Today is Monday, the 12th of August of 2019...
It is the 224th day of the year.
141 days remain until the end of the year.
204 days until the California Primary election Tuesday March 3, 2020
(6 months and 20 days from today)
449 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(1 year 2 months and 22 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 6:23 am
and sunset will be at 8:05 pm.
Today we will have 13 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:14 pm.
The first low tide was at 4:27 am
and the next low tide will be at 4:11 pm.
The first high tide will be at 11:35 am
and the next high tide at 10:12 pm.
The Moon is 91.8% visible
Next Full Moon: Thursday August 15, 2019 at 5:29 am
August’s Moon is the Full Sturgeon Moon.
The sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. This has also been called the Green Corn Moon.
Moon Direction: 254.09° WSW↑
Moon Altitude: -17.20°
Moon Distance: 247525 mi
Next New Moon: Aug 30, 2019 at 3:37 am
Next Moonrise: Today at 6:37 pm
It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
Today is also…
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1907 – Joe Besser, American actor (d. 1988)
1920 – Percy Mayfield, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1949 – Mark Knopfler, Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954 – Pat Metheny, American jazz guitarist and composer
1975 – Actor Casey Affleck
…and on this day in history…
In 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened.
In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1939, the MGM movie musical "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland, had its world premiere at the Strand Theater in Oconomowoc (oh-KAH'-noh-moh-wahk), Wisconsin, three days before opening in Hollywood.
In 1962, one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely Aug. 15.
1978 - The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China is concluded.
On August 12, 2017, a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and hurting more than a dozen others. (The attacker, James Alex Fields, was sentenced to life in prison on 29 federal hate crime charges, and life plus 419 years on state charges.) President Donald Trump condemned what he called an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides;" Democrats and some Republicans called on him to specifically denounce white supremacy. Two Virginia state policemen were killed in a helicopter crash while monitoring the Charlottesville protests.