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Fall Equinox Sunset Watch 2012

It’s time for the 14th seasonal sunset watch!!


Sunset on September 23, 2011 Image credit: Jason Gift Enevoldsen

Come watch the autumn equinox sunset at Solstice Park in West Seattle on Saturday the 22nd. We’ll see if the sunset lines up with the placed marker. 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 some hot tea!

If you’re interested – here’s the timing of various celestial events ¬†from Seattle, courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department: [1]

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Seattle, King County, Washington (longitude W122.3, latitude N47.6):

Saturday 22 September 2012 Pacific Daylight Time

Begin civil twilight 6:26 a.m.
Sunrise 6:57 a.m.
Sun transit 1:02 p.m.
Sunset 7:06 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:37 p.m.

Moonset 10:48 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise 2:45 p.m.
Moon transit 7:17 p.m.
Moonset 11:52 p.m.
Moonrise 3:31 p.m. on following day

First quarter Moon on 22 September 2012 at 12:41 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

This event is my part of the NASA’s Solar System Ambassador program, and thanks to West Seattle Blog [4] for publicizing the last few!

Everyone is welcome, see you there!

~ A l i c e !