KALW's Daily Almanac

Sunrise ... sunset ... tides ... annual rainfall ... on this day in history ... international holiday celebrations ... full moon lore ... and more.  Tune in for the Daily Almanac Monday through Friday at 5:49am and 8:49am.

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Thu February 14, 2013
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February 14, 2013

Today is Valentines Day
It's National Organ Donor Day
It's Ferris Wheel Day
International Flirting week

On this day in...

1929 The St. Valentines Day Massacre took place . 
1931 "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi opened in movie theaters.
1946 IBM switched on its first real computer at the University of Pennsylvania
1972JOHN lennon and Yoko Ono began a week as hosts of the "Mike Douglas Show"

If today's your birthday, you share it with:

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Wed February 13, 2013
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sunrise in San Francisco:           7:01 a.m.           Sunset:  5:47 p.m.

Day Length:  10 hours, 46 minutes

Moonrise:          8:39 a.m.                              Moonset:  9:50 p.m.

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Wed February 13, 2013
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Tuesday, Febuary 12, 2013

KALWSunrise in San Francisco:           7:02 a.m.           Sunset:  5:46 p.m.

Day Length:  10 hours, 43+1/2-minutes

Moonrise:          8:07 a.m.                              Moonset:  8:48 p.m.

Today is:   Mardi Gras! (Fat Tuesday)  Laissez les bon temps roulez!

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Mon February 11, 2013
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Monday, February 11, 2013


San Francisco  sunrise:   7:04 a.m.                Sunset 5:45 p.m.    

Day Length:   10 hours, 41 minutes

Moonrise:   7:34 am.                                       Moonset:  7:45 p.m.

On this date in history ...

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Tue February 5, 2013
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Tuesday February 5, 2012

  • 36th Day of 2013 / 330 Remaining
  • 43 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:7:09
  • Sunset:5:38
  • 10 Hours 29 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:2:55am
  • Moon Set:1:03pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 25 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • February 25 @ 12:28pm
  • Full Snow Moon
  • Full Hunger Moon

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east

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