Almanac - Monday 8/9/21
Today is Monday, the 9th of August, 2021,
August 9 is the 221st day of the year
144 days remain until the end of the year.
The sun rises this morning at 6:20:41 am
and the sun sets at 8:08:44 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 48 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 1:14:42 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:12 am at minus zero point five-seven feet
The first high tide was at 1:05 pm at 5.13 feet
The next low tide at 6:05 pm at 2.59 feet
and the final high tide at Ocean Beach will be at 11:55 pm at 6.26 feet
The Moon will be 1.1% visible
We had a New Moon yesterday
It’s now a Waxing Crescent
First Quarter Moon in 6 days on Sunday the 15th of August of 2021 at 8:20 am
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200–28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
1969 – Manson Family murders – Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
2014 – Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, is shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1896 – Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (d. 1980)
1909 – Willa Beatrice Player, American educator, first Black woman college president (d. 2003)
1914 – Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)
1939 – Butch Warren, American bassist (d. 2013)
1970 – Chris Cuomo, American lawyer and journalist