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CANCELED: Full Moon Viewing Event

May 5, 2023 @ 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to predicted rain and cloudy weather. Check event calendar for future events.

Full moon by Sheila Coll

Isn’t it a delight to spend an evening with a familiar face? We invite you this spring to spend an evening with the world’s most brilliant and recognized face, the full moon! Did you know that no matter where you are on the earth, you will only ever see the same side of the moon? The rate of the moon’s rotation is in perfect alignment with its orbit around the earth, meaning its “face” is always directed towards earth, leaving the “dark side” only available for direct viewing by satellites (and lucky astronauts). We are delighted to once again come face to face with its dependable presence during our spring full moon events. During this month’s event we will gather at a breathtaking vista point and welcome the glowing moon as it emerges into the night sky. There will be a telescope available for an up-close viewing experience and we will roast marshmallows and make our own “moon pies”.

What to bring: Dress for the crisp, cool night and pack flashlights loaded with fresh batteries. 

Note: Strong winds or rain will cancel.  


“Flower Moon” viewing 

Date: Friday, May 5

Time:  8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: China Camp Point Parking Lot

Difficulty: Easy. Wheelchair accessible.

Note: This event will be a stationary meeting at the China Camp Point parking lot with telescopes and tasty treats. This event is suitable for all ages. 



Free for FOCC members; $5 for non-members.

Space is limited; reservations required.

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.


Photo: Sheila Coll


May 5, 2023
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm