Almanac - Friday 8/23/19
It's Friday, August 23, 2019...
It is the 235th day of the year.
130 days remain until the end of the year.
193 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(6 months and 9 days from today)
438 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 2 months and 11 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:33 am
and sunset will be at 7:51 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:12 pm.
The first high tide will be at 6:17am
and the next high tide at 5:45 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 11:04 am.
The Moon is currently 51.5% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 119.30° ESE↑
Moon Altitude: 54.19°
Moon Distance: 242265 mi
Next New Moon: Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:37 am
Next Full Moon: Friday September 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm
Next Moonset: Today 2:06 pm
Today is also…
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism or Black Ribbon Day (European Union and other countries), and related observances:
as it was on this day in 1939, leading up to World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1900 – Malvina Reynolds, American singer-songwriter and activist (d. 1978)
1947 – Linda Thompson, English folk-rock singer-songwriter
1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1970 – River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
…and on this day in history…
1973 – A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome".
1990 – West and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3.