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attend Moonrise Picnic - Wed 27 Mar 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Pont des Arts

Ahoy there

The next Full Moon Picnic will be Wed March 27 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Moonrise will be about 8:10. Weather is predicted to be clear and 6º C.

The March full moon was known to Native Americans as the Full Worm Moon due to the fact that the thawing ground gives way to earthworms who say hello to the earliest robins. Other names include Full Crow Moon because of crows signaling the end of winter, Full Crust Moon because of crusty snow from thawing by day and freezing by night, the Lenten Moon between Mardi Gras and Easter, the Full Sap Moon because of tapping maple trees.

WHAT: Everyone brings food and drink to share. Warm food and hot beverages will make you most popular.

WHERE: Pont des Arts. We'll gather around a bench between the middle and the Left Bank side of the bridge. Nearest metros: Pont Neuf and Louvre-Rivoli.

WHEN:  Wed March 27 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WHY: Share one of the most memorable sights in Paris with some of the nicest people around.

WHO: You and your friends.

THEME: Spring has sprung.

HOW to find us: Keep your eyes out for a small white telescope on tripod next to a bunch of nice people speaking English, laughing, drinking and munching around a bench, near the middle of the bridge. Check in by cell phone if you can't find us:[masked] 97.

PUZZLER 1: Who took the biggest "baby picture" ever.

PUZZLER Answer 1: It's a picture made by Planck Mission to survey cosmic microwave background across the whole sky for remnant light from the Big Bang. It's a picture of the biggest thing (the universe) from longest ago (14 billion years) when it was the youngest we've ever seen (only 380,000 years old). The fluctuations in the image show variation in temperature which represents the differences in structures which eventually became galaxies, stars, planets and well, Donald Trump.

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PUZZLER 2: Why is a prosecutor in Ohio filing a criminal indictment against Punxsutawney Phil?

PUZZLER ANSWER 2 : Punxsutawney Phil is the famous groundhog who lied when he predicted spring would come early this year, based on not seeing his shadow when he emerged from his burrow at the Gobbler's Knob hill in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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Ciao for niao,
Captain Bob


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  • Tim H.

    The hot cider, cheerful interaction and splendid lighting on the monuments surrounding Pont des Arts last night made up for the cold, biting air and the hiding, full moon; somewhere up there an old man was searching (as were we) or, a cow was jumping, while we were left holding the spoon! TH

    March 28, 2013

  • strictlynoelephant

    sorry I could not make it, now I have to wait for another 28 days ;-((

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, jet lag got the best of me and I woke up quite late. Hope you'll all celebrating in full moon glory!

    March 27, 2013

  • strictlynoelephant

    will try my best to come, hopefully I'll find food on my way ;-) or chocolate at least ;-))

    March 27, 2013

  • Maureen

    I'm not there yet...still in Canada but hopeful about attending the next one. Amusez-vous bien!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In CT we have out own groundhog, he was wise and knew winter never ends in March!!

    March 23, 2013

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