May 1, 2020

The Moon Almanac

May 1, 2020

Waxing gibbous moon

Moon’s age: 8 days 15 hours (at noon EST)

Fraction of the Moon illuminated: 54 percent (midnight EST) 59 percent (noon EST)

On this day in 1941, New York City hosted the premier of Orson Welle’s film masterpiece, Citizen Kane. From the review in Time Magazine: “Orson Welles treats the audience like a jury …”

On this day in 1978, an employee of the Digital Equipment Corporation sent an unsolicited email on ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet, regarding new computer products from his company. This is believed to be the birth of spam.




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…

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