Almanac - 9/14/17

Sep 14, 2017

Today Thursday, the 14th of September of 2017, is the 257th day of the year.

There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year.

418 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

1 year 1 month and 23 days from today

1146 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020

3 years 1 month and 20 days from today

The sun will rise at 6:52 am

and the sun will set at 7:18 pm

Today we will have 12 hours and 26 minutes of daylight.

The solar transit will be at 1:05 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:56am

and the next low tide will be at 12:59 pm.

The first high tide will be at 8:16 am 

and the next high tide at 7:09 pm.

Moon: 36.0%

Waning Crescent

Moon Direction: ↑ 102.94° ESE

Moon Altitude: 46.91°

Moon Distance: 229932 mi

Next New Moon: Sep 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Next Full Moon: Oct 5, 2017 at 11:40 am

Next Moonset: Today at 3:36 pm

Today is…

Eat a Hoagie Day

National Coloring Day

National Cream-Filled Donut Day

National Live Creative Day

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

It's also...

Engineer's Day in Romania

Hindi Divas for Hindi-speakers

Mobilized Servicemen Day in Ukraine

San Jacinto Day in Nicaragua

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you!  You share this day with..

1879 – Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)

1886 – Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)

1936 – Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

1949 – Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)

1955 – William Jackson, Scottish harp player and composer

1958 – Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter

1965 – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia

1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

On this day in history…

1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.

1814 – Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

1959 – The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

2000 – Microsoft releases Windows ME.