Archive for November, 2017

Supermoon 2017

Credit: Sky and Telescope

There will be a Supermoon December 3 and 4. A Supermoon is a new or full moon that comes close to Earth in its elliptical orbit; this is called a Lunar Perigee.

The full moon comes on December 3 and lunar perigee takes place on December 4.

The best time to observe the Supermoon is when the moon is near the horizon during either moonrise or moonset:

Sunday Morning, Dec. 3 –  Moonset — 6:45am
Sunday Evening, Dec. 3 –  Moonrise — 6:15pm
Monday Morning, Dec. 4 – Moonset — 7:56am
Monday Evening, Dec. 4 – Moonrise — 6:57pm

The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you — Neil deGrasse Tyson

NASA: A Supermoon Trilogy

Global Winter Wonderland 2017


Ready to spend money? Global Winter Wonderland returns Saturday 11/11/2017 through Sunday 1/7/2018 to Cal Expo.

There will be multi-colored illuminated landscapes celebrating holidays from around the world. Yup, general admission gets you in to see bright lights. It costs extra to go on the thrill rides, go ice skating and of course have food and shop.

Rides range from 3 to 5 tickets each to ride ($3.75 – $6.25); one ticket is $1.25. An Unlimited Ride Wristband is available for $36.00 (remember, that does not get you in the door).
Most of the children rides require a minimum height requirement of 36″. Thrill rides height requirements range from 42″ to 50″ depending on the ride.

Ice Skating is $12.00 for one 45-minute skate session (skate rental is included).

Adult General Admission (ages 13-61) — $18.00 *
Child/Senior General Admission (Ages 4-12 or 62+) — $16.00 *
Ages 3 & under General Admission — Free *
* Ride tickets still required for rides.

Tickets online (+ service fee), also available at the door.

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, 95815

Parking: $10.00

11/11/2017 — 1/7/2018

Sun 4:30 – 10:00 except 12/31 4:30 – 11:00
Fri 5:00 – 11:00 beginning 11/24
Sat 4:30 – 11:00
Monday – Thursday (weeks beginning 11/20, 12/25, 1/1) 5:00 – 10:00

Veterans Day Parade 2017

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“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

The 7th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2017 along Capitol Mall.

The parade not only include of veterans, but also includes military organizations, high school marching bands, vintage military vehicles and community organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts.

The event begins at 10:00am on the 5th Street main stage with a program “Saluting Our Veterans.” Following at 11:00 is the parade.

Capitol Mall Greens
1300 7th Street
Sacramento, 95814

(916) 808-6789

November 11, 2017
10:00 am – noon

Parking Services (plan ahead)

Fall Back 2017


This Sunday at 2:00 am, November 5, we turn our clocks back an hour as we return to Standard Time.

Remember, bars actually stop serving alcohol at 1:59 am, one minute before the clocks are set back one hour.

This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

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