tide at 9:34 pm.
The Moon is 31.9% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:351.22° N↑
Moon Distance: 251392 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: Today at 11:48 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1903 – Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1993)
1911 – Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)
1948 – Ted Nugent, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1953 – Ben Bernanke, American economist and academic
1954 – Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1989 – Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
…and on this day in history…
1971 – Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) filled a law suit against Henry Wade, Dallas county attorney, in the Roe v. Wade case.
In 1978, the Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which went into circulation the following July.
In 1997, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Los Angeles for the 1 billion-dollar Getty Center, one of the largest arts centers in the United States.