Our next Full Moon Picnic will be Fri Dec 28th from 5:30 PM - 7 PM. The full moon will rise about 5:50 PM. It will be an After-The-End-Of-The-World Celebration. However if the world does end tomorrow as some people claim is predicted by the Mayan calendar, in that case the Full Moon Picnic will be cancelled.
This full moon was known to American Indians as the Full Cold Moon or Full Long Night Moon, for the chilling reasons. During December nights are the longest and darkest of the year; the moon is above the horizon for a long time with the highest trajectory of the year while the sun follows its lowest trajectory.
The winter solstice, marking the first day of winter and the longest night of the year is Dec. 21. The full moon will follow its highest trajectory of the year while the sun follows its lowest path in the sky.
WHAT: Everyone brings food and drink to share. Hot food and hot drinks are HIGHLY recommended.
WHERE: Pont des Arts. We'll gather around a bench on the Left Bank side of the bridge. Nearest metros: Pont Neuf and Louvre-Rivoli.
WHEN: Friday, December 28, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHY: Share one of the most memorable sights in Paris with some of the nicest people around.
WHO: You and your friends.
HOW to find us: Shouldn't be hard. We'll be the ones with red cheeks, chattering teeth and glazed eyes (all from the hot grog. What else?) We'll also be the ONLY ones on the bridge. Keep your eyes out for a small white telescope on tripod if the sky is clear. Check in by cell phone if you can't find us:[masked] 97.
THEME: End of Days.
PUZZLER: If the world ends on Dec 21st, does that mean you don't have to pay taxes for 2012?
PUZZLER ANSWER: No, you still have to pay. The world may end, but not the tax collector.
ciao for niao,