May 16 is the 136th day of the year.
There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year.
36 days until summer begins...
174 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018
(5 months and 21 days from today)
902 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020
(2 years 5 months and 18 days from today)
Today Wednesday, 16th of May of 2018
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:58 am
and sunset will be at 8:15 pm.
Today we will have 14 hours and 17 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:06 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:09am
and the next high tide will be at 1:55 pm.
The first low tide will be at 6:46 am
and the next low tide at 6:36 pm.
TODAY’s pollen count is 6; considered medium
Top Allergens include Grasses, Oak, and Mulberry
TOMORROW’s pollen count expected to be 5.9
The Moon is 1.6% visible; a Waxing Crescent
Moon Direction: ↑ 43.05° NE
Moon Altitude: -23.26°
Moon Distance: 226868 mi
Next Full Moon: Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 7:19 am
Next New Moon: Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Next Moonrise: Today 7:14 am
Love a Tree Day
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
National Mimosa Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
National Wear Purple for Peace Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
Martyrs of Sudan in the Episcopal Church in the USA
Mass Graves Day in Iraq
National Day, declared by Salva Kiir Mayardit in South Sudan
Teachers' Day in Malaysia
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this day with…
1898 – Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)
1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
1906 – Margret Rey, German author and illustrator (d. 1996)
1912 – Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1913 – Woody Herman, American singer, saxophonist, and clarinet player (d. 1987)
1919 – Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)
1928 – Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
1929 – Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
1929 – John Conyers, American lawyer and politician
1929 – Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist, and feminist (d. 2012)
1944 – Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American drummer, composer, and bandleader
1944 – Danny Trejo, American actor
1946 – Robert Fripp, English guitarist, songwriter and producer
1951 – Jonathan Richman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953 – Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer
1955 – Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast
1959 – Mare Winningham, American actress and singer-songwriter
1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
1973 – Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
1986 – Megan Fox, American actress
…and on this day in history…
1866 – The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
1868 – United States President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
1888 – Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
1891 – The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).
1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
1988 – A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1991 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
2005 – Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35–23 National Assembly vote.