Daily Almanac

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National Pumpkin Day-KALW Almanac-10/26/2015

Oct 26, 2015
  • 299th Day of 2015 56 Remaining
  • 57 Winter Begins in Days
  • Sunrise:7:29
  • Sunset:6:17
  • 10 Hours 48 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:6:07pm
  • Moon Set:6:24am
  • Phase:99%
  • Full Moon October 27 @ 5:05am
  • Full Hunter’s Moon / Full Sanguine Moon / Full Blood Moon
  • This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon.

October 23, 2015

Oct 23, 2015

Today is Friday October 23, 2015 295 day of 2015, 70 remaining Sunrise: 7:26 a.m. Sunset: 6:21p.m. 10 hours and 54 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 4:06 p.m. Moonset: 2:53 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Mole Day, Boston Cream Pie Day, Canning Day and T.V. TALK SHOW HOST DAY On This Day In: 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. 1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States.

October 22, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

Today is Thursday October 22, 2015 295 day of 2015, 70 remaining Sunrise: 7:25 a.m. Sunset: 6:22p.m. 10 hours and 57 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 3:26 p.m. Moonset: 1:46 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Nut Day On This Day In: 1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. 1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. 1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.

October 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015

Today is Friday October 16, 2015 289 day of 2015, 76 remaining Sunrise: 7:19 a.m. Sunset: 6:30p.m. 11 hours and 10 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 10:36 A.M. Moonset: 9:08 P.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is World Food Day, National Liquer Day, Bosses Day, Dictionary Day and Oatmeal Day On This Day In: 1701 - The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College. 1793 - During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being convicted of treason.

October 13, 2015

Oct 13, 2015

Today is Tuesday October 13, 2015 286 day of 2015, 79 remaining Sunrise: 7:16 a.m. Sunset: 6:34p.m. 11 hours and 17 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 7:50 A.M. Moonset: 7:14 P.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is Yorkshire Pudding Day as well as National Skeptics Day. On This Day In: 1775 - The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. 1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818. 1812 - American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights.

October 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Today is Monday October 12, 2015 285 day of 2015, 80 remaining Sunrise: 7:15 a.m. Sunset: 6:36p.m. 11 hours and 20 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 6:55 A.M. Moonset: 6:42 P.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is Columbus Day ( or Indigenous Peoples Day if you prefer) It,s also Cookbook Launch Day, Old Farmers Day, Moment of Frustration Day and Pickled Peppers Week begins today. On This Day In: 1492 - Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India.

October 09, 2015

Oct 9, 2015

Today is Friday October 09, 2015 282 day of 2015, 83 remaining Sunrise: 7:13 a.m. Sunset: 6:40p.m. 11 hours and 27 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 4:12 A.M. Moonset: 5:10 P.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is Moldy Cheese Day(Bleu Cheese), Hoagy,Hero,Submarine, Grinder Day, Curious Events Day, Fire Prevention Day, Leif Erikson Day and World Egg Day. On This Day In: 1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians.

October 08, 2015

Oct 8, 2015

Today is Thursday October 08, 2015 281 day of 2015, 84 remaining Sunrise: 7:12 a.m. Sunset: 6:41p.m. 11 hours and 29 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 3:17 A.M. Moonset: 4:38 P.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is Fluffernutter DAy, Pierogi Day and American Touch Tag Day. On This Day In: 1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA. 1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT. 1915 - During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded. 1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C.

October 01, 2015

Oct 1, 2015

Today is Thursday October 01, 2015 274 day of 2015, 91 remaining Sunrise: 7:05 a.m. Sunset: 6:52 p.m. 11 hours and 46 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 9:51 P.M. Moonset: 11:09 A.M. Special Celebrations today: Today is WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY, NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIE DAY AND PUDDING SEASON BEGINS TODAY. On This Day In: 1569 - The Duke of Norfolk was imprisoned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for trying to marry Mary the Queen of Scots. 1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.

National Comic Book Day-KALW Almanac-9/25/2015

Sep 25, 2015
  • 268th Day of 2015 97 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 88 Days
  • Sunrise:7:00
  • Sunset:7:01
  • 12 Hours 1 Minute
  • Moon Rise:5:34pm
  • Moon Set:4:04am
  • Phase:92%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 267th Day of 2015 98 Remaining
  • Winter Begins in 89 Days
  • Sunrise:6:59
  • Sunset:7:03
  • 12 Hours 4 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:4:51pm
  • Moon Set:2:57am
  • Phase:84%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 266th Day of 2015 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins Today
  • Sunrise:6:58
  • Sunset:7:04
  • 12 Hours 6 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:4:06pm
  • Moon Set:1:52am
  • Phase:
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 265th Day of 2015 100 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 1 Days
  • Sunrise:6:58
  • Sunset:7:06
  • 12 Hours 8 Minutes
  • Autumnal Equinox @ 1:21am tomorrow
  • Moon Rise:3:18pm
  • Moon Set:12:53am
  • Phase:65%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 264th Day of 2015 101 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 2 Days
  • Sunrise:6:57
  • Sunset:7:07
  • 12 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:2:27pm
  • Moon Set:12:01am (Tuesday)
  • Phase:First Quarter
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

Greenpeace Day-KALW Almanac-9/15/15

Sep 15, 2015
  • 258th Day of 2015 107 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 8 Days
  • Sunrise:6:52
  • Sunset:7:17
  • 12 Hours 26 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:9:00am
  • Moon Set:8:39pm
  • Phase:6%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 257th Day of 2015 108 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 9 Days
  • Sunrise:6:51
  • Sunset:7:18
  • 12 Hours 33 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:8:06am
  • Moon Set:8:08pm
  • Phase:2%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

National Hot Cross Bun Day-KALW Almanac-9/11/15

Sep 11, 2015
  • 254th Day of 2015 111 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 12 Days
  • Sunrise:6:48
  • Sunset:7:23
  • 12 Hours 35 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:5:22am
  • Moon Set:6:36pm
  • Phase:6%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

National Hot Dog Day-KALW Almanac-9/10/15

Sep 10, 2015
  • 253rd Day of 2015 112 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 13 Days
  • Sunrise:6:47
  • Sunset:7:24
  • 12 Hours 47 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:4:26am
  • Moon Set:6:03pm
  • Phase:6%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

National Teddy Bear Day-KALW Almanac-9/09/15

Sep 9, 2015
  • 252nd Day of 2015 113 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 14 Days
  • Sunrise:6:47
  • Sunset:7:26
  • 12 Hours 47 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:3:31am
  • Moon Set:5:27pm
  • Phase:18%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 251st Day of 2015 114 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 15 Days
  • Sunrise:6:46
  • Sunset:7:27
  • 12 Hours 41 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:2:36am
  • Moon Set:4:48pm
  • Phase:18%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

September 07, 2015

Sep 7, 2015

Today is Monday September 07, 2015 249 day of 2015, 116 remaining Sunrise: 6:45 a.m. Sunset: 7:29 p.m. 12 hours and 44 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 1:41 a.m. Moonset: 4:05 p.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is Labor Day, Neither Rain or Shine Day, National Napoleon Day and Acorn Squash Day. On This Day In: 1812 - Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at the battle of Borodino. 1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post.

  • 246th Day of 2015 119 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 20 Days
  • Sunrise:6:42
  • Sunset:7:35
  • 12 Hours 53 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:11:11pm
  • Moon Set:12:20pm
  • Phase:68%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.
  • 244th Day of 2015 121 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 22 Days
  • Sunrise:6:40
  • Sunset:7:38
  • 12 Hours 58 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:9:45pm
  • Moon Set:10:04am
  • Phase:87%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

National Trail Mix Day-KALW Almanac-8/31/15

Aug 31, 2015
  • 243rd Day of 2015 122 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 23 Days
  • Sunrise:6:39
  • Sunset:7:40
  • 13 Hours 1 Minute
  • Moon Rise:9:05pm
  • Moon Set:8:53am
  • Phase:94%
  • Full Moon September 27 @ 7:52pm
  • Full Harvest Moon / Full Corn Moon
  • This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

National Red Wine Day-KALW Almanac-8/28/15

Aug 28, 2015
  • 240th Day of 2015 125 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 26 Days
  • Sunrise:6:36
  • Sunset:7:44
  • 13 Hours 8 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:7:02am
  • Moon Set:5:19pm
  • Phase:99%
  • Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn Moon
  • Full Grain Moon/Full Red Moon
  • The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other
  • 239th Day of 2015 126 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 27 Days
  • Sunrise:6:36
  • Sunset:7:45
  • 13 Hours 9 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:6:17pm
  • Moon Set:4:11am
  • Phase:94%
  • Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn Moon
  • Full Grain Moon/Full Red Moon
  • The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other

National Dog Day-KALW Almanac-8/26/2015

Aug 26, 2015
  • 238th Day of 2015 127 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 28 Days
  • Sunrise:6:35
  • Sunset:7:47
  • 13 Hours 12 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:5:29pm
  • Moon Set:3:07am
  • Phase:88%
  • Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn Moon
  • Full Grain Moon/Full Red Moon
  • The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other

National Banana Split Day-KALW Almanac-8/25/2015

Aug 25, 2015
  • 237th Day of 2015 128 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 29 Days
  • Sunrise:6:34
  • Sunset:7:48
  • 13 Hours 14 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:4:38pm
  • Moon Set:2:08am
  • Phase:79%
  • Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn Moon
  • Full Grain Moon/Full Red Moon
  • The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other

National Waffle Day-KALW Almanac-8/24/2015

Aug 24, 2015
  • 236th Day of 2015 129 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 30 Days
  • Sunrise:6:33
  • Sunset:7:50
  • 13 Hours 17 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:3:44pm
  • Moon Set:1:16am
  • Phase:70%
  • Full Moon August 29 @ 11:37am
  • Full Sturgeon Moon / Full Green Corn Moon
  • Full Grain Moon/Full Red Moon
  • The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other

August 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

Today is Friday August 21, 2015 232 day of 2015, 133 remaining Sunrise: 6:30 a.m. Sunset: 7:54 p.m. 13 hours and 23 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 12:57 p.m. Moonset: 11:23 p.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is : National Senior Citizen's Day, and Spimoni Day. On This Day In: 1680 - The Pueblo Indians drove the Spanish out and took possession of Santa Fe, NM. 1831 - Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia. He was later executed. 1841 - A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton.

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