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Almanac - Wednesday 9/2/20

Full Corn Moon, by flickr user bgwashburn

It's a Full Corn Moon today...

Today is Wednesday, the 2nd of September of 2020...It is the 246th day of the year

120 days remain until the end of the year.

20 days until autumn begins

62 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 months and 2 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:40 am 

and the sun sets will be at 7:36 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 56 minutes of daylight.

Solar noon will be at 1:09 this afternoon.

The first low tide will be at 6:21 am 

and the next low tide at 6:33 pm.

The next high tide of the day will be at 1:19 pm.

The Moon is 99.7% visible

It’s a Full Moon

The September Moon is called the Full Corn Moon, or the Harvest Moon.

It’s also called the Barley Moon and the Yellow Leaf Moon

Moonrise Today:

8:20 pm↑ 100° East

Moonset Today:

6:58 am↑ 256° West

Daylight Hours:

12 hours, 55 minutes (-2m 20s)

Last Quarter Moon in 8 days on a Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

New Moon in 15 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 21 days on a Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Full Moon in 29 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Today is…

Bison-ten Yell Day

Calendar Adjustment Day

Global Talent Acquisition Day

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

Pierce Your Ears Day

Spalding Baseball Day

Victory over Japan Day

World Coconut Day

Today is also…

Democracy Day in Tibet

1960 – The first election of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.

Independence Day in Transnistria

Independence Day in Artsakh

National Day, celebrates the independence of Vietnam from Japan and France in 1945

1752 – Great Britain, along with its overseas possessionsadopts the Gregorian calendar.

1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.

1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japan and the major warring powers aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

2001 – The adult-oriented television block Adult Swim debuts on Cartoon Network

2013 – The Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens at 10:15 PM at a cost of $6.4 billion, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.

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

1850 – Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded the Spalding Sporting Goods Company (d. 1915)

1917 – Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (d. 1995)

1925 – Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (d. 1981)

1928 – Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (d. 2014)

1931 – Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1993)

1946 – Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2006)

1946 – Dan White, American assassin and politician (d. 1985)

1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

1953 – John Zorn, American saxophonist, composer, and producer

1964 – Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor, singer, and producer

1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress, director, and producer