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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Tue August 7, 2012
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August 07, 2012

220th day of 2012, 145 remaining

Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 8:12pm

69% of the moon is visible, setting at 12:04am, rising at 11:02pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 9:27am/10:39pm
High Tides: 3:48am/4:10pm

Special Celebrations today:

Preposterous Packaging Day

National Marriage Equality Day

National Night Out is Tonight

Professional Speakers Day

On this day in...

1782:George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart

1914: Germany invaded France

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Mon August 6, 2012
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August 6, 2012

Today is National Fresh Breath Day !

219th day of 2012, 147 remaining

Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 8:13pm

MoonRise: 10:31pm

Moonset: 11:06am

The Moon is waning Gibbous 79%

High Tide: 5:59am

Low Tide: 1:08pm

Special Celebrations today:

Today is National Fresh Breath Day

National Root Beer Float Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Picnic Day in Australia

National Pamper Yourself Day

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Fri August 3, 2012
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August 3, 2012

216th day of 2012, 150 remaining

Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 8:16pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 8:02am, rising at 9:01pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:53am/7:06pm
High Tides: 12:28pm/1:51pm

Special Celebrations today:

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Thu August 2, 2012
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August 2, 2012

On August 2, 1776, members of the Continental Congress began adding their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

215th day of 2012, 151 remaining

Sunrise: 6:15am
Sunset: 8:17pm

99% of the moon is visible, setting at 6:56am, rising at 8:29pm

Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 6:13am/6:17pm
High Tide: 1:14pm

Today's special celebrations:

Emancipation Day - St. Kitts & Nevis
Ilindan -Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia
Virgin of the Angels Day - Costa Rica
Saint Ilija - Serbia

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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Wed August 1, 2012
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August 1, 2012

Andrew Hallidie tested his original cable car design on this day in 1873.

214th day of 2012, 152 remaining

Sunrise: 6:14am
Sunset: 8:18pm

100% of the moon is visible, setting at 5:49am, rising at 7:53pm

By the way, August 2012 has two full moons.   That’s somewhat unusual. Most months only have one. But in cycles of 19 years, or 228 calendar months, seven to eight calendar months will always have two full moons. In other words, there’s a month with two full moons every two to three years. When it happens, the second one is popularly called a Blue Moon. The Blue Moon for 2012 will fall on August 31.

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