Almanac - Friday 8/28/20
Today is National Read Comics In Public Day...
Today is Friday, the 28th of August of 2020...
It is the 241st day of the year...
125 days remain until the end of the year.
67 days until Election Day
Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 months and 6 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:36 am
and sunset will be at 7:43 pm.
Solar Noon will be at 1:11 pm this afternoon
The first low tide was at 2:48 am at minus zero point one foot
and the next low tide will be at 2:41 pm at 2.95 feet
The first high tide will be at 10:05 am at 4.95 feet
and the next high tide at 8:47 pm at 6.46 feet
The Moon is 78.3% visible; a Waxing Gibbous
Next Full Moon:
Sep 1, 2020, 10:22 pm
Next New Moon:
Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am
Today, 5:14 pm
Full Moon in 5 days on Tuesday the 1st of September of 2020 at 10:22 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 13 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am
New Moon in 20 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am
First Quarter Moon in 26 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
1968 – Police and protesters clash during 1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
1916 – Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
1921 – Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
1965 – Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress