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March 20 Spring Equinox Sunset Watch — 2017

It’s time for the 32nd 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

Equinox Moment (Seattle): Monday, March 20, 3:29am
Equinox Moment (UTC):Mar 20 10 29

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Seattle, King County, WA (Longitude W122° 20′, Latitude N47° 38′)

Monday, March 20, 2017 Pacific Daylight Time
Sun
Begin civil twilight 6:41 a.m.
Sunrise 7:11 a.m.
Sun transit 1:17 p.m.
Sunset 7:23 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:53 p.m.
Moon
Moonrise 2:32 a.m.
Moon transit 7:13 a.m.
Moonset 11:54 a.m.
Phase of the Moon on March 20, 2017: Last Quarter at 8:58 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 !