CELEBRATE FALL: Equinox Sunset Watch Friday at Solstice Park with Alice Enevoldsen

Will we see the sun this Friday evening, lining up with that marker at Solstice Park, hours after the Fall Equinox? Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen at the park to find out! Here’s her announcement:

It’s time for the 34th seasonal sunset watch!

We’ll also share eclipse stories and favorite moments or pictures from Cassini (RIP, now part of Saturn). If you drew a picture of the eclipse, either before or after, I would absolutely love to see it.

When: Friday, September 22 at 6:55 pm (so come at 6:35 pm)
Actual sunset is supposed to be at 7:06 pm, but we have noticed that the Sun sets about 10 minutes earlier than the USNO says, because of the horizon altitude.

The equinox moment is Friday, September 22 at 1:02 pm.

Where: Solstice Park – all the way up the hill from the tennis courts

Who: Everyone welcome, as usual. (Please do leash your dogs as we usually have a good number of people, kids, and other dogs around.)

I’ll be there even if it is cloudy because sometimes the Sun peeks through just as it begins to set, but if it is driving rain or a thunderstorm I’m staying home with some tea!

Moonset on Friday, by the way, is 8:40 pm, and Alice notes that it’ll be a waxing crescent with seven percent of its disk illuminated.

P.S. If you don’t know where to find Solstice Park – Alice explains on her website.

1 Reply to "CELEBRATE FALL: Equinox Sunset Watch Friday at Solstice Park with Alice Enevoldsen"

  • Mary September 23, 2017 (6:28 am)

    Lovely event last night, as always! Thanks Alice! I always learn something new and am reminded of the basics (earth’s North Pole axis always (always!) points to the North Star). It was fun to reminisce about the eclipse.

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