Today is Wednesday, the 16th of February of 2022
February 16 is the 47th day of the year
318 days remain until the end of the year
31 days until spring begins
The sun rises at 6:57:45 am
and sunset will be at 5:51:03 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 53 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:24:24 pm.
The first low tide will be at 4:18 am at 2.48 feet
The next high tide at 10:02 am at 6.08 feet
The next low tide will be at 4:53 pm at -0.53 feet
And the final high tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be at 11:42 pm at 5.03 feet
The Moon is 99.8% visible
It’s a Full Moon. 100 per cent full at 8:57 am The February Moon is called the Full Snow Moon
February is typically a time of heavy snowfall.
• Bald Eagle Moon
• Bear Moon
• Black Bear Moon
• Month of the Bony Moon
• Eagle Moon
• Groundhog Moon
• Hungry Moon
• Raccoon Moon
The next phase will be the Last Quarter Moon in 7 days on Wednesday the 23th of February of 2022 at 2:32 pm
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Kyoto Protocol Day
as on this day in 2005 – The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
National Almond Day
National Innovation Day
Tim Tam Day
Today is also…
Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's Birthday) in North Korea
Restoration of Lithuania's Statehood Day, celebrate the independence of Lithuania from Russia and Germany in 1918
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day in Alaska
On this day in Black History…
On February 16, 1857 - Frederick Douglass elected President of Freeman Bank and Trust.
Feb. 16, 1923 - Bessie Smith makes her first recording, "Down Hearted Blues,"which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.
Feb. 16, 1951 - New York City Council passes a bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.
and actor Levar Burton was born on this day in 1957.
1958 – Ice-T, American rapper and actor
1982 – Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
1990 – The Weeknd, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
2000 – Koffee, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter and rapper
Also on this day in history…
1881 – The Canadian Pacific Railway is incorporated by Act of Parliament at Ottawa (44th Vic., c.1).
1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun
1936 – The Popular Front wins the 1936 Spanish general election.
1937 – Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.
1968 – In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.
1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).
2006 – The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
…and if today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…
1222 – Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism (d. 1282)
1838 – Henry Adams, American journalist, historian, and author (d. 1918)
1843 – Henry M. Leland, American engineer and businessman, founded Cadillac and Lincoln (d. 1932)
1868 – Edward S. Curtis, American ethnologist and photographer (d. 1952)
1903 – Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist and actor (d. 1978)
1904 – George F. Kennan, American historian and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (d. 2005)
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor and director (d. 1982)
1909 – Richard McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1998)
1916 – Bill Doggett, African-American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1926 – Margot Frank, German-Dutch holocaust victim (d. 1945)
1931 – Otis Blackwell, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
1935 – Sonny Bono, American actor, singer, and politician (d. 1998)
1935 – Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (d. 2014)
1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (d. 1996)
1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player and sportscaster