Largest Moon of 2013 behind Santa Cruz light South

  • June 23, 2013 · 5:30 AM
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Current status of the event:  Supporters only.

There may well be fog which could prevent our seeing this line up. (Also be aware that heavy fog on 17 and through Scotts Valley often does not extend into Santa Cruz, although there may be high fog from the marine layer at the coast which may hide the moon.)

 

EVENT HOST(S): John Cincotta (Joolz Haugen is local logistics advisor)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

You might first want to read the "Must Read This" page as it may answer most of your questions.

The largest full moon of the year will set behind the the south Santa Cruz lighthouse just south of the Santa Cruz harbor.

GPS  36°57'42.96"N 121°59'55.71"W
moonset  6:10am
sunrise    5:49am

At 5:15 the moon will be above the lighthouse from
[masked], [masked] the moon will be 8.6 degrees above horizon.

The bathrooms on the beach are not open that early.  The bathrooms in the parking lot should be, however.  (See below for parking info.)

Let's meet afterwords for breakfast and a chat at Linda's Seabreeze Cafe which is on Seabright a block north of Murray St.  (If they're already packed, we'll go elsewhere, so keep in touch w/ the group.)

Here is a faked shot I made up in January moon and light shot with 400 mm on a 1.6x crop sensor
about 5:50-5:55 will give a similar view (i believe) the moon size may vary +-20%

BE ADVISED that I have been warned that there may very well be fog for this event so we may be fogged out.  We'll email you the day before and let you know what the fog situation was like in the days before the event.


SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (please read this first if you have questions)

  • You must join the waitlist to be eligible for the lottery which will determine who will be able to attend this event.
  • You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend.
  • This is an event for Supporters Only.  If there is space left over, some non-supporters will be let in.
  • People with prior No Shows will be ignored in the lottery and removed from attendance.
  • A no show to this event will be recorded.
  • You must withdraw from the event 3 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show.
  • Guests (1) are permitted.
  • Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show.


SCHEDULE
5:30 AM get there and setup

5:49 AM sunrise

6:10AM moonset

7:00AM  meet at Linda's Seabreeze Cafe (542 Seabright) for breakfast


WHAT TO BRING

  • headlamp and flashlight
  • warm sweater/jacket, hat, gloves - it can be very cold that time of the a.m. on the beach!
  • a liter of Gatorade or the equivalent
  • Snacks
  • Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery
  • Recommended Lenss go as long as you have the faked shot was 400mm on a 1.6x crop sensor
  • Intervalometer


DIRECTIONS

GPS  36°57'42.96"N 121°59'55.71"W

beach at the end of E. Cliff Dr. and 7th Ave

 

PARKING

Parking along the street is illegal until 6am.  There is however parking in the pay lot down the end of E. Cliff Dr. & 5th St., by the Crow's Nest, after the Marina parking area.  No one is likely to be there to collect payment that early.  If the gates do happen to be down, take a ticket and pay when you leave - it shouldn't be much.  There are public bathrooms kind of in the middle of that lot near the trash and recycling bins.

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  • Joolz H.

    Monday morning - hi everyone. Turns out it could have been worse - today it's raining!

    June 24, 2013

  • Titas C.

    It was disappointing due to fog!

    June 23, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    It was great meeting new people and see some familiar faces. Despite no sight of the moon, it was fun wandering around for other things to photograph...it was worth getting up early!

    June 23, 2013

  • Prashant P G.

    had an awesome time meeting some of you, even though the beauty decided to stay hidden behind the clouds :-). Here are some pics that I took this morning and last nite (from Mt Wanda). Sorry could not join for the breakfast..maybe next time...Enjoy :-) https://www.facebook.com/theyspeaktoo

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Joolz H.

    need to withdraw for medical reasons :(

    April 26, 2013

    • AJ V.

      We missed you Joolz yesterday. I hope everything is fine with you. Get well soon. And thanks for helping this event again.

      1 · June 23, 2013

    • Joolz H.

      Thanks AJ. I'm recovering although have had a few complications so it's taking longer than hoped! Hope you all enjoyed your morning on the beach in spite of being fogged out. :(

      June 23, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    It was nice considering we didn't get to see the moon. There were still interesting things to photograph

    June 23, 2013

  • john c.

    moon did not show

    June 23, 2013

  • Grant

    No moon :(

    June 23, 2013

  • Robert B.

    The Moon didn't show. Got a nice picture of the Lighthouse in the fog.

    June 23, 2013

  • AJ V.

    where is is the exact meetup location on Sunday?

    June 21, 2013

    • Mike

      AJ found the spot; moon didn't.

      1 · June 23, 2013

    • AJ V.

      Hahaha, I found the lighthouse but the supermoon was shy this morning.

      June 23, 2013

  • Robert B.

    I live near 30th Avenue and Capitola Road. It is foggy. I'll head down there and hope for a miracle. It's 57 degrees at my house which corresponds with the fog coming in.

    June 23, 2013

  • Hao C.

    Anyone departure? It seems cloudy everywhere

    June 23, 2013

  • Rene M.

    I will not be able to attend. I was on the waiting list and I didn't realize that I would automatically be RSVP'd. I have committed to something else.

    June 22, 2013

    • Joolz H.

      Rene, that's how the Meetup RSVP system works, so keep in mind that you're still responsible for your RSVP even if you're on the Wait List. That's why I send out reminders about double-checking your schedule and changing your RSVP if needed prior to the event.

      June 22, 2013

  • Nataliya A.

    Turns out that I have to work on Monday and have to get a good sleep that night. Enjoy!!!

    June 19, 2013

  • Ritesh P. S.

    Just cancelled my RSVP. Camera, lenses, filters, laptop, printer etc were stolen last night. Apologies for the last min cancellation.

    June 22, 2013

    • Eric H.

      Sorry to hear that. I hope your insurance covers it.

      June 22, 2013

  • Ritesh P. S.

    Last night there was a burglary in my home. My camera kit, lenses, filter etc was stolen. My apologies for the last minute cancellation.

    June 22, 2013

  • Titas C.

    I would be possibly bringing one guest. :)

    June 22, 2013

  • Kien N.

    I just cancelled my RSVP. I tried to contact another member to see if he was still interested but no response from him. Sorry about the late cancellation. :(

    June 18, 2013

    • Joolz H.

      Kien, you don't need to contact the next person. Meetup does that automatically.

      June 21, 2013

  • Abhishek S.

    I would definitely want to attend.

    June 20, 2013

  • jane c.

    cannot make this date-giving up my spot-good luck everyone!

    June 18, 2013

  • Shibu T.

    I could not make it as I have to drive from sacramento over night. I would really miss this event :(

    June 18, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    I assume we need to fill out the liability form & bring it with us, but I can't find it:(
    Look forward to this shoot! Praying for clear predawn skies!

    June 18, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Cross your fingers folks. I live in Santa Cruz and we have fog in the morning. I'll be watching the weather closely this week. I hope the fog stays away Sunday morning.

    June 17, 2013

  • Abhishek S.

    Trying my luck to see if I can get a spot :)

    June 15, 2013

  • allan c.

    I am SO sorry. My flight that day got moved from late afternoon to late morning. I am so so sorry to take up this spot for this long.

    May 24, 2013

  • Mike

    Do we want to rename this event "Fogged Out Folly" now, or wait until 6/23? :-)
    Whatever happens, I plan on having a fun time and hopefully getting some good pictures.

    2 · April 26, 2013

    • Joolz H.

      I like your rename of the event, Mike - it's the most likely possibility. It does happen, on occasion though that the marine layer disappears for a few days in the summer, so keep your fingers crossed. The downside is that those days are unmercifully hot, although early a.m. will be ok.

      May 2, 2013

  • Kien N.

    Possibly bringing one guest. :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Ritesh P. S.

    Hello, when will the RSVP's open for this event?

    April 24, 2013

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