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September 22 Fall Equinox Sunset Watch–2017

It’s time for the 34th seasonal sunset watch!

We’ll also share eclipse stories and favorite moments or pictures from Cassini (RIP, now part of Saturn). If you drew a picture of the eclipse, either before or after I would absolutely love to see it.

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): Tuesday, Sept 22 1:02pm
Equinox Moment (UTC): Sept 22 20 02

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

Friday, September 22, 2017 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.
Moonrise 9:29 a.m.
Moon transit 3:09 p.m.
Moonset 8:40 p.m.
Closest Primary Moon Phase: New Moon on September 19, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. (local daylight time)

Phase of the Moon on September 22, 2017: Waxing Crescent with 7% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

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 !