Almanac - Thursday 2/6/20
Happy Birthday, Bob Marley!
Today is Thursday, the 6th of February of 2020
It is the 37th day of the year.
329 days remain until the end of the year.
26 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
271 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 28 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:09 am
and the sun sets at 5:40 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 31 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide was at 2:28 am
and the next low tide at 3:35 pm.
The first high tide will be at 8:32 am
and the final high tide at the Golden Gate will be at 10:54 pm.
The Moon is currently 89.9%; a Waxing Gibbous
We’ll have a Full Moon in 2 days on Saturday, the 8th of February of 2020 at 11:33 pm
The February Moon is called the Full Snow Moon. The heaviest snows often fall in February. This Moon has also been called the Hunger Moon.
Moon Direction: 297.40° WNW↑
Moon Altitude: 2.26°
Moon Distance: 232953 mi
Next Moonset: Today at 5:06 am
Last Quarter Moon in 9 days on a Saturday, the 15th of February of 2020 at 2:17 pm
New Moon in 17 days on a Sunday, the 23rd of February of 2020 at 7:32 am
First Quarter Moon of March in 24 days on a Monday the 2nd of March of 2020 at 11:57 am
National Sweater Day in Canada
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
On February 6: Feb. 6, 1820 - "Mayflower of Liberia" sailed from New York City with eighty six Blacks.
-In 1867 on this day, the Peabody Fund for Black Education in the South was created.
Feb. 6, 1867 - Robert Tanner Jackson becomes first African American to receive a degree in dentistry.
-In 1898 on this day, Melvin B. Tolson (author, educator, poet) was born.
-In 1945 on this day, music great Bob Marley was born.
-In 1993 on this day, tennis great Arthur Ashe died.
On this day in history
1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)
1922 – Haskell Wexler, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2015)
1931 – Mamie Van Doren, American actress and model
1932 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor, director, producer, activist and public speaker
1946 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1955 – Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic
1962 – Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer