Almanac - Thursday 3/5/20
It's Reel Film day...
Today the Thursday March 5, 2020...
It is the 65th day of the year.
301 days remain until the end of the year.
243 days until presidential elections
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(7 months and 29 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:34 am
and the sun sets at 6:09 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 35 minutes of daylight. The solar transit will be at 12:21 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:17 am
and the next low tide at 2:19 pm.
The first high tide will be at 7:12 am
and the next high tide at 9:42 pm.
The Moon is 77.2% visible, A Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 312.97° NW↑
Moon Altitude: -13.29°
Moon Distance: 233352 mi
Next Moonrise: Today at 1:38 pm
We’ll have a Full Moon in 4 days on Monday the 9th of March of 2020 at 9:48 am
Last Quarter Moon in 11 days on a Monday the 16th of March of 2020 at 1:34 am
New Moon in 19 days on Tuesday the 24th of March of 2020 at 1:28 am
First Quarter Moon in 26 days Wednesday the 1st of April of 2020 at 2:21 am
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s History…
Born on this day, March 5, 1885 (d.1959)
Louise Pearce, one of the foremost pathologists of the early 20th century, found a cure for trypanosomiasis in 1919, researched African sleeping sickness, awarded the Order of the Crown of Belgium
Born on this day, March 5, 1931 (d.2019)
Geraldyn (Jerrie) Cobb, record-setting aviator, first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1959 but not allowed to train because of her gender
Also on this day in history…
1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.
1970 – The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1908 – Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)
1929 – J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
1957 – Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)
1966 – Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – M.C. Solaar, Afro-French rapper
1974 – Eva Mendes, American model and actress