Find Your Park After Dark: Shine on Harvest Moon

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Date: September 15, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 9:00 p.m. to Monday, September 28, 12:30 a.m., view the Harvest Moon from the parking area of the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Catch a glimpse of the moon as it undergoes a total lunar eclipse through telescopes shared by the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS). Bring your own binoculars for a personal view of the moon. Do not forget to bring a blanket and wear warm clothes to make your sky viewing more comfortable. Please park in the row furthest from the dunes with headlights facing M-109.

All sky programs offered by the National Lakeshore are free. Participants need only purchase the Park Entrance Pass or have an Annual Pass displayed in their vehicle to join in the fun. Programs will be cancelled if the sky is not visible due to weather conditions. The decision to cancel is usually made three hours in advance. Please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5005, for a voicemail message with the decision. For all evening astronomy events, bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car and bug spray, if needed. Park rangers and GTAS staff will wear red glow bracelets at the events.  

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Last updated: September 17, 2015

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