Almanac - Friday May 5, 2023
Today is Friday, the 5th of May of 2023,
May 5 is the 125th day of the year
240 days remain until the end of the year.
47 days until summer begins
The sun rose this morning at 6:09:17 am
and the sun sets this evening at 8:04:43 pm.
We will have 13 hours and 55 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 1:07:00 pm.
Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 57.9°F.
The first low tide will be at 5:23 am at -0.52 feet
The first high tide will be at 12:03 pm at 4.49 feet
and the next low tide at 5:01 pm at 2.16 feet
and the final high tide tonight at Ocean Beach will be at 11:06 pm at 6.05 feet
The Moon is currently 99.9% visible
It’s a Full Moon
The May full moon is called The Full Flower Moon.
Flowers spring forth in abundance this month.
The May Full Moon is also called the…
• Budding Moon (Cree)
• Egg Laying Moon (Cree)
• Frog Moon (Cree)
• Leaf Budding Moon (Cree)
• Planting Moon (Dakota, Lakota)
• Moon of Shedding Ponies (Oglala)
We’ll also have a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A penumbral eclipse happens when the moon passes into the lighter outer region of the Earth's shadow which is called
the penumbra. This is an area in which the Earth appears to cover part of the sun's disk but not all of it.
We’ll have the Last Quarter Moon in 7 days next Friday the 12th of May of 2023 at 7:28 am
On this day in1862 –Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
Hug a Shed and Take a Selfie Day
National Silence the Shame Day
Today is also…
Children's Day (Japan, South Korea)
Europe Day (Council of Europe)
Feast of al-Khadr or Saint George (Palestinian)
Liberation Day (Denmark, Netherlands)
Lusophone Culture Day (Community of Portuguese Language Countries)
Patriots' Victory Day (Ethiopia)
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day (Canada and United States)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1818 – Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1883)
1864 – Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
1882 – Sylvia Pankhurst, English women's suffrage movement leader and socialist activist (d. 1960)
1898 – Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)
1903 – James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)
1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
1915 – Alice Faye, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
1919 – Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1999)
1925 – Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)
1936 – Sandy Baron, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)
1942 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1943 – Michael Palin, English actor and screenwriter
1982 – Vanessa Bryant, American philanthropist and model
1988 – Adele, English singer-songwriter
…and on this day in history…
1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
1821 – The first edition of The Manchester Guardian, now The Guardian, is published.
1862 – Cinco de Mayo: Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
1886 – Workers marching for the Eight-hour day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were shot at by Wisconsin National Guardsmen in what became known as the Bay View Massacre.
1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
1961 – Project Mercury: Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
1987 – Iran–Contra affair: Start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.