Today is Thursday, the 16th of November of 2023,
November 16 is the 320th day of the year
45 days remain until the end of the year.
35 days until winter begins
The sun will rise in a minute at 6:51:15 am
and the sun sets this afternoon at 4:57:20 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 6 minutes of daylight
The solar transit will be at 11:54:17 am.
Water temperature in San Francisco Bay today is 60.1°F.
the first high tide was early this morning at 1:28 am at 4.69 feet
The first low tide over an hour ago at 5:40 am at 3.42 feet
The next high tide at 11:34 am at 6.3 feet
and the final low tide at Ocean Beach tonight will be 6:54 pm at -0.88 feet
The Moon is currently 11.6% visible
Moonrise will be at 10:34 am this morning
and The Moon sets at 7:39 pm tonight
We’ll have the First Quarter Moon in 5 days on Monday the 20th of November of 2023 at 2:50 am
Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Great American Smokeout
Guinness World Records Day
Have a Party with Your Bear Day
International Check Your Wipers Day
International Day for Tolerance
National Button Day
National Fast Food Day
National Rural Health Day
Social Enterprise Day
Use Less Stuff Day
World Pancreatic Cancer Day
World Philosophy Day
Today is also…
Day of Declaration of Sovereignty in Estonia
Volks-trauer-tag in Germany
Icelandic Language Day or Dagur íslenskrar tungu in Iceland
International Day for Tolerance
Statia Day in Sint Eustatius on lands on The Caribbean Sea formerly colonized by The Netherlands
…If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share your special day with….
42 BC – Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37 AD)
1873 – W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1958)
1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1916 – Daws Butler, American voice actor and singer (d. 1988)
1922 – José Saramago, Portuguese novelist and Nobel laureate in Literature (d. 2010)
1930 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic (d. 2013)
1953 – Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, actor, and author
1964 – Diana Krall, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
1967 – Lisa Bonet, American actress and director
1977 – Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian-American figure skater
1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress and singer
1983 – Kool A.D., American rapper
1993 – Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor
…and on this day in history….
1871 – The National Rifle Association of America receives its charter from New York State.
1904 – English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (vacuum tube).
1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
1920 – Qantas, Australia's national airline, is founded as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited.
1933 – The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations.
1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Albert Hofmann from ergotamine at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel.
1945 – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is founded.
1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
1974 – The Arecibo message is broadcast from Puerto Rico.
1988 – In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.