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Almanac - Monday 9/14/20

Fruit & Veggie Festival, by flickr user heacphotos

It's Support Latino Businesses Day today...

Today is Monday, the 14th of September of 2020...

It is the 258th day of the year

108 days remain until the end of the year.

8 days until autumn begins

50 days until Election Day Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 20 days from today)

The sun rises at 6:52 am 

and sunset will be at 7:16 pm.

We have 12 hours and 24 minutes of hazy daylight

Solar Noon will be at 1:04 pm today.

The first low tide was at 3:48 am at minus zero point 1 feet

The first high tide will be at 11:04 am at 5.18 feet

The next low tide will be at 2:54 pm at 2.56 feet.

and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be  at 9:55 pm at 6.4 feet.

New Moon in 3 days on Thursday the 17th of September of 2020 at 4:00 am

First Quarter Moon in 10 days on Wednesday the 23th of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Full Moon in 17 days on Thursday the 1st of October of 2020 at 2:05 pm

Last Quarter Moon in 25 days on a Friday the 9th of October of 2020 at 5:39 pm

The Moon is 12.1% visible; a Waning Crescent

Moon Direction:

74.73° ENE↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

231,579 mi

Next New Moon:

Sep 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next Moonset:

Today, 6:05 pm

Today is…

Eat a Hoagie Day

Gobstopper Day

I'm on Top of It Day

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day

National Coloring Day

National Cream-Filled Donut Day

National Live Creative Day

National Quiet Day (UK)

Support Latino Business Day

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today is also…

Engineer's Day (Romania)

Hindi Day (Hindi-speaking states of India)

Mobilized Servicemen Day (Ukraine)

San Jacinto Day (Nicaragua)

On this day in history...

1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.

1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).

1814 – Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

1901 – U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

1917 – The Russian Empire is formally replaced by the Russian Republic.

1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

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

1737 – Michael Haydn, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1806)

1867 – Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (d. 1944)

1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)

1886 – Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)

1898 – Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (d. 1986)

1917 – Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2002)

1934 – Kate Millett, American author and activist (d. 2017)

1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

1956 – Kostas Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 181st Prime Minister of Greece

1965 – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia

1973 – Nas, American rapper

1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)