Almanac - Thursday 1/9/20
It's Apricots Day!
Today is Thursday, the 9th of January of 2020...
It is the ninth day of the year,
357 days remain until the end of the year
54 days until primaries
Tuesday March 3, 2020
(1 month and 23 days from today)
299 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(9 months and 25 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:25 am
and sunset will be at 5:10 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 12:17 pm.
The first low tide was at 3:32 am
and the next low tide at 4:39 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:39 am
and the next high tide at 11:59 pm.
The Moon is currently 98.1% visible; still a Waxing Gibbous
We will have a Full Moon tomorrow
Friday the 10th of January of 2020 at 11:21 am
also the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.
The January Moon is called the Full Wolf Moon.
Wolves tended to howl more often at this time.
This Moon has also been called the Cold Moon
and the Spirit Moon
Last Quarter Moon in 8 days on a Friday, the 17th of January of 2020 at 4:58 am
New Moon in 15 days also on a Friday the 24th of January of 2020 at 1:42 pm
First Quarter Moon in 23 days on a Saturday the 1st of February of 2020 at 5:42 pm
Moon Direction: 293.08° WNW↑
Moon Altitude: 6.84°
Moon Distance: 234108 mi
Next Moonset: Today6:25 am
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1909 – Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
1944 – Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor