‘Supermoon’ over West Seattle: Most-watched moonrise ever?

(Photo by David Rosen from SlickPix Photography)
Thanks to the photographers who shared their views of tonight’s “supermoon” moonrise (explained here – the closest-to-Earth point in its orbit). We were out watching it too, but these photos are all better than ours.

((Photo by Mike Scharer)
Though the moon was first visible coming up from behind the Cascades if you were looking east from the southern half of West Seattle, it eventually was visible from further north:

(Photo by R.C. Eng)
This is the crowd on Hamilton Viewpoint. We spotted gatherings like this in many places, especially along east Alki.

(Photo by R.C. Eng)
Next natural phenomenon: Very high tide, early tomorrow morning (12.3 feet at 5:45 am, highest tide of the month).

ADDED 11:38 PM: More just came in (thank you!):

(Photo by Patrick McCaffrey)
As that one demonstrates – as the moon rose, it took on something resembling its normal coloration (an hour after we watched the moonrise from Sunrise Heights, with reddish hue like most of these photos show, we saw it again over the hill that’s southeast of central Alki, and by then, it was a more normal silvery-white) –

(Photo by Jim Clark)
But the early view remains the most striking:

(Photo by Kai McNichols)

9 Replies to "'Supermoon' over West Seattle: Most-watched moonrise ever?"

  • clark5080 March 19, 2011 (11:38 pm)

    Over the Cascades not the Olympics
    Nice Shots David

    • WSB March 19, 2011 (11:46 pm)

      Thanks, augh, still working on it, will fix that, I know better but brain misfired … TR

  • clark5080 March 19, 2011 (11:53 pm)

    You are forgiven

  • Noelle March 20, 2011 (12:11 am)

    Beautiful night! Beautiful photos!

  • Halyn March 20, 2011 (3:06 am)

    Argh, I’m so irritated…I completely forgot about the supermoon…I remembered around midnight, and of course that was too late to see the moon all huge and glowy in the sky. It looked like a normal sized moon at midnight. I guess I’ll have to catch the big moonrise in eighteen years when the moon perigees again. :(

  • blueemerald March 20, 2011 (6:26 am)

    The full moon is always such a spectacular sight, I think. Especially when it presents like this!
    Thanks so much for posting these photos so every reader could share the sight!

  • redblack March 20, 2011 (6:40 am)

    lunatics! :)

  • Maureen March 20, 2011 (9:58 am)

    Don’t wait another eighteen years! The moon should put on another good show when it rises today. I’m going to head to this viewpoint tonight on Alki. Thanks for posting such great pics!

  • Will March 21, 2011 (1:14 pm)

    Very nice pics. It’s too bad nobody posted a picture of the moon close to sunset set. It was amazing looking west over the Puget Sound as the moon cast its shadow. Don’t ask what I was soing up so late! Again, great Pics!!

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