Almanac - Wednesday 6/3/20
It's the birthday of Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator...
Today is Wednesday, the 3rd of June of 2020.
It is the 155th day of the year.
211 days remain until the end of the year.
153 days until Election Day
(Tuesday November 3, 2020)
(4 months and 31 days from today)
The sun rises at 5:48 am
and the sun will set at 8:29 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:08 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:15 am
and the next low tide will be at 3:49 pm.
The first high tide will be at 10:56 am
and the next high tide at 10:22 pm.
The Moon is 92.6% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 257.15° WSW↑
Moon Distance: 226451 mi
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:20 pm
The next Full Moon, and the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be in 2 days on Friday the 5th of June of 2020 at 12:12 pm
The June Moon is called the Strawberry Moon.
In Colonial America, this was a time to gather ripening strawberries.
It’s also called the Rose Moon, the Hot Moon, the Hoeing Moon, and The Honey Moon
Last Quarter Moon in 10 days on a Friday the 12th of June of 2020 at 11:24 pm
New Moon and the Annular Solar Eclipse in 18 days on a Saturday the 20th of June of 2020 at 11:41 pm
First Quarter Moon in 24 days on a Sunday the 28th of June of 2020 at 1:16 am
Today is also…
Mabo Day in Australia
1839 – In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kilograms of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.
On this day in history…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1904 – Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (d. 1984)
1906 – Josephine Baker, French actress, singer, and dancer; French Resistance operative (d. 1975)
1924 – Jimmy Rogers, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)
1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)
1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress
1954 – Susan Landau, American mathematician and engineer