Today, Thursday, the 7th of December of 2017 is the 341st day of the year.
There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year.
334 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 10 months and 27 days from today)
1062 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(10 months and 30 days from today)
The sun will rise at 7:13 am
and the sun will set at 4:51 pm.
We will have 9 hours and 38 minutes of daylight today.
Solar noon will be at 12:02 pm.
The first high tide will be at 2:54 am
and the next high tide at 1:42 pm.
The first low tide will be at 7:45 am
and the next low tide at 8:26 pm.
The Moon is 79.3 % illuminated; a Waning Gibbous
Moon Direction: ↑ 215.25° SW
Moon Altitude: 65.48°
Moon Distance: 227514 mi
Next New Moon: Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Next Full Moon: Monday January 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Next Moonset: Today at 10:58 am
Today is…Letter Writing Day
Eve of the Immaculate Conception-related observances:
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You get to share birthday cake with…
1863 – Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
1910 – Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)
1915 – Eli Wallach, American actor (d. 2014)
1923 – Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)
1949 – Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
And on this day in history….
1930 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.
1941 – World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (For Japan's near-simultaneous attacks on Eastern Hemisphere targets, see December 8.)