Almanac - Wednesday 7/29/20
Today is Lipstick Day...
It's Wednesday, the 29th of July of 2020...
It is the 210th day of the year.
155 days remain until the end of the year.
97 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(3 months and 5 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 6:10 am
and the sun sets at 8:20 pm.
We have 14 hours and 10 minutes of daylight today
The first low tide was at 2:04 am at minus .33 feet
and the next low tide will be at 1:30 pm at 2.46 feet
The first high tide will be at 8:58 am at 4.27 feet
and the final high tide at 8:09 pm at 6.69 feet
The Moon is currently 71.8% visible: a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: 274.39° W↑
Moon Distance: 232,267 mi
Next Moonrise: Today 4:15 pm
We’ll have a Full Moon in 5 days on Monday the 3rd of August of 2020 at 8:59 am
Last Quarter Moon in 13 days on a Tuesday the 11th of August of 2020 at 9:45 am
New Moon in 13 days on Tuesday the 18th of August of 2020 at 7:41 pm in 21 days
First Quarter Moon in 27 days on Tuesday the 25th of August of 2020 at 10:58 am
Today is also…
On this day in history….
1818 – French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits his prizewinning "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", precisely accounting for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishing the oldest objection to the wave theory of light.
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9 and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
And if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1909 – Chester Himes, American-Spanish author (d. 1984)
1916 – Charlie Christian, American guitarist (d. 1942)
1925 – Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer