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Almanac - Wednesday 8/26/20

It's National Dog Day...

Today is Wednesday, the 26th of August of 2020...

It is the 239th day of the year

127 days remain until the end of the year.

27 days until autumn begins

69 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 months and 9 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:34 am 

and the sun sets at 7:46 pm.

We will have 13 hours and 12 minutes of daylight

Solar Mid-Day will be at 1:11 pm this afternoon.

The first low tide was at 12:31 am at zero point 43 feet

The first high tide will be at 7:37 am at 4.43 feet

and the next low tide at 12:16 pm at 2.72 feet

and the final high tide at 6:44 pm at 6.4 feet

The Moon is 58.8% visible

A Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:

293.33° WNW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

233,597 mi

Next Moonrise:

Today, 3:15 pm

Full Moon in 6 days on Tuesday the1st of September of 2020 at 10:22 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 15 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

New Moon in 22 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 28 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Today is…

Congressional Startup Day

Make Your Own Luck Day

Musical Yoga Day

National Cherry Popsicle Day

National Dog Day

National Toilet Paper Day

National WebMistress Day

Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday

Women's Equality Day

Today is also…

Heroes' Day in Namibia

Repentance Day in Papua New Guinea

On this day in history…

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1791 – John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.

1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

1970 – The fiftieth anniversary of American women being able to vote is marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.

1977 – The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec

…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You share this special day with…

1880 – Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)

1898 – Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)

1910 – Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1914 – Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and translator (d. 1984)

1935 – Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

1946 – Valerie Simpson, American singer-songwriter

1949 – Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2019)

1960 – Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

1970 – Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1980 – Macaulay Culkin, American actor