Join us to celebrate the passing of the seasons from Summer to Autumn. The exact time of the Autumnal Equinox is Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:02pm CDT., however, we will be celebrating it on Saturday, September 23 at two times – sunrise and sunset! At Kinstone we have two alignments that help us observe the passing of Summer and arrival of Autumn. These events give us all a chance to experience both alignments on this special holy day.
This page contains details for our SUNRISE event (see a separate page for details on the Sunset event):
COST: Free, No Registration Required
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
6:30am – 7:30am Sunrise Gathering
Come experience the Autumnal Equinox sunrise as we gather in the center of The Three Witnesses sculpture at Kinstone. Given fair weather and clear skies, we will watch the sun as it crests the ridge and beams through the Equinox Window to light up the heart of the middle “witness”. Given cloudy or rainy weather, we will not see the sunrise, but will greet it ceremoniously regardless! This will be a quiet, meditative event with a short opening rite and reading. Witness the arrival of Autumn. Send Summer on its way with blessings. This gathering will last about 45 minutes to one hour. Actual sunrise is at 6:54am. However, with the topography specific to Kinstone, this time could be somewhat different.
This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Cancellation will occur in case of a major storm. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, scarves, hats and gloves if chilly!
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Autumnal Equinox Observance - Sunrise Gathering
September 23, 2017
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM