How can a national participation moment (period) be planned? Impractical, but as an idea useful for imagining a rationale for this question:

Starting in NYC and moving across the country to San Francisco, at NYC sunset today, June 02,2020, someone in NYC "Bends a Knee" in support of an idea the nation is engaged in. As the sunsets across the nation, person(s) along an imaginary strait corridor stretching from NYC to SF,also takes a knee, and this cascades across the nation as the sunsets. When SF folks have spent 3 minutes on that knee, the entire country, NYC to SF, moves to their other knee and remains for 1 minute, then everyone rises, and heads back inside, or home.

Perhaps there are some extremely dedicated folks along that straight line in NYC that could manage to be be on one knee for the duration, rising only when the folks in SF do too.

Imagine that. I would like to try and pull it off, very soon but haven't a clue how to make a time line for it on social media, essentially twitter.

If this of interest to someone with greater standing on this site, a tag #SunsetTake1Knee might help this idea alone if it were to come to be. I just joined and have no rights for tagging.

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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? How to calculate sunrise and sunset on on a given date and location? $\endgroup$ – usernumber Jun 2 at 15:42
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    $\begingroup$ More of a coordination request than an astronomy question. $\endgroup$ – Mike G Jun 2 at 17:37
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    $\begingroup$ Wow. Thanks for the prompt feed back. I can easily see why it is considered off topic... $\endgroup$ – Greg - Traacker - Jun 2 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh - My feeling is that this kind of large-scale rewrite of a question into a different question is inappropriate without first getting consent from the user, regardless of whether that is with the intent of getting the question re-opened. This kind of thing has been raised on Meta before $\endgroup$ – antispinwards Jun 4 at 7:56
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    $\begingroup$ @antispinwards But this is not a different question; I've simply made clearer the astronomy part of the question that was already there and minimized the part that was off topic. This is a very new SE user's first question; sometimes the quickest way to explain how a question can be improved is to do it for them once. Since the intended application is time-sensitive I felt that getting good answers to on-topic questions was more important than making sure a new user jumps through a sufficient number of hoops to get there. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jun 4 at 10:11

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