Almanac - Thursday 7/29/21
Today is Thursday, the 29th of July, 2021
July 29 is the 210th day of the year
155 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun rose at 6:11:19 am
and the sun sets at 8:20:25 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:15:52 pm.
The first high tide was at 2:52 am at 4.84 feet
The first low tide will be at 9:18 am at 0.81 feet
The next high tide will be at 4:04 pm at 5.49 feet
and the final low tide at 10:27 pm at 2.03 feet
The Moon is 69.7% visible
We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 2 days on Saturday the 31st of July of 2021 at 6:16 am
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1818 – French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits his prizewinning "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", precisely accounting for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishing the oldest objection to the wave theory of light.
1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9 and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1909 – Chester Himes, American-Spanish author (d. 1984)
1916 – Charlie Christian, American guitarist (d. 1942)
1925 – Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer
1933 – Randy Sparks, American folk singer-songwriter and musician