West Seattle Weather Watch: Solstice, sunset, maybe a little snow

The Winter Solstice is at 9:47 our time this morning; less than 7 hours later, you’re invited to join West Seattle astro-expert Alice Enevoldsen for winter solstice sunset-viewing at Solstice Park. Alice says on her Alice’s Astro Info website, “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 sleet I’m staying home with a hot cup of tea.” Anything could happen, says the latest “forecast discussion” – possibly some showers Monday night with snow. But if it’s fairly calm as sunset approaches, Alice’s site also explains (with a custom map) where to find Solstice Park. (Photo by Kevin McClintic, from Alice’s autumn-equinox event at the park.)

2 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Solstice, sunset, maybe a little snow"

  • Alice December 21, 2009 (3:24 pm)

    Okay, those of you curious, I’m declaring the solstice sunset viewing event as STILL ON. :) See you there!

    Follow my Twitter stream for further updates (@alicesastroinfo) because I won’t be posting here or anywhere else while I’m out and about.

  • Alice December 21, 2009 (5:10 pm)

    Success! About 25 people showed up over the course of the half hour I was there. Next year I’ll call the event half an hour earlier so we don’t lose the Sun in the trees, since from Solstice park it “sets” a bit earlier.

    Also, some folks were asking for the history of Solstice Park (a.k.a. the old Lincoln Park Annex). Everything I know is here: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/lincolnannex.htm

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