Almanac - Friday 2/7/20
Today is Friday, the 7th of February of 2020.
It is the 38th day of the year.
328 days remain until the end of the year.
25 days until primaries
Tuesday March 3, 2020
270 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 27 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:08 am
and sunset will be at 5:41 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24 pm.
The first low tide will be at 3:16 am
and the next low tide at 4:17 pm.
The first high tide will be at 9:21 am
and the next high tide at 11:31 pm.
The Moon is 95.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction:287.00° WNW↑
Moon Altitude: 14.60°
Moon Distance: 229587 mi
Next Full Moon: tomorrow Saturday February 8, 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.
Next New Moon: Sunday February 23, 2020 at 7:32 am
Next Moonset: Today at 6:03 am
Today is also…
On this day in Black History…
Feb 7, 1925 – Oscar Adams Jr. (1925–1997) was born on February 7, 1925, in Birmingham, Alabama, Oscar William Adams, Jr. was the first African American Supreme Court Justice appointed in the state of Alabama.
When he later stood for election to a full term, the first African American elected to a statewide constitutional office. He also litigated many civil rights cases in his career as a lawyer and was part of the first African American law firm established in the state.
Feb. 7, 1926 – Carter G. Woodson Launches Negro History Week
Feb 7, 1872 – Alcorn A&M College opened
Feb 7, 1946 – A Filibuster in U.S. Senate killed FEPC bill
The Fair Employment Practice Committee was created in 1941 in the United States to implement Executive Order 8802 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work."
Feb 7, 1974 – Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain
Feb 7, 1945 – Irwin Molison is appointed judge of the US Customs Court.
Feb 7, 1961 – Congressman Allen West was born on February 7, 1961 in Atlanta. In 2010, retired lieutenant colonel Allen West became the first black Republican to represent Florida in Congress since Rep. Josiah T. Walls, who served during Reconstruction.
2013 – The U.S. state of Mississippi officially certifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was formally ratified by Mississippi in 1995.
Also on this day in history…
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1926 – Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (“The Lockhorns”)(d. 1988)
1934 – King Curtis, American saxophonist and producer (d. 1971)