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Nov. Field Trip - Sunset / Last of the Milky Way

  • Ernest Coe Visitor's Center 40001 State Highway 9336 Homestead, FL, 33034 United States (map)

Hi folks, since the November member field trip to the Air Show was cancelled, I thought I’d come up with an alternative.

Let’s head down to Flamingo for a nice relaxing sunset from the camping area, and then as soon as it’s dark, capture the last of the Milky Way as it goes away for the winter. (Actually it never really goes away, the big ‘galactic center’ just isn’t visible to us as it’s up during the day). Anyway…

Sunset is at 5:37pm, crescent moon (11%) best at 6:46pm, and Astronomical Twilight ends at 6:55pm (nighttime). By 7pm we should have good dark skies to see the milky way. So do the NO CLOUDS dance!! :)

WHEN - Meet at 4:15pm
WHERE - Ernest Coe Visitor’s Center
WHAT - Sunset & Milky Way
RSVP - Let me know you’re coming! Click

Bring all of your camera gear. You may want a longer lens for sunset and the moon, and a wide angle for the milky way. Definitely bring a tripod and camera, of course! Remote shutter release cable/intervalometer, or use your camera’s timer.

Bring bug spray and your ThermaCells, you never know what the skeeters are up to out there. Better safe than sorry. Bring a lawn chair just in case! (Delfin… Haahaa) Snacks and beverages to keep hydrated. Whatever you need. We won’t be far from our vehicles so bring what you need to be comfortable.

Questions? Email me at the above email address and I’ll see if I can answer them for you. Hope to see you all there!

Earlier Event: November 3
Wings Over Homestead Air Show
Later Event: November 16
NASCAR Race Weekend