*****Full Moon Fast Paced DC Down Town Twilight Hike series******
Let's get moving and get into shape by committing walking, hiking or running at least 2 times a week.
This is our new full moon twilight hike series. We will hike every full moon night in year 2016 if the weather allows. The hiking route may vary depending on the specific month to avoid the crow or to go pass some outdoor event locations.
Full moons in 2016: Full moon names date back to Native Americans. Some tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. This is when full moons will occur in 2016, according to NASA: http://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html
And here's how a full moon works: Just a phase
The moon is a sphere that travels once around Earth every 27.3 days. It also takes about 27 days for the moon to rotate on its axis. So, the moon always shows us the same face; there is no single "dark side" of the moon. As the moon revolves around Earth, it is illuminated from varying angles by the <a>sun</a> — what we see when we look at the moon is reflected sunlight. On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, which means sometimes it rises during daylight and other times during nighttime hours.
Sunset time: 5:53pm. http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/washington-dc
1. Making new friends, getting active and social with the club members while enjoys the Capital city's twilight and full moon views.
2. Training ourself to hike longer and faster.
Mileages: 3-4 miles.
Pace: 3.0 -3.5 mph. Moderate pace.
Gear: Please have a flush light or head lamp.
Please wear good walking shoes, dress in layers and warm; bring enough water. NO high heels. It's a long walk. Be prepared.
If you drive: you can park at East Potomac Park. It's free.
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