November 5, 2018

5 Nov

November 5, 2018

Waning crescent moon

Moon’s age: 27 days 1 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 7 percent (midnight EST)  5 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1872, political activist Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women voted for president in that year’s federal election, casting their votes in the Eight Ward, Rochester, New York. Twelve days later, all were arrested for the crime of voting without a legal right to do so. After lengthy legal proceedings, they were found guilty and fined $100 and court costs. Anthony refused to pay the fine, and never did. The three election inspectors who had allowed the women to cast their votes were also charged and found guilty; they were fined $25 each, and also refused to pay the fines – they were later pardoned by President Grant.

On this day in 1968, Shirley Chisholm was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first black woman elected to Congress. She represented the state of New York.

 

The 2019 Moon Calendar is currently available from The Experiment Publishing. The 2019 Moon Almanac and The Moon Book 3rd Edition are also available. Click through for purchase options.

The Moon Almanac 2019 by [Long, Kim]      

 

DEFINITIONS

Times. Time of day is indicated as UT (Universal Time), EST (Eastern Standard Time), CST (Central Standard Time), MST (Mountain Standard Time), and PST (Pacific Standard Time). To figure Daylight Saving Time when in effect locally, subtract one hour from the time indicated for a U.S. time zone. Because of the time difference between UT and North America, at the time of a full moon or other moon phase, the date may fall a day earlier in the United States (indicated when this occurs).

Fraction of the Moon illuminated. The percentage of the front (visible) side of the moon that is lit by sunlight, with 0 percent indicating a new moon (not visible) and 100 percent indicating a full moon (no shadow visible); quarter moons are 50 percent illuminated. Below 5 percent illumination, when the lit portion is a slim crescent (on the left side for a waning moon – “old crescent moon” and on the right side for a waxing moon – “new crescent moon”) it may not be visible in most locations. The percentage is computed by the Astronomical Applications Department/U.S. Naval Observatory. In the course of a 24 hour period, the percentage will either increase or decrease at a varying rate depending on the phase, with the slowest visible change occurring around the time of the full moon and the fastest visible change occurring around the time of the new moon. This is due to the effect of light from the sun illuminating the spherical surface of the Moon.

Moon’s age. One complete lunation (a complete cycle from one new moon to the next new moon) occurs in an average of 29.5 days. The “moon’s age” is the number of calendar days from the time of the new moon, shown here with the number of hours depicted as a rounded number. The figure listed is for noon, EST.

©  Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Kim Long.

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