Sunset, Moonset

Took surprisingly long to find on either of the weather sites I regularly visit, but finally, and with a much nicer and more helpful graphic than I expected. In fact, I hadn’t expected a graphic, just the numbers, and I wasn’t even thinking about timing the moonset. But that’s a wonderful pattern to be reminded of, to see as a dynamic in the sky which once had a profound impact on human activity–these last few days, as the moon approaches full in its last quarter, we have the benefit of bright light for hours beyond the sunset. Folks made good use of this exterior lighting in agrarian days, here, and still do in the majority world, which lives without abundant artificial light. Then follows the shock of a dark night, right after sunset, in the day after the full moon night, since the moon now is rising roughly an hour past sunset more each day as it wanes. Only the loony venture out in the bight moonlight of the later and later night, then early morning moon as she wanes. I love that moon…

sunrise & set, moonrise & set for Thursday, November 11, Watsonville, CA, USA

sunrise & set, moonrise & set for Thursday, November 11, Watsonville, CA, USA


Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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