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Almanac - Monday 9/28/20

Yom Kippur, by flickr user Max Nathans

Tonight is Yom Kippur...

Today is Monday, the 28th of September of 2020

It is the 271st day of the year

94 days remain until the end of the year.

84 days until winter begins

36 days Election Day

until Tuesday November 03 2020

(1 month and 6 days from today)

The sun rises at 7:03 am 

and sunset will be at 6:56 pm.

We will have 11 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 12:59 pm.

the first low tide will be at 4:03 am 

The first high tide will be at 11:03 am 

and the next low tide at 4:24 pm.

and the next high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 10:24 pm.

The Moon is 89.5% visible; a Waxing Gibbous

Moon Direction:

257.03° WSW↑

Moon Altitude:


Moon Distance:

247,086 mi

Next Full Moon:

Oct 1, 2020, 2:05 pm

Next New Moon:

Oct 16, 2020, 12:31 pm

Next Moonrise:

Today, 5:56 pm

Today is…

Family Day

Fish Tank Floorshow Night

Gold Lining Day

International Right to Know Day

National Drink Beer Day

National Good Neighbor Day

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Read a Child a Book You Like Day

World Rabies Day

Yom Kippur began at sundown last night

The day of atonement, or perhaps at-one-ment,

“G'mar chatima tova”                                      

is the customary greeting on Yom Kippur.

In English, it means “May you be sealed in the Book of Life.” 

Today is also…

Czech Statehood Day

Freedom from Hunger Day

International Day for Universal Access to Information

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography in The Philippines

Teachers' Day in Taiwan

On this day in history…

1066 – William the Conqueror lands in England, beginning the Norman conquest.

1928 – Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1941 – Ted Williams achieves a .406 batting average for the season, and becomes the last major league baseball player to bat .400 or better.

1995 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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

551 BC – Confucius, Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. (d. 479 BC)

1836 – Thomas Crapper, English plumber, invented the ballcock (d. 1910)

1841 – Georges Clemenceau, French journalist, physician, and politician, 85th Prime Minister of France (d. 1929)

1901 – William S. Paley, American broadcaster, founded CBS (d. 1990)

1901 – Ed Sullivan, American television host (d. 1974)

1909 – Al Capp, American author and illustrator (d. 1979)

1914 – Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-American refugee and singer (d. 2014)

1915 – Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)

1916 – Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (d. 1977)

1923 – Tuli Kupferberg, American singer, poet, and writer (d. 2010)

1924 – Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1996)

1928 – Koko Taylor, American singer (d. 2009)

1929 – Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer and composer

1932 – Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 1973)

1934 – Brigitte Bardot, French actress

1938 – Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

1950 – John Sayles, American novelist, director, and screenwriter

1964 – Janeane Garofalo, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

1967 – Moon Zappa, American actress and author

1968 – Naomi Watts, English-Australian actress and producer

1987 – Hilary Duff, American singer-songwriter and actress