2nd Annual Celebrate the Summer Solstice

We had a great time last year and I'm looking forward to a great time this year. I have planned this so that no vehicles are required. We will be walking and using the Metro to get around. If you want to have a car to get around that is fine. Just remember Saturday nights can be very difficult to find parking as we found last year. The Metro runs until 3am Saturday morning and then starts again at 7am just after we finish.

We will start at the Sylva Stage, just south of the Washington Monument. For those that will be joining us for the first time and want a quick seminar on Night and Low Light Photography I will be at the stage at 6:30pm. I will be more than happy to help with any questions that you might have.

Itinerary for the night - all times are approximations we will see how it goes through the night. Link to route map: http://goo.gl/maps/ipUd

7:30 to 7:45 pm Sylvan Stage (meet and greet)

7:45 to 8:00 pm Walk to World War II Memorial

8:00 to 8:50 pm World War II Memorial

8:50 to 9:15 pm Walk to Lincoln Memorial

9:15 to 10:00 pm Lincoln Memorial (meet at the stone bench to the left of the steps leading up to the memorial)

10:00 to 10:15 pm Walk to US Institute of Peace (a short walk North on 23rd street)

10:15 to 10:45 pm US Institute of Peace

10:45 to 10:55 pm Walk along 23rd street to Constitution Ave to Einstein Memorial

10:55 to 11:15 pm Einstein Memorial

11:15 to 11:30 pm Walk to Constitution Gardens Pond

11:30 to 12:15 pm Constitution Gardens Pond

12:15 to 12:30 pm Walk to The Elipse & White House

12:30 to 12:50 pm White House

12:50 to 1:10 am Walk to Federal Triangle Metro

1:10 to 1:30 am Metro to Union Station

1:30 to 2:15 am Snack time Au Bon Pain Union Station

Link to map for the rest of the Meetup: http://goo.gl/maps/mDIl

2:15 to 3:00 am Union Station

3:00 to 3:10 am Walk to Lower Senate Park

3:10 to 3:30 am Lower Senate Park Fountain

3:30 to 3:45 am Walk to US Capitol - East side

3:45 to 4:15 am US Capitol - East Side

4:15 to 4:25 am Walk to US Botanical Gardens

4:25 to 4:55 am US Botanical Gardens

4:55 to 5 am Walk to Capitol Reflecting Pool

5 to 6 am US Capitol West Side

6 to 6:10 am Walk to the Nat. Museum of the American Indian

6:10 to 6:45 am Nat. Museum of the American Indian

We Made It! Thanks for coming!

Sun and Moon Data for June 23rd and 24th:

        23 June 2012          Eastern Daylight Time          

        Begin civil twilight       5:12 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    5:44 a.m.                 
        Sun transit                1:10 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     8:37 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         9:09 p.m.                 

        Moonset                   10:35 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonrise                   9:41 a.m.                 
        Moon transit               4:28 p.m.                 
        Moonset                   11:07 p.m.                 
        Moonrise                  10:44 a.m. on following day
        24 June 2012          Eastern Daylight Time          

        Begin civil twilight       5:12 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    5:44 a.m.                 
        Sun transit                1:11 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     8:37 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         9:09 p.m.                 

        Moonset                   11:07 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonrise                  10:44 a.m.                 
        Moon transit               5:15 p.m.                 
        Moonset                   11:38 p.m.                 
        Moonrise                  11:48 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 24 June:   waxing crescent with 24% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.


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  • chris

    Great experience. Learned few tricks and tried some new ones as well. it was very nice meeting all of you.

    June 25, 2012

  • Rosina Di P.

    It was my first time, I enjoyed it very much every body was very helpful
    I am looking forward to the next meet up, with the right tools of course?

    June 25, 2012

  • Vincent K.

    We had a great time!

    June 25, 2012

  • Grace

    Awesome itinerary and great group of photographers! Learned several new things from others which was terrific. A great environment to share and gain new knowledge about the craft. Thanks so much!

    June 24, 2012

  • Vincent K.

    My mobile number should anyone need to call or text -[masked]-0486. Text is preferred. Don't forget to print or download the schedule to your mobile device incase you need to find the group.

    June 23, 2012

  • Vincent K.

    I hope everyone is charging their camera batteries in preparation for tonight! Its going to be a fun night.

    June 23, 2012

  • Rebecca

    Sounds like fun and I'd like to attend, but I won't be able to meet up with you guys until after 12 midnight. Is your itinerary pretty much accurate? I just don't want to walk around alone in the dark looking for you.

    June 22, 2012

  • Marilyn

    When will location be posted?

    June 18, 2012

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