Coming to Bonaire this weekend? There will be a total lunar eclipse on September 27th and 28th. This eclipse will be visible in totality from Bonaire and the surrounding region.
According to NASA, on the night of September 27th, 2015, a supermoon lunar eclipse will be viewable in the night sky for those living in North and South America. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin on September 27th at 9:07 PM and will end at 00:27 AM on the 28th. Totality will occur on Bonaire at 10:11 PM and will end at 11:23 PM, with the greatest eclipse occurring at 10:48 PM.
If you have come to Bonaire before, you probably know that we normally enjoy clear skies, which will provide a great opportunity to view this infrequent lunar event. It also provides a unique opportunity for those who enjoy photography to capture something unusual. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the entire moon passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. During the total phase (totality), the moon turns a vibrant red color. These are easy to see as well, with the unaided eye and shows just why these special moons are called Blood Moons.
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Jong Bonaire annual fundraising activity has added new activities to the event. Jong Bonaire organizes this big event each year as a major fundraiser for the island’s youth development program. This year’s event will include several swim competitions for those who want to test their skills in a race.
Sponsored by Jong Bonaire in conjunction with the Barracuda Swim Club, the competition races will begin at 9 am on Sunday, October-4th. All participants must be pre-registered before the swim starts. Registration will be at Jong Bonaire on Saturday, October-3rd from 17:00 to 19:00 at Kaya Libertador Simón Bolívar 16. Tel: 717-4303. There will be a last chance to register on the beach from 7 to 8 am on Sunday before the event.
The swim competitions will be held one hour before the start of the large public swim. There will be official timekeepers and spotters at Eden Beach and on Klein Bonaire.
For the competitive swim, the cost will be $25. Cost of the Public Swim to Klein is $15 for adults; children under 12 are $10. Safety boats and the Korpa Mariniers (Coast Guard) will accompany the swimmers in both directions.
The swim competition races include separate categories for men and women and within each category there will be separate races for ages 14 to 20, 21 to 30 and 31+. It is expected that the races will take about 30 minutes.
In addition to the new competitive events, the Jong Bonaire Swim will also feature a Caribbean Beach BBQ after the swim, starting at 11:30 am, along with a steel band to add to the festivities. The BBQ will cost $10 for swim participants and $15 for non-swimmers. Children under 12 will pay $7.50.
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World Clean Up Day at Bonaire
Plans for September-19th? It’s Saturday! And Selibon N.V. will organize an event called “World Clean Up” for the 3rd time this year. This event will start at 8:00 am and it will last till 12:00 pm.
The focus is collecting as much litter as possible all over Bonaire, in one day, also, the mission with this event is to increase awareness of the population living on Bonaire regarding the problem of litter and rubbish over the Island.
It’s important to let people know that the cleanliness of Bonaire is often a top reason visitors say they prefer Bonaire over other Caribbean vacation destinations.
Would you like to participate? Fill in this registration form and send it by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or hand it in at Selibon at Kaya Industria #20.
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