(WSB photo from March 2015 – Alice @ spring-equinox sunset watch)
After an exceptionally soggy winter, spring officially starts at 3:29 am our time Monday. That means West Seattle’s own NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen will lead her quarterly change-of-seasons sunset watch at Solstice Park on Monday night. From Alice’s announcement:
It’s time for the 32nd seasonal sunset watch!
When: Monday, March 20 at 7:10 pm (so come at 6:45 pm)
Actual sunset is supposed to be at 7:23 pm, but we have noticed that the Sun sets about 10 minutes earlier than the USNO says, because of the horizon altitude.
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!
So far, the weather looks non-rainy!
P.S. As always, this event will be free, fun, low-key – drop in, drop out.
(Scene from spring 2016 sunset watch – Luca leaping onto the equinox marker at the park)
The park’s official address is 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW.
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