Almanac - Wednesday 9/11/19
It's Wednesday, September 11, 2019. ..
It is the 254th day of the year. 111 days remain until the end of the year.
419 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 1 month and 23 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:49 am
and sunset will be at 7:22 pm.
Tomorrow we will have 12 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.
The first low tide will be at 4:38 am
and the next low tide at 4:43 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:36 am
and the next high tide at 10:40 pm.
The Moon is 93.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:250.24° WSW↑
Moon Distance:251570 mi
Next Full Moon: Friday September 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm
It is called The Full Corn Moon.
This full Moon corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It has also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley. It’s also called the “Harvest Moon”. The Harvest Moon is an astronomical name and refers to the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It can occur in either September or October. Near the autumnal equinox, the Moon rises only about 30 minutes later each night, instead of about 50 minutes, providing a few evenings of extra light after sunset for farmers to continue harvesting. At this time of year, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering. Next New Moon: Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11:26 am
Next Moonrise: Today 6:35 pm
Today is also…
Battle of Tendra Day (Russia)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1862 – O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)
1885 – D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)
1917 – Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)
1943 – Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist
1945 – Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
1964 – Victor Wooten, American musician
1967 – Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host
1977 – Ludacris, American rapper and producer
…and on this day in history…
9 – Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends, where the Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine being established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.
1826 – Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.
In 1936, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator.
In 1967, the comedy-variety program "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered on CBS.
1973 – A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.
In 1998, Congress released Kenneth Starr's voluminous report that offered graphic details of President Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice; the president's attorneys quickly issued a point-by-point rebuttal.
2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In 2012, a mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery nightlong attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.