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June 20 Summer Solstice Sunset Watch — 2016

It’s time for the 29th seasonal sunset watch!

Parent and Child at Sunset by Kazuhiko Teramoto [3]

Parent and Child at Sunset by Kazuhiko Teramoto, skyseeker

Come watch the sunset at Solstice Park in West Seattle. 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!

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

Solstice Moment: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:34:00 PM
Universal Time: June 20 22 34

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

Monday, June 20, 2016 Pacific Daylight Time
Sun
Begin civil twilight 4:31 a.m.
Sunrise 5:11 a.m.
Sun transit 1:11 p.m.
Sunset 9:11 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:52 p.m.
Moon
Moonrise 8:22 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit 1:05 a.m.
Moonset 5:47 a.m.
Moonrise 9:13 p.m.
Phase of the Moon on June 20, 2016: Full Moon at 4:02 a.m. (local daylight time)

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

Everyone is welcome, see you there!

~ A l i c e !