Almanac - Tuesday 5/14/19
Today is Tuesday, the 14th of May of 2019. It is the 134th day of the year. 231 days remain until the end of the year. 38 days until summer begins. 539 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 5 months and 20 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:00 am
and sunset will be at 8:13 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:06 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:38 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:31 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:32 am
and the next high tide at 9:29 pm.
The Moon is 76.8% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Next Moonrise: Today at 3:46 pm
Moon Direction:286.29° WNW↑
Moon Distance:229364 mi
Next Full Moon: Saturday May 18, 2019 at 2:11 pm
This coming full moon is a Full Flower Moon.
Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. This has also been called the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.
Last Quarter Moon in 12 days on Sunday the 26th of May of 2019 at 9:33 am
Next New Moon: Monday June 3, 2019 at 3:01 am
First Quarter Moon in 26 days Sunday the 9th of June of 2019 at 10:59 pm
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1905 – Herbert Morrison, American soldier and journalist (d. 1989)
1917 – Norman Luboff, American composer and conductor (d. 1987)
1955 – Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler
1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1983 – Amber Tamblyn, American actress, author, model, director
…and on this day in history…
1878 – The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.