Almanac - Tuesday 3/3/20
It's Peach Blossom Day...
Today is Tuesday, the 3rd of March of 2020
It is the 63nd day of the year.
303 days remain until the end of the year.
245 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(8 months and 1 day from today)
the sun rises at 6:36 am
and the sun sets at 6:07 pm.
We will have 11 hours and 31 minutes of daylight, today.
Solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.
The first high tide will be at 5:04 am
and the next high tide at 8:11 pm.
The only low tide of the day will be at 12:25 pm.
The Moon is 57.2% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 327.94° NNW↑
Moon Altitude: -24.13°
Moon Distance: 241192 mi
Next Moonrise: Today at 11:47 am
Full Moon in 6 days Monday the 9th of March of 2020 at 9:48 am
Last Quarter Moon in 13 days Friday the16th of March of 2020 at 1:34 am
New Moon in 21 days on Tuesday the 24th of March of 2020 at 1:28 am
First Quarter Moon in 28 days Saturday the 1st of April of 2020 at 2:21 am
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s History…
The first major suffragist parade took over Washington, DC, on March 3, 1913, where over 8000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote
1985 - Women Against Pornography awarded its ‘Pig Award’ to Huggies Diapers. The activists claimed that the TV ads for diapers had "crossed the line between eye-catching and porn."
2005 – Margaret Wilson is elected as Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, beginning a period lasting until August 23, 2006 where all the highest political offices (including Elizabeth II as Head of State), were occupied by women, making New Zealand the first country for this to occur.
Also on this day in history…
2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1882 – Charles Ponzi, Italian businessman (d. 1949)
1902 – Ruby Dandridge, African-American film and radio actress (d. 1987)
1920 – James Doohan, Canadian-American actor and soldier (d. 2005)
1920 – Ronald Searle, English-French soldier and illustrator (d. 2011)
1923 – Doc Watson, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2012)
1934 – Jimmy Garrison, American bassist and educator (d. 1976)
1947 – Jennifer Warnes, American singer-songwriter and producer