Almanac - Thursday 8/13/20
Today is Thursday, the 13th of August of 2020...
August 13 is the 226th day of the year
140 days remain until the end of the year.
82 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 03 2020
(2 months and 21 days from today)
the sun rises at 6:23 am
and sunset will be at 8:03 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 43 minutes of daylight today.
The first low tide was at 2:02 am at 1.02 feet
The first high tide will be at 9:27 am at 4.07 feet
and the next low tide will be at 1:34 pm at 3.12 feet
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:39 pm at 5.84 feet
The Moon is 33.1% visible; a Waning Crescent
Today, 3:53 pm
New Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the18th of August of 2020 at 7:41 pm
First Quarter Moon in 12 days on Tuesday the 25th of August of 2020 at 10:58 am
Full Moon in 20 days on Tuesday the 1st of September of 2020 at 10:22 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 27 days on a Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am
Today is also…
1961 – Cold War: East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started.
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
1921 – Jimmy McCracklin, American blues/R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d 2012)
1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)
1982 – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant and press secretary