Almanac - Monday 8/26/19
It's Monday, August 26, 2019....
It is the 238th day of the year.
127 days remain until the end of the year.
190 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(6 months and 6 days from today)
435 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 2 months and 8 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:35 am
and sunset will be at 7:46 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 11 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:10 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:45 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:29 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:07 am
and the next high tide at 8:37 pm.
Today is a Spare The Air Alert day in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Moon is 21.1% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Direction:80.64° E↑
Moon Distance:231109 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 5:11 pm
Today is also…
Heroes' Day in Namibia
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1949 – Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2019)
Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 82.
Actress Tuesday Weld is 76.
Actor G.W. Bailey is 75.
Actor Paul Reubens is 67.
Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 63.
…and on this day in history…
1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville, Pa.
In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes.
In 1949, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson (RAH'-buh-suhn) from taking place near Peekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.)
On August 27, 2008, Barack Obama was nominated for president by the Democratic National Convention in Denver.