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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Fri June 5, 2015
Daily Almanac

June 05, 2015

World Environment Day

Today is Friday June 05, 2015 179 day of 2015,186 remaining Sunrise: 5:47 a.m. Sunset: 8:28 p.m. 14 hours and 40minutes of daylight today Moonrise: 11:10 p.m. Moonset: 8:54 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is : Gingerbread Day, Nt'l. Doghnut Day and World Environment Day on this day in.... 1595 - Henry IV's army defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise. 1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity. 1794 - The U.S. Congress prohibited citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.

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Thu June 4, 2015
KALW Almanac

Thursday, June 4, 2015

See 1992 below...the people have spoken!

155th day of 2015, 210 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49am
Sunset: 8:28pm

Moonset: 7:53am
Moonrise: 10:22pm (98% visible, waning)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:42am/2:44pm
  • Low: 7:24am/7:17pm

Special celebrations today...

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Wed June 3, 2015
KALW Almanac

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happy 29th, Rafa!

154th day of 2015, 211 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49
Sunset: 8:27

Moonset: 6:56am
Moonrise: 9:30pm (99% visible, waning)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:02am/1:59pm
  • Low: 6:44 am/6:31pm

Special celebrations today...

Martyr's Day - Uganda
Mabo Day - Australia
National Chocolate Macaroon Day
National Egg Day
Chimborazo Day
National Running Day
National Tailors Day

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Tue June 2, 2015
KALW's Daily Almanac

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's good to be the Queen...crowned this day in 1953!

153rd day of 2015, 212 remaining

Sunrise: 5:49 AM
Sunset: 8:26 PM

Full Moon today at 9:21am, called the "Strawberry Moon" by the native Algonquins, the "Rose Moon" by Europeans.

Tides at the Golden Gate
Low: 6:24am/6:10pm
High: 1:31pm

Special celebrations today include...

Republic Day - Italy
Botev Day (commemorating heroes who died for freedom) - Bulgaria

National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

On this day in...

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Mon June 1, 2015
KALW Almanac

Monday, June 1, 2015

See 1954 below...

152nd day of 2015, 213 remaining

  • Sunrise: 5:50am
  • Sunset: 8:26pm
  • Moonset: 5:21am
  • Moonrise: 7:37pm (96% visible)

Tides at the Golden Gate:

  • High: 12:32pm/11:25pm
  • Low: 5:31am/5:09pm

Of the many monthly celebrations, choose from the following what YOU'D like to celebrate:   JUNE IS...

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