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Blue Moon at the Getty Center 8/31


About the EVENT___________________________

Dear Friends,

It is a good time to put ourselves in the nature of change and enjoy the wonder of the universe. We will see a full moon rising at 7:13 pm and watch the sun sets into the ocean at 7:19 this Friday evening.  I plan to spend the whole afternoon in Getty Center museum then go out to the garden area to watch moon and sun and practice Tai Chi from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

It will be around 70 degrees next weekend. By the evening, temperature may suddenly drop along the shore line. You may like to read on for more information about blue moon and places we can meet.


About the GETTY CENTER___________________________

FRIDAY – The Getty Center is open-  10:00 am  –  9:00pm
TCSociety gathering:  Garden area-  6:00  –  8:00 pm

Admission information:

  • -Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE
  • -no reservations required
  • -parking is $15.
  • -groups are welcome!

Learn more about arranging a group visit.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.


About the BLUE MOON___________________________

About a blue moon —

It’s very rare that you would see a blue-colored moon, although unusual sky conditions – certain-sized particles of dust or smoke – can create them. Blue-colored moons aren’t predictable. So don’t be misled by the photo above. The sorts of moons people commonly call Blue Moons aren’t usually blue. For more about truly blue-colored moons, click here.

Now on to folklore’s Blue Moons. Every month typically has a full moon (although sometimes February doesn’t). In fact, our word for “month” comes from the word “moon.” Most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. So whether you define a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month – or the third full moon of four in a season – the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there are more full moons than is ordinary.

Blue moon as second full moon in a month. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month.

The time between one full moon and the next is close to the length of a calendar month. So the only time one month can have two full moons is when the first full moon happens in the first few days of the month. This happens every 2-3 years, so these sorts of Blue Moons come about that often.

When is the next Blue Moon, according to this first definition? August 31, 2012.


JOIN US!!! All are welcome.


Let us energize our new year with Tai Chi!

Dear Friend,

You and your family and friends are invited to a special Spring Tai Chi session – free for beginner and all levels.

Douglas Park Tai Chi Santa Monica

Location: Douglas Park in Santa Monica (Wilshire Blvd & 25th Street)

Date: January 15, Sunday

Time: 9:30 to10:30 a.m.

What to wear: comfortable dress with flat shoes

What to bring: Friends and family


TC Hou
Tai Chi does A life Good

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8-1-2009 Getty Center Tai Chi Sunset Moon Rise

My Dear Friend,

On this coming Saturday, 8/1, Sun will set at 7:55 and Moon will rise at 5:12 p.m. I plan to enjoy that evening at Getty Center, practicing my Tai Chi in the garden under the Sun and Moon, watching the color change from the mountain to the ocean.

There are only few times in a year, mother nature offers us scene like this. If you like to break away from your daily routine and enjoy it with me, please feel free to do so.

Let us meet at: Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300

Practice: Simple and effective breathing with Tai Chi movements
Time : 6:00 to 8: 00 p.m

TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good