Outdoor San Diego Entries for June, 2009

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Latest Sunset of the Year Tonight

8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time in San Diego marks the latest sunset of the year, this Saturday, June 27 -- ...

Cobbled Shorelines, Colorful Foliage, and June Bugs

Cobbled Shorelines are greeting some beachgoers early this summer season, as in past years. North County beaches tend to suffer ...

The Best Grunion Runs

June's best grunion runs could occur Monday through Thursday, June 22 through June 25, roughly during the hours of 10 ...

The Tides of June

Extreme High and Low Tides for June occur near the month's end. Highest tides of around +7.0 feet happen at ...

Where's the Moon Been Lately?

Happily hanging out in the early morning sky until Monday, June 22, when it reaches new-moon phase. It will return ...

Summer Solstice

The time when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky occurs this year at 10:46 p.m. Pacific Daylight ...

"Century" Plants

Agaves (a.k.a. century plants), are coming into bloom in many summer gardens this month. After a decade or more (not ...

2009's Earliest Sunrise

Earliest Sunrise This Year, reckoned in Daylight Saving Time, occurs June 14 at 5:38 a.m. This event occurs about a ...

Elderberry, Magnolia, and Buckwheat

Elderberry, two species of which range over most of San Diego County, is in full bloom this month. The flat-topped, ...

Ocean Water Temperatures

Ocean temperatures are rising into the mid- or high-60s this month, perhaps reaching the 70s in July and August. The ...

Full Moon This Weekend

The Full Moon Rises Majestically into a deeply darkened eastern sky at around 8:25 p.m., some 35 minutes after sunset, ...

June Gloom

The cool and intermittently overcast conditions likely to dominate the beach and coastal areas through the remainder of this month ...

Lilac of the South

Crape Myrtles are in bloom around San Diego this month through the end of summer. This smallish, vase-shaped tree blossoms ...

Western Azalea

The native rhododendron, Western Azalea, is blooming this month in scattered locations throughout the county's higher mountains. Fond of semi-shade, ...