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Almanac - Monday 8/31/20

It's Trail Mix Day...

Today is Monday, the 31st of August of 2020...

It is the 244th day of the year

122 days remain until the end of the year.

22 days until autumn begins

64 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 months and 3 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:39 am 

and sunset will be at 7:39 pm.

We will have 13 hours of daylight

The first low tide will be at 5:12 am at minus point 3 feet

and the next low tide at 5:15 pm at 2.36 feet

The first high tide will be at 12:16 pm at 5.48 feet

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 11:19 pm at 6.43 feet

The Moon is currently 97.0% visible

a Waxing Gibbous

We will have a Full Moon tomorrow.

It’s called the Full Sturgeon Moon. The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full moon.  It’s also called the Green Corn Moon, and the Black Cherries Moon.

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

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

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

Moon Direction:

245.67° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

244,820 mi

Next Moonrise:

Today, 7:21 pm

Today is…

Eat Outside Day

Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Motorist Consideration Monday

National Die-a-t’-may-shuss Earth Day

National Matchmaker Day

National Trail Mix Day

We Love Memoirs Day

Today is also…

Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day

Day of Solidarity and Freedom in Poland

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malaya from the United Kingdom in 1957.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Trinidad and Tobago from the United Kingdom in 1962.

National Language Day in Moldova

North Borneo Self-government Day in SabahBorneo

1895 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.

1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1943 – USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

2016 – Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and removed from office.

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

AD 12 – Caligula, Roman emperor (d. 41)

1870 – Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator (d. 1952)

1879 – Alma Mahler, Austrian-American composer and author (d. 1964)

1880 – Wilhelmina, queen of the Netherlands (d. 1962)

1897 – Fredric March, American lieutenant, actor, and singer (d. 1975)

1903 – Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)

1908 – William Saroyan, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 1981)

1911 – Arsenio Rodríguez, Cuban-American tres player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1970)

1916 – Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1924 – Buddy Hackett, American actor and singer (d. 2003)

1928 – James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

1935 – Eldridge Cleaver, American activist and author (d. 1998)

1940 – Robbie Basho, American guitarist, pianist, and composer (d. 1986)

1945 – Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter

1945 – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

1949 – Richard Gere, American actor and producer

1954 – Julie Brown, American actress and screenwriter

1970 – Debbie Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress