Almanac - Thursday 10/17/19
It's Thursday, October 17, 2019...
It is the 290th day of the year.
75 days remain until the end of the year.
19 days until SF city elections
Tuesday November 5, 2019
138 days until The California Primary
Tuesday March 3, 2020
(4 months and 15 days from today)
and 383 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year and 17 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:21 am
and sunset will be at 6:28 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:54 pm.
The first high tide will be at 2:48 am
and the next high tide at 1:53 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:38 am
and the next low tide at 8:29 pm.
The Moon is currently 87.7% visible; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: 224.01° SW↑
Moon Altitude: 64.37°
Moon Distance: 243627 mi
Next Moonset: Today 10:54 am
The Last Quarter Moon will be in 4 days on Monday the 21st of October of 2019 at 5:39 am
We’ll have a New Moon in 10 days Sunday the 27th of October of 2019 at 8:38 pm
The First Quarter Moon of the month comes in 18 days on Monday the 4th of November of 2019 at 3:23 am
And we have a Full Moon rising in 25 days on Tuesday the 12th of November of 2019 at 6:34 am
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1930 – Jimmy Breslin, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
1933 – The Singing Nun, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and nun (d. 1985)
1947 – Actor Michael McKean
1948 – Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress (d. 2018)
1951 – Shari Ulrich, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist
1958 – Country singer Alan Jackson.
1962 – Animator Mike Judge.
1968 – Ziggy Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor
1969 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper, producer, and actor
1983 – Felicity Jones, English actress
…and on this day in history…
In 1907, Guglielmo (Goo-lee-AH'-moh) Marconi began offering limited commercial wireless telegraph service between Nova Scotia and Ireland.
In 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.)
In 1939, Frank Capra's comedy-drama "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," starring James Stewart as an idealistic junior U.S. senator, had its premiere in the nation's capital.
1979 – The Department of Education Organization Act creates the US Department of Education.
In 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage.