Almanac - Friday 5/14/21
Today is the 134th day of the year;
231 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun roses at 6:00 am
and the sun sets at 8:14 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:07 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:05 am at 5.7 feet
The first low tide will be at 7:15 am at minus zero point .52 feet
The next high tide will be at 2:35 pm at 4:33 pm
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach San Francisco will be at 6:57 pm at 3.13 feet.
The Moon is currently 6.4% visible
First Quarter Moon in 5 days on Wednesday the 19th of May of 2021 at 12:13 pm
Today is also…
The first day of Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival in Japan
On this day in history…
1878 – The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…
1910 – Ne Win, Prime Minister and President of Burma (d. 2002)
1917 – Norman Luboff, American composer and conductor (d. 1987)
1955 – Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler
1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1969 – Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
1971 – Sofia Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1983 – Amber Tamblyn, American actress, author, model, director