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How appropriate for distancing...it's National Drive-Thru Day!

Today is Friday, July 24, 2020, the 205th day of the year. 160 days remain until the end of the year, and a mere 102 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:07am         
  • Sunset: 8:25pm ...giving us 14 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.  11% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, setting at 10:25pm.  

Tides at the Golden Gate          

Happy Bloomsday! James Joyce's (pictured) epic "Ulysses" - a day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom - is set on this day: June 16, 1904. Traditionally, public readings of the entire novel are arranged today all over the world.

 

Today is Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the 176th day of the year, with 198 days remaining. 4 days till summer, and only 140 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:47am        
  • Sunset: 8:34pm ...giving us 14 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.   27% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 3:05am.  

Enjoy a falafel ball or wrap today on International Falafel Day!

 

Today is Friday, June 12, 2020, the 172nd day of the year, with 202 days remaining. 8 days till summer, and only 144 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:47am       
  • Sunset: 8:33pm ...giving us 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight.   64% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 1:23am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate        


It’s a great day for a veggie burger!  Or if you’d rather, it’s also Donut Day - wash ‘em both down with some moonshine, as it’s also National Moonshine Day.

 

Today is Friday, June 5, 2020, the 156nd day of the year, with 209 days remaining. 15 days till summer, and only 151 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:48am      
  • Sunset: 8:29pm ...giving us 14 hours and 40 minutes of daylight.   98% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 8:45pm.  


It's Patrick Henry's birthday today...the American patriot who may have measured his words differently in a pandemic, "Give me Liberty or give me Death!" - he might've ended up with both!

Today is Friday, May 29, 2020, the 149th day of the year, with 216 days remaining. 22 days till summer, and only 158 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:50am       
  • Sunset: 8:25pm ...giving us 14 hours and 33 minutes of daylight.  35% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 12:26pm. 


Wilbur & Orville received a patent on this day in 1906 for their flying machine.

Today is Friday, May 22, 2020, the 142nd day of the year, with 223 days remaining. 29 days till summer, and only 165 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:54am       
  • Sunset: 8:19pm ...giving us 14 hours and 23 minutes of daylight.   

It’s a new moon, so just try to find it, I dare you!  Look for it to rise at 6:03am and set at 8:31pm.  

It's Morel Mushroom Day...yum! (DL's favorite recipe at the end of this article)

Today is Friday, May 15, 2020, the 135th day of the year, with 230 days remaining. 35 days till summer, and only 172 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 5:59am       
  • Sunset: 8:13pm ...giving us 14 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.  48% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 2:53am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate      

Today is Friday, May 1, 2020, the 122nd day of the year. 50 days until summer, and only 185 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:13am      
  • Sunset: 8:01pm ...giving us 13 hours 46min of daylight.  49% of the waxing moon will be visible, rising at 1:28pm.  

Here's to you (for socially distancing)...It's Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Today is Friday, April 24, 2020, the 114th day of the year. 58 days until summer, and only 193 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:22am            
  • Sunset: 7:54pm ...giving us 13 hours 31min of daylight.   

It’s a new moon, so it won’t be visible, but will indeed rise at 7:29am.  

 

Raise a glass! It's World Malbec Day!

Today is Friday, April 17, 2020, the 107th day of the year. 65 days until summer, and only 200 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:31am           
  • Sunset: 7:48pm ...giving us 13 hours 15min of daylight.  32% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 4:20am.  

"The Great Gatsby" was published on this day in 1925.

Today is Friday, April 10, 2020, the 100th day of the year. 72 days until summer, and only 207 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 6:41am          
  • Sunset: 7:41pm ...giving us 12 hours 59min of daylight.  95% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 8:39am.  

Tides at the Golden Gate                    

It's Cherry Blossom Day! (see 1912 below)

Today is Friday, March 27, 2020, the 87th day of the year. 85 days until summer, and only 221 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 7:02am         
  • Sunset: 7:29pm ...giving us 12 hours  8min of daylight.   5% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 8:57am.