Almanac - Thursday 12/19/19
It's Oatmeal Muffin Day!
Today is Thursday, the 19th of December of 2019..
It is the 353rd day of the year
12 days remain until the end of the year.
Winter solstice 2019 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 8:19 PM on Saturday, December 21
75 days until the California primary
Tuesday March 3, 2020
(2 months and 13 days from today)
320 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(10 months and 15 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:21 am
and sunset will be at 4:54 pm.
Today we will have 9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:07 pm.
the first high tide was just now at 5:47 am
and the next high tide at 5:28 pm.
The first low tide will be at 11:47 am
and the final low tide at the Golden Gate rolls in at 11:25 pm.
Moon Direction:151.52° SSE↑
Moon Distance:230143 mi
Next New Moon: Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Next Full Moon: Friday January 10, 2020 at 11:21 am
Next Moonset: Today 12:55 pm
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1984 – The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1920 – David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)
1924 – Cicely Tyson, American actress
1932 – Lola Hendricks, African American civil rights activist (d. 2013)
1941 – Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1944 – Tim Reid, American actor and director
1944 – Steve Tyrell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1987 – Ronan Farrow, American activist, journalist, and lawyer