Almanac - Tuesday 9/3/19
Today is Tuesday, the 3rd of September of 2019...
It is the 246th day of the year.
119 days remain until the end of the year
182 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(5 months and 29 days from today)
427 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 1 month and 31 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 6:42 am
and sunset will be at 7:34 pm.
We will have 12 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.
The first high tide was at 3:07 am
The first low tide will be at 8:49 am
The solar transit will be at 1:08 pm.
The next high tide will be at 3:30 pm,
and the final low tide at 9:44 pm.
The Moon is 22.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 355.34° N↑
Moon Distance: 229632 mi
Next Moonrise: Today 11:35 am
First Quarter Moon in 2 days on Thursday the 5th of September of 2019 at 8:10 pm
Full Moon in 10 days on Friday the 13th of September of 2019 at 9:33 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 18 days on Saturday the 21st of September of 2019 at 7:41 pm
New Moon in 24 days also on a Saturday the 28th of September of 2019 at 11:26 am
Today is also…
China's victory over Japan commemoration related observances:
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to You! You share this special day with…
1915 – Memphis Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1988)
1926 – Irene Papas, Greek actress
1938 – Caryl Churchill, English-Canadian playwright
1940 – Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2015)
1963 – Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic
1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer
…and on this day in history…
In 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.
1802 – William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
1981 – The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women, is instituted by the United Nations
In 1976, America's Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the red planet's surface.
In 1994, China and Russia proclaimed an end to any lingering hostilities, pledging they would no longer target nuclear missiles or use force against each other.
In 1995, the online auction site eBay was founded in San Jose, California, by Pierre Omidyar under the name "AuctionWeb."