Almanac - Wednesday 2/5/20
Happy Birthday Hank Aaron!
Today is Wednesday, the 5th of February of 2020...
It is the 36th day of the year.
330 days remain until the end of the year.
27 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
272 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 29 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:10 am
and sunset will be at 5:39 pm.
Today we will have 10 hours and 29 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:34 am
and the next low tide will be at 2:53 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:42 am
and the next high tide at 10:15 pm.
The Moon is 82.4% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:303.74° WNW↑
Moon Distance:236710 mi
Next Full Moon: Saturday February 8, 2020 at 11:33 pm
February’s moon is called the full Snow Moon.
The heaviest snows often fall in February. This Moon has also been called the Hunger Moon.
Next New Moon: Feb 23, 2020 7:32 am
Next Moonrise: Today 1:59 pm
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
On February 5, 1884, Willis Johnson patented a device made up of a handle attached to a series of spring-like whisk wires used to help mix ingredients. Prior to his eggbeater, all mixing of ingredients was done by hand.and was quite labor-intensive and time-consuming.
– In 1900 on this day, U.S. Rep Jefferson Long of Georgia died.
– In 1934 on this day, Henry Louis Hank Aaron was born.
– In 1950 on this day, singer Natalie Cole was born.
– In 1962 on this day, a suit seeking to bar Englewood, N.J., from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools was filed in U.S. District Court.
– In 1990 on this day, Barack Obama became the first black man named president of the Harvard Law Review.
On this day in history…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1928 – Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
1944 – Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
1948 – Christopher Guest, American actor and director