Almanac Wednesday 12/15/21
Today is Wednesday, the 15th of December of 2021,
December 15 is the 349th day of the year
16 days remain until the end of the year.
6 days until winter begins
The sun rises in San Francisco at 7:18:22 am
and the sun sets at 4:52:27 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 12:05:24 pm.
The first low tide will be at 1:36 am at 2.22 feet
The first high tide will be at 7:49 am at 6.13 feet
and the next low tide at 2:56 pm at 0.09 feet
and the next high tide at 9:33 pm at 4.47 feet
The Moon is currently 89.1% visible
a Waxing Gibbous moon
We’ll have a Full Moon in 3 days on Saturday the 18th of December of 2021 at 8:36 pm
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1893 – Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World" a.k.a. the "New World Symphony") by Antonín Dvořák premieres in a public afternoon rehearsal at Carnegie Hall in New York City, followed by a concert premiere on the evening of December 16.
1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and sever diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan).
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1911 – Stan Kenton, American pianist and composer (d. 1979)
1913 – Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, academic, and activist (d. 1980)
1916 – Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (d. 1964)
1933 – Tim Conway, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
1944 – Chico Mendes, Brazilian trade union leader and activist (d. 1988)