Tonight is Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City, in Mexico
Today is Wednesday, the 23rd of December of 2020,
It is the 358th day of the year.
Eight days remain until the end of the year.
87 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 7:23 am
and sunset will be at 4:56 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 33 minutes of daylight, today.
Solar noon will be at 12:10
The first high tide will be at 6:58 am
The only low tide of the day will be at 1:33 pm.
and the final high tide at Aquatic Park will be at 7:36 pm.
The Moon is currently 65% Visible
A waxing gibbous
We’ll have a Full Moon in 7 days on Tuesday 29th of December of 2020 at 7:28 pm
National Pfeffernüsse Day
National Roots Day
Today is also…
Birthday of the Queen Silvia, an official flag day in Sweden
Children's Day in South Sudan and Sudan
Day of all level operational control structures servicemen in Ukraine
Kisan Diwas in Uttar Pradesh, India
Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca City, Mexico
Tibb's Eve in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tom Bawcock's Eve in Mousehole, Cornwall
Victory Day in Egypt
On this day in history…
583 – Maya queen Yohl Ik'nal is crowned ruler of Palenque.
1815 – The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.
1893 – The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1745 – John Jay, American jurist and politician, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1829)
1805 – Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (d. 1844)
1900 – Otto Soglow, American cartoonist (d. 1975)
1918 – Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 2015)
1926 – Robert Bly, American poet and essayist
1929 – Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player, flugelhorn player, and singer (d. 1988)
1933 – Akihito, Japanese emperor
1940 – Jorma Kaukonen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943 – Harry Shearer, American actor, voice artist, and comedian
1949 – Adrian Belew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958 – Victoria Williams, American singer-songwriter
1964 – Eddie Vedder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966 – Badi Assad, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967 – Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer-songwriter and model