Today is Thursday, the 8th of March of 2018
It is the 67th day of 2018.
There are 298 days left in the year.
243 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(7 months and 29 days from today)
971 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020(2 years 7 months and 26 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 6:30 am
and sunset will be at 6:12 pm.
Today we will have 11 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 12:21 pm.
The first high tide was at 3:46 am
and the next high tide will be at 5:45 pm.
The first low tide will be at 10:39 am
and the next low tide at 10:30 pm.
The Moon is currently 58.9% visible; a Waning Gibbous moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 176.49° S
Moon Altitude: 34.55°
Moon Distance: 248306 mi
Next Moonset: Today10:45 am
Last Quarter Moon tomorrow, Friday the 9th of March of 2018 at 3:20 am
New Moon in 9 days on St. Patrick’s Day Saturday the 17th of March of 2018 at 5:12 am
First Quarter Moon in 16 days on Saturday the 24th of March of 2018 at 7:35 am
Full Moon in 22 days on Saturday the 31th of March of 2018 at 4:37 am
Today is… Girls Write Now Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.
It commemorates the movement for women's rights.
The first observance of a Women's Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York,
March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Woman's Conference to become an "International Woman's Day."
It became a working holiday, not a day off, in many countries including the Soviet Union.
It was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
The UN theme for International Women's Day for this year, 2018 was chosen as - 'Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives'.
The other major theme for this years celebration is #PressForProgress
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! ou share this day with…
1909 – Paula Strasberg, American actress and acting coach (d. 1966)
1931 – John McPhee, American author and educator
1931 – Neil Postman, American author and critic (d. 2003)
1936 – Gábor Szabó, Hungarian guitarist and composer (d. 1982)
1939 – Lynn Seymour, Canadian ballerina and choreographer
1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (d. 2010)
1945 – Micky Dolenz, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
1945 – Sylvia Wiegand, American mathematician
1948 – Peggy March, American pop singer
1958 – Gary Numan, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959 – NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 59.
1972 – Lena Sundström, Swedish journalist and author
1973 – Anneke van Giersbergen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Freddie Prinze, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1990 – Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player
…and on this day in history….
In 1618, German astronomer Johannes Kepler devised his third law of planetary motion.
In 1775, An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
In 1917, Russia's "February Revolution" (referring to the Old Style calendar) began; the result was the abdication of the Russian monarchy in favor of a provisional government, which was overthrown later the same year by the Bolsheviks. The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.
In 1948, the Supreme Court, in McCollum v. Board of Education, struck down voluntary religious education classes in Champaign, Illinois, public schools, saying the program violated separation of church and state.
In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines arrived to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang.
In 1979, technology firm Philips demonstrated a prototype compact disc player during a press conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
In 1983, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Florida, President Ronald Reagan referred to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire."
One year ago:
Hawaii became the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (the state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country).
Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red to demonstrate how vital they were to the U.S. economy, as International Women's Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world, including the Day Without a Woman in the U.S