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Almanac - Tuesday 9/22/20

Amber, by flickr user Tyler

Today is Business Woman's Day, and it's also Ice Cream Cone Day, as well...

Today is Tuesday, the 22nd of September of 2020...

It is the 265th day of the year

100 days remain until the end of the year.

42 days until Election Day

Tuesday November 3, 2020

(1 month and 13 days from today)

Today is the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere

and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

The equinox happens this morning at 6:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time

The sun rises at 6:58 am 

and sunset will be at 7:06 pm.

Today we will have 12 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:01 pm.

The first high tide was at 4:44 am

The first low tide will be at 9:43 am 

The next high tide at 4:10 pm.          

and the final low tide at Aquatic Park will be at 10:50 pm.

The Moon is currently 32.7% visible; a Waxing Crescent

First Quarter Moon in 2 days on Wednesday the 23rd of September of 2020 at 6:55 pm

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Moon Direction:

323.26° NW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

230,162 mi

Next Moonrise:

Today, 1:06 pm

Today is…

Business Women's Day

Chainmail Day

Dear Diary Day

International Day of Radiant Peace

National Centenarian's Day

National Elephant Appreciation Day

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

National Girls' Night In Day

National Hobbit Day

National Ice Cream Cone Day

National Legwear Day

National Voter Registration Day

National White Chocolate Day

Proposal Day!

The First Day of Fall

World Carfree Day

World Rhino Day

Today is also…

Autumnal Equinox Day in Japan

Mabon in the Northern Hemisphere, 

and Ostara in the Southern Hemisphere.

(Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

The first day of Miķeļi in Latvia

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire in 1908.

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mali from France in 1960.

Resistance Fighting Day in Estonia

On this day in history…

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established.

1862 – A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.

1980 – Iraq invades Iran.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.

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

1791 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

1901 – Nadezhda Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)

1931 – Fay Weldon, English author and playwright

1943 – Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

1946 – King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1957 – Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter, author, and actor

1958 – Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author

1958 – Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

1959 – Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate

1960 – Scott Baio, American actor

1976 – David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist