The Health Alternatives & Sustainability Event Calendar for Southern Colorado

From Mountain Peaks to Sand Dunes, Southern Colorado is full of variety. It is a great place to live and a fun place to visit.

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SOCOhas.com features a wide variety of events including festivals, races, classes and so much more.

Sep
20
Mon
September Full Moon
Sep 20 @ 5:45 pm – 5:45 pm

September’s full moon begins at 5:54pm MDT (Denver) on the 20th

It is called the  Harvest Moon because it is the  moon closest to the Fall Equinox.

It is also called the Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, Barley Moon, and Hungry Ghost Moon

Sep
22
Wed
Fall Equinox
Sep 22 @ 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

The Fall Equinox begins at 1:20pm

The Fall Equinox is also called the Autumnal Equinox.  In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the 1st day of fall; in the Southern Hemisphere, it is the 1st day of spring  The Equinox is the day when the sun crosses the equator which in theory makes 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.  What is cool about the day is that the sun should rise exactly in the east and set in exactly in the west.

The equinox happens at the exact moment across the planet.  The time represented here reflects our Mountain Daylight Time.

Sep
29
Wed
Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods
Sep 29 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm

Motorless mornings are returning to the park after a year off.  During Covid, traffic in the park decreased allowing pedestrians, hikers and bikers to enjoy their surrounding.  Traffic is up again in the park.

The dates for motorless mornings are May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29, the last Wednesdays of each month. Skateboards aren’t allowed on these mornings.

Parking is available at the lot off the main entry along Gateway Road, or at the visitor center across from there, or at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post reached from Beckers Lane in Manitou Springs.

Oct
6
Wed
New Moon – October
Oct 6 all-day

October’s New Moon begns at 5:05am MDT (Denver)

Oct
20
Wed
October Full Moon
Oct 20 @ 6:19 pm – 7:19 pm

October’s full moon begins at 8:57am MDT (Denver) on the 20th

It is also called the  Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Hunter’s Moon, and Sanguine Moon

Nov
4
Thu
New Moon – November
Nov 4 all-day

November’s New Moon begins at 3:14pm MST (Denver)

Nov
7
Sun
Daylight Savings Ends
Nov 7 @ 2:00 am – 2:00 am

Time falls back.

When you awaken today, remember to check your clocks.  These days most digital clocks automatically reset; analog ones need to be reset 1 hour back.  8:00am rolls back to 7:00am, giving you an extra hour of sleep.

Nov
19
Fri
November Full Moon
Nov 19 @ 2:00 am – 2:00 am

November’s full moon begins at 1:59am MST (Denver) on the 19.

It is also called the Frost Moon, Frosty Moon, Beaver Moon, Snow Moon

Dec
4
Sat
New Moon – December
Dec 4 all-day

December’s New Moon begins at 12:43am MST (Denver)

Dec
18
Sat
December Full Moon
Dec 18 @ 6:28 pm – 7:28 pm

December’s full moon begins at 9:37pm MST (Denver) on the 18th.

It is also called the Cold Moon, Oak Moon, Moon before Yule, Long Night Moon

The Yule reference is to the Pagan holiday Yule which coincides with Winter Solstice

The Long Night Moon coincides with Solstice which is the shortest day of the year in this hemisphere, and the longest night.

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