Today, Monday, 5th of March of 2018 is the 64th day of the year
246 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(8 months and 1 day from today)...
974 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 7 months and 29 days from today)
The sun rises at 6:34 am
and sunset will be at 6:09 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 35 minutes of daylight.
The solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.
the first high tide was at 1:44 am
and the next high tide will be at 2:02 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:41 am
and the next low tide at 7:44 pm.
Last Quarter Moon in 4 days on Friday the 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
New Moon in 12 days on Saturday the 17th of March of 2018 at 5:12 am
First Quarter Moon in 19 days on Monday the 24th of March of 2018 at 7:35 am
Full Moon in 25 days on Saturday the 31th of March of 2018 at 4:37 am
Moon: 85.1%; a Waning Gibbous moon
Moon Direction:↑ 209.87° SSW
Moon Distance:239268 mi
Next Moonset: Today at 8:58 am
Today is… Casimir Pulaski Day
Today is also…
On this day in Women’s History…
Born on this day,
March 5, 1854 (1915) – Mary Garrett, suffragist and philanthropist, founded the Bryn Mawr School for Girls which was focused on scholastic achievement (1885), donated funds to Bryn Mawr College, funded the establishment of Johns Hopkins Medical School with the provision they accept women students on the same standing as men (1893)
March 5, 1885 (1959) – Louise Pearce, one of the foremost pathologists of the early 20th century, found a cure for trypanosomiasis in 1919, researched African sleeping sickness, awarded the Order of the Crown of Belgium
March 5, 1931 (1997) – Geraldyn (Jerrie) Cobb, record-setting aviator, first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training (1959) but not allowed to train because of her gender.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1834 – Marietta Piccolomini, Italian soprano (d. 1899)
1876 – Elisabeth Moore, American tennis player (d. 1959)
1908 – Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1920 – Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
1922 – Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)
1938 – Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (d. 2011)
1948 – Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1949 – Tom Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957 – Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
1958 – Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)
1966 – Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – M.C. Solaar, Afro-French rapper
1973 – Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
1974 – Eva Mendes, American model and actress
1978 – Kimberly McCullough, American actress, singer, and dancer
more on this day in history…
1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.