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Wednesday September 30

18 hours ago


 
September 30 is the 273rd day of the year
There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.
 
Sunrise Today: 7:04 AM
 
Sunset Today: 6:54 PM
 
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 50 minutes
 
The Moon is 91.5 per cent illuminated, a waxing gibbous moon
 
High tide was at 12:53 early this morning at  5.7 feet
Low tide will be at 7:17 this morning at 1.2 feet
High tide again at 1:44 this afternoon at  6.5 feet
and low tide again at 8:01 tonight at  -0.3 feet
 
Today is...
 

Tuesday September 29

Sep 29, 2015

 

September 29 is the 272nd day of the year 

There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

The Sun will rise at 7:03 this morning

and will set at 6:56 tonight

leaving us 11 hours and 52 minutes of daylight

 

The Moon is 96.9 per cent illuminated, a Waning Gibbous moon.

 

High tides at 12:56 early this morning at 6.0 feet

and again at 1:01 this afternoon at 6.5

Low tides today at 6:31 this morning at 0.7

and tonight at 7:08 at  -0.3

 

Today is...

 

271st day of 2015, 94 remaining

  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low: 5:47am/6:19pm

It's...

Almanac ~ 9-28-15

Sep 27, 2015
  • Sunrise: 7:03am
  • Sunset: 6:58pm
  • Moonset: 7:38am
  • Moonrise: 7:36pm

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:01am/12:21pm
  • Low:  5:47am/6:19pm

On this day in:

1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne.

 

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.

Friday September 18

Sep 18, 2015

 

September 18 is the 261st day of the year 

There are 104 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

Moon: 23.0%

Waxing Crescent

 

Sunrise Today: 6:54 AM

Sunset Today: 7:13 PM

 

HIGH TIDE this morning was 3:33 at 4.4 feet

and will come again at  3:17 this afternoon at 5.4 feet

 

LOW TIDE this morning will occur 8:46 at 2.4 feet

and again at 9:43 tonight at 1.0 foot

 

Today is National Play-doh Day

 

It's also the Day of National Music (Azerbaijan)

 

Thursday September 17

Sep 17, 2015


 
 
September 17 is the 260th day of the year 
There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year.
 
Sunrise Today: 6:53 AM
Sunset Today: 7:15 PM
 
Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 21 minutes 
 
High Tide this morning was 2:46 at 4.6 feet
and will be 5.4 feet at 2:39 this afternoon
 
Low Tide 8:09 this morning at 2.0 feet
and 8:54 tonight at 1.0 foot
 
it is Waxing Crescent Moon at only 15.3% illumination
 
Today is
 
… National Apple Dumpling Day
 

Wednesday September 16

Sep 16, 2015


September 16 is the 259th day of the year.

There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year.

 Sunrise Today: 6:52 AM

Sunset Today: 7:16 PM

Day length 12h 23m 54s

 

Today is:

 

Collect Rocks Day

 

Grito de Dolores, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810. See FiestasPatrias

 

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.

National Lemonade Day-KALW Almanac-8/20/2015

Aug 20, 2015
  • 232nd Day of 2015 133 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 34 Days
  • Sunrise:6:30
  • Sunset:7:55
  • 13 Hours 25 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:12:01pm
  • Moon Set:11:11pm
  • Phase:31%
  • 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 oth
  • 231st Day of 2015 134 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 35 Days
  • Sunrise:6:29
  • Sunset:7:57
  • 13 Hours 28 Minutes
  • Moon Rise:11:06am
  • Moon Set:10:37am
  • Phase:22%
  • 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 oth

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