Fall Equinox Observance

Meet at the reconstructed Woodhenge. Arrive by 6:20 am. to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle calendar. Each year the UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts a solstice celebration atop 100-foot-high Monk's Mound.


Free.

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the "autumnal (fall) equinox" in the northern hemisphere. However, in the southern hemisphere, it's known as the "spring (vernal) equinox". On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world.


We can meet at Cahokia or if anyone is interested in carpooling, post a comment and we can start a carpool thread under the discussion tab.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located:
30 Ramey Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

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  • Stacey

    What a beautiful crisp first autumn morning! I had no idea how to find you guys there but I’ve wanted to see the sunrise at Cahokia for a while, so thanks for being my inspiration to go…

    September 22, 2013

  • Geoffrey

    I went to the site but went off to another place to commune. Hope you enjoyed it. There were more people than I expected.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    City diner for breakfast if any one is interested :)

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Don H.

    Ok i found alex and the right area

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jess - are you here?

    September 22, 2013

  • Don H.

    Im here

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Renee and I are at the middle poll

      September 22, 2013

  • Geoffrey

    Anyone looking to carpool? Post here!

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can meet you along 55 :) Whereabouts works best do you think?

      September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Renee and I are meeting, 5:40 at the Subway lot off Bayless and 55. This will be fun!

      September 21, 2013

  • Cyndy S.

    Anyone know how long the ceremony lasts?. I have to work at 7am, about 3miles away

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested provided a carpool is available.. Live close to 170. Appreciate a post..

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry i cannot make it - was really looking forward to finally meeting you guys!

    September 21, 2013

  • Natalie

    I'd love to do this but 6am the day after my bday is probably a bad idea...

    July 10, 2013

    • April P.

      lol, it's the day after my friends wedding for me! haha. Ought to be interesting:P

      September 19, 2013

  • April P.

    I might actually be able to go to this now....I hope!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll carpool. I'm in S City

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to do this but I can't climb the 100 ft. mound right now. Maybe by March.

    September 16, 2013

  • Don H.

    Yes for now.

    June 7, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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