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December 21, 2023 (Thursday)

Time Zone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

• Day numbers: 355

• Week number: 51

• Leap year: 2023 is not a leap year

• Daylight Saving Time: No

Sunrise, Sunset Times for December 21, 2023 (Thursday)

• Sunrise time: 07:26 am

• Sunset time: 04:51 pm

• Day length: 09h 25m

• Source: suntoday.org

Moon Phase for December 21, 2023 (Thursday)

• Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous

• Illumination: 73%

• Moon Age: 9.72 day(s)

• Source: mooninfo.org

December 21, 2023 Holidays and National Days

December 21 in History

A suicide bomber attacks the forward operating base next to the US military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, killing 22 people; it is the deadliest suicide attack on US soldiers during the Iraq War.
The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
Popocatepetl, a volcano in Mexico spews forth gases and ash after nearly a half-century of dormancy.
Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, an hour after departure. All 259 passengers were killed in the explosion caused by a bomb– hidden inside an audio cassette player — that detonated inside the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet. A shower of airplane parts falling from the sky also killed 11 Lockerbie residents.
500,000 Chinese students gather in Shanghai’s People’s Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press.
American draft evaders gather for a holiday dinner in Montreal, Canada.
Four pacifists are indicted in New York for burning draft cards — Thomas C. Cornell, 31, co-secretary of the Catholic Peace Fellowship; Roy Lisker, 27, a volunteer of the Catholic Worker Movement; James E. Wilson, 21, a volunteer at the Catholic Worker Movement and a member of the Fellowship for Reconciliation; and M P, Edelman, a full-time worker for the War Resisters League.
Great Britain’s House of Commons votes to ban the death penalty.
The Turk minority riots in Cyprus to protest anti-Turkish revisions in the constitution.