Almanac - Thursday 7/4/19
Today is Thursday, the 4th of July of 2019...It is the 185th day of the year, 180 days remain until the end of the year, 81 days until autumn begins, 488 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020...
(1 year 3 months and 30 days from today)
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date
The sun rises at 5:53 am
and the sun sets at 8:35 pm.
We will have 14 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
The first high tide will be at 12:30 am
The first low tide will be at 7:22 am
Solar noon will be at 1:14 pm.
the next high tide at 2:44 pm.
and the final low tide at 7:15 pm.
The Moon is 4.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction:29.09° NNE↑
Moon Distance:226230 mi
Next Moonrise:Today7:54 am
First Quarter Moon in 5 days Tuesday the 9th of July of 2019 at 3:55 am
Full Moon in 12 days on Tuesday the 16th of July of 2019 at 2:38 pm
and a Partial Lunar Eclipse
Last Quarter Moon in 20 days on Wednesday the 24th of July of 2019 at 6:18 pm
New Moon in 27 days Wednesday the 31st of July of 2019 at 8:12 pm
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this special day with
1902 – George Murphy, American actor and politician (d. 1992)
1911 – Mitch Miller, American singer and producer (d. 2010)
1920 – Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (d. 2007)
1927 – Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1930 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
1937 – Queen Sonja of Norway
1938 – Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and producer
1941 – Brian Willson, American soldier, lawyer, and activist
1942 – Peter Rowan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 – Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author
1946 – Michael Milken, American businessman and philanthropist
…and on this day in history…
1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.