Wed, Jan 31 2018 - Blue Moon Rise and Sunset - ’Twice in a Blue Moon’ (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Charlie Cottingham, Mark
Participants:Mark, Charlie Cottingham, Mer, Pat B, Huiling, Mark W, Bob J, Joy, Patti R, Deanna, Scott P, Sunae, Sue M., Debi V, Pat, Jane H, Shir K.

Write Up:

We had a good time on this "sunset + moonrise" experience - just 11 hours after an equally unforgettable pre-dawn "lunar-eclipse-moonset + sunrise" summit hike that several in our group had also enjoyed.
  Having been blessed with fair weather all day,  our Walkup Trail hike was rewarded by fine views of the big, round and reddish "post-eclip-aliptic blue-blood" full moon.  We relaxed atop the mountain by the tramway tower and watched it slowly rise on the eastern horizon over Stone Mtn Lake, about 25 minutes after an equally colorful sunset over Atlanta's skyline in the west.
  Thanks to Mark for suggesting that we offer both of these awesome skygazing experiences and for his friendly and creative co-leadership. -Posted by Charlie, Fri Feb 2nd