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Almanac - Monday 9/7/20


Today is "Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Gloom Of Night..." Day...

It is Monday September 7, 2020, the 251st day of the year

115 days remain until the end of the year.

15 days until autumn begins

57 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 27 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:44 am 

and sunset will be at 7:28 pm.

Solar Noon will be at 1:07 pm.

We will have 12 hours and 22 minutes of daylight today.

The first high tide was at 3:37 am at 4.56 feet

and the next high tide will be at 3:33 pm at 5.48 feet.

The first low tide will be at 9:07 am at 2.1 feet 

and the next low tide at 9:55 pm at 1.38 feet.

The Moon is 76.5% visible; a Waning Gibbous

Moon Direction:

177.33° S↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

251,551 mi



Next Moonset:

Today, 11:44 am


Last Quarter Moon in 3 days on Thursday the 10th of September of 2020 at 2:26 am

New Moon in 10 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 17 days on Wednedsay the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Full Moon in 24 days Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Today is…

Google Commemoration Day

Grandma Moses Day

Labor Day

Mouthguard Day

National Acorn Squash Day

National Beer Lover's Day

National Feel the Love Day

National Grateful Patient Day

National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day

Salami Day

Superhuman Day

Today is also…

Air Force Day in Pakistan

Constitution Day in Fiji

Independence Day in Brazil, celebrating the independence of Brazil from Portugal in 1822.

Military Intelligence Day in Ukraine

National Threatened Species Day in Australia

Victory Day in Mozambique

On this day in history…

1911 – French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.

1916 – US federal employees win the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)

1921 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

1923 – The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is formed.

1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.

1979 – The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.

1996 – Rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur is fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He succumbs to his injuries six days later.

2005 – Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.

2017 – The 8.2 Mw  2017 Chiapas earthquake strikes southern Mexico, killing at least 60 people.

2017 – Equifax announce a cyber-crime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 145​1⁄2 million U.S. consumers.

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

1533 – Elizabeth I of England (d. 1603)

1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

1909 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1924 – Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2012)

1926 – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015)

1926 – Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)

1930 – Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer

1932 – John Paul Getty Jr., American-English philanthropist and book collector (d. 2003)

1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

1946 – Joe Klein, American journalist and author

1947 – Gloria Gaynor, American singer-songwriter

1950 – Julie Kavner, American actress

1950 – Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit

1951 – Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1951 – Mark Isham, American trumpet player and composer

1963 – Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)