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Coldwater Sunday, August 26, 2018 Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm
Park at pay meters on the road, $1/hour via credit card
Corn is the grain of civilizations. Bred in Native America it grew from the Andes to the coastal plains, from wet Florida to southwest deserts. Corn never grows wild and survives only under human care notes Jack Weatherford in Indian Givers. Developed from a grass to grow inside a husk, corn is protected from pests and weather but must be pollenated by human care. Potato, tomato, beans, corn and squash “The Indians gave the world three-fifths of the crops now in cultivation,” Weatherford reminds us.
Full moon walks have been held every month at Coldwater since 2000.
Sunset 8:01 pm  (44 minutes earlier than the previous full moon)
Moonrise 8:26 pm  (23 minutes earlier than last month’s full moon)
Exact minute of full moon 6:56 am
The year in daylight on full moon days:
August  14 hours, 25 minutes; 58 minute daylight loss
September  12 hours, 59 minutes; 41 minute daylight loss
October  11 hours, 17 minutes; 1 hour, 42 minute daylight loss
November  10 hours, 1 minute daylight; 1 hour, 16 minutes daylight loss
December  9 hours, 2 minutes daylight; 1hour, 1 minute daylight loss
January 1st 2018  8 hours, 52 minutes daylight; 10 minutes daylight loss
January 31st   9 hours, 45 minutes daylight; 23 minute daylight gain
March 1st  11 hours, 10 minutes daylight; 1 hour, 25 minute daylight gain
March 31st  12 hours, 44 minutes daylight, 1 hour, 34 minute daylight gain
April 29th  14 hours, 11 minutes daylight, 1 hour, 27 minute daylight gain
May 29th  15 hours, 17 minutes daylight, 1 hour, 6 minute daylight gain
June 27th  15 hours, 36 minutes daylight, 19 minute daylight gain No wonder the kids won’t go to bed!
July 27th  14 hours, 47 minutes daylight, 49 minute daylight loss
August 26th  13 hours, 31 minutes daylight, 1 hour, 16 minute daylight loss
DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters with a credit card for $1/hour. Smart to pay for 2 hours. Gather at the park entrance.
Contact Superintendent John Anfinson, john_anfinson@nps.gov, 651-293-8432 with concerns about no public parking.
All welcome. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear. We celebrate the full moon in all weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling out from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.
This gathering is free and open to the public.
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