Almanac - Thursday 1/2/20
It's 55 MPH Speed Limit Day!
Today is Thursday, the 2nd of January of 2020...
It is the second day of the year. 364 days remain until the end of the year
61 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(2 months and 1 day from today)
306 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(10 months and 1 day from today)
The sun rises at 7:25 am
and sunset will be at 5:03 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 38 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:14 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:07 am
and the next high tide at 4:27 pm.
The first low tide will be at 11:19 am
and the next low tide at 10:35 pm.
The Moon is 44.0% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: 345.10° NNW↑
Moon Distance: 251297 mi
Next Moonrise: Today at 12:05 pm
First Quarter Moon is later today at 8:45 pm
Full Moon in 8 days on Wednesday the 10th of January of 2020 at 11:21 am; also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Last Quarter Moon in 15 days on Friday the 17th of January of 2020 at 4:58 am
New Moon in 22 days on Friday the 24th of January of 2020 at 1:42 pm
Today is also…
The ninth of the Twelve Days of Christmas
The second day of New Year
On this day in history…
1942 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) obtains the conviction of 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1928 – Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (d. 2010)
1942 – Dennis Hastert, American educator and politician, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1967 – Tia Carrere, American actress
1968 – Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer