Today is Thursday, the 28th of December of 2017.
It’s the 362nd day of the year.
There are three days remaining until the end of the year.
It’s the third day of Kwanzaa. Today’s principle is Ujima; Collective Work And Responsibility
314 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018
(10 months and 10 days from today)
1042 days until the next Presidential Election on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 10 months and 7 days from today)
The sun rises at 7:25 am
and sunset will be at 5:00 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 35 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 12:12 pm.
The first low tide will be at 12:08 am
and the next low tide at 1:40 pm.
The first high tide will be at 6:58 am
and the next high tide at 8:14 pm.
Moon: 72.9%; a Waxing Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 307.90° NW
Moon Altitude: -29.00°
Moon Distance: 231526 mi
Next Moonrise: Today at 1:43 pm
The next Full Moon will be in 5 days on New Year’s Day, Monday the 1st of January of 2018 at 6:24 pm
The Last Quarter Moon will be in 12 days Monday the 8th of January of 2018 at 2:25 pm
We’ll have a New Moon in 20 days on Tuesday the 16th of January of 2018 at 6:17 pm
And the First Quarter Moon will come on Wednesday the 24th of January of 2018 at 2:20 pm
The fourth of the Twelve Days of Christmas
(your true love is supposed to give you Four Calling Birds!)
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday to you! You share this day with…
1914 – Pops Staples, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1928 – Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2001) the performer of the tune “curried soul” the opening theme music to the CBC’s As It Happens, heard Monday through Thursday evenings at 8pm here on KALW.
1931 – Martin Milner, American actor (d. 2015)
1932 – Nichelle Nichols, American actress
1932 – Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)
1934 – Maggie Smith, English actress
1936 – Lawrence Schiller, American journalist, director, and producer
1946 – Edgar Winter, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor, director, and producer
1973 – Seth Meyers, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and talk show host
1978 – John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
1979 – Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo)
And on this day in history…
1836 – Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty.