Forecast as of Friday midnight:
We are meeting at Planet Veg to order some foods to go and then heading to the beach to celebrate Solstice and the Supermoon.
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, with the sun rising at 5:07 am and setting at 9:22 pm. After Solstice, the days get progressively shorter. Let's mark this very special time of year!
Supermoon: This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. May's full moon was also a supermoon. But the June full moon is even more super! In other words, the time of full moon falls even closer to the time of perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth.
Our group will be on the beach, on the sand, in front of the restaurant, close to the water. You will need to look for us but as we will be a large group, if you look around, you should be able to spot us easily.
All those registered for this event, who bring their own take out containers, will get 15% off their order at Planet Veg.
June solstice is the longest day of the year because the length of time between sunrise and sunset on that day is the yearly maximum. Daylight on Solstice this year will last 16 hours and 15 minutes.
We won't probably leave before 10 pm, because we want to see the moon, but you can come at any time between 6:30 and 7:30 and leave any time you want.
Please bring a blanket or a towel (everyone owns a towel) to sit on and candles if you have them.
As ever, in the off chance of rain, the event will be postponed.