Today Thursday, 5th of October of 2017 is the 278th day of the year...
There are 87 days remaining until the end of the year.
397 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(1 year 1 month and 1 day from today)
1125 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(3 years and 29 days from today)
the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:10 am
and sun will set at 6:44 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 34 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:57 pm.
the first low tide was at 5:25 am
and the next low tide will be at 5:52 pm.
The only high tide of the day will be at 12:00 pm.
Near Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous
WHEN IS THE HARVEST MOON?
The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the start of fall or the autumnal equinox. This usually means it coincides with the September full Moon, though it can also fall nearer to the October full Moon, occurring anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the equinox.
In 2017, the Harvest Moon will rise on October 5 at 2:40 P.M. EDT.
WHY IS IT CALLED THE HARVEST MOON?
For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, it’s called the “Harvest” Moon!
Moon Direction:↑ 256.61° WSW
Moon Distance:232651 mi
Next Full Moon:Oct 5, 201711:40 am
Next New Moon:Oct 19, 201712:12 pm
Next Moonset:Today6:55 am
World Space Week (October 4–10)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1902 – Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
1922 – Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)
1943 – Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951 – Bob Geldof, Irish singer-songwriter and actor
1952 – Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and politician
1957 – Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author
1959 – Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress
On this day in history…
1966 – Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
1982 – Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
1986 – Israeli secret nuclear weapons are revealed. The British newspaper The Sunday Times runs Mordechai Vanunu's story on its front page under the headline: "Revealed — the secrets of Israel's nuclear arsenal".