West Seattle, Washington
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7:19 PM: Thanks to Craig B for that photo from Hamilton Viewpoint Park, where a sizable crowd was reported by sunset, awaiting a hoped-for view of the eclipsed supermoon. Are you seeing it yet?
(Added: Myrtle Reservoir Park photo, by Steph)
7:43 PM: Alice Enevoldsen tweets from Kevin Freitas‘s eclipse-viewing party that they’re seeing it – a hint of red:
— Alice's AstroInfo (@AlicesAstroInfo) September 28, 2015
7:47 PM: Moments later, we glimpsed it looking east from the top of the SW Genesee hill at Avalon.
(Added: Photo by WSB’s Christopher Boffoli)
8:16 PM: Via tweeted and e-mailed photos, and a brief spin around for a firsthand view, it’s clear LOTS of people are/have been out for a look:
— Pam Mandel (@nerdseyeview) September 28, 2015
8:40 PM: The eclipse has peaked but continues until its official conclusion at 10:22 pm, according to the timing listed here (Alice shared that link).
— ariana guerra (@photographappy) September 28, 2015
— Katy (@bluejayway) September 28, 2015
10:57 PM: All over! Next total eclipse of the moon, 2018. See all the phases of this one in Kevin Freitas’s chronicle of the (mentioned above) viewing party he hosted. And with this next photo from Chris Frankovich …
… it’s “good night, moon.”
(Click image for larger view)
Trileigh Tucker‘s view (that’s a plane leaving Sea-Tac)
And a last look at the “supermoon” before it set this morning, about 12 hours before it rose – from Lynn Hall:
You can check the moonset/moonrise (and sunset/sunrise) times ANY time via the WSB West Seattle Weather page, by the way.
Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this evening:
PACKAGE-THEFT VIDEO: This reader video is from 34th and Morgan, 6:43 pm this past Thurdsay:
Two people go through a gate, come back out, enter the next one, and when they emerge, the first person is carrying something extra – which the person whose system recorded the video says is the bag delivered to their doorstep from Macy’s. Let police know if the people in the video look familiar.
CAR BREAK-IN: In Upper Fauntleroy this morning, 4 am in the 8800 block of 40th SW, a car window was broken and “some sports gear of minor value stolen.” The victim says a neighbor’s security camera recorded it (we’re asking if they have any images to share) and that the “video showed that the people who did it looked into several cars with a flashlight before breaking into ours. Definitely a good lesson to not leave anything in your car (even though in our case it was just two small bags)!”
SPEAKING OF BAGS: The person who found this one thinks it’s probably discarded loot from a home or car break-in – it wasn’t far from what’s been a burglary/car-prowl hotspot lately – so take a look:
The finder says, “My husband found this backpack in the alley behind our house. (Between 35th & 36th, Findlay & Brandon). All of the zippers were open. There are some workout clothes and shoes still in it. I know there have been quite a few break ins lately. Would love to get it back to
its proper owner.”
4:21 PM: A big Seattle Fire response is on the way to a possible house fire in the 10200 block of 41st SW (map). More to come.
4:26 PM: First unit on scene said it appears to be a small fire on the deck.
4:46 PM: We confirmed that on scene. So small, firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly. No injuries, little damage, SFD left right after we got there.
Around 4 pm, Holland America Line’s Amsterdam and Noordam and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl are scheduled to sail out of Elliott Bay, ending the 2015 Seattle cruise season. According to the Port of Seattle‘s media advisory for the departures:
For the eighth year in a row, Port of Seattle cruise terminals welcomed over 800,000 revenue passengers. This year brought 192 cruise ship calls. Seattle’s cruise business — currently leading all cruise homeports on the West Coast in passenger volume — is responsible for over 3,600 jobs, $441 million in annual business revenue, and $17.2 million annually in state and local tax revenues. Each homeported cruise vessel brings $2.5 million to the local economy.
Amsterdam and Noordam are leaving Pier 91 in Magnolia; Norwegian Pearl is sailing from Pier 66 downtown.
Two more hours to get your recycle on – the stuff you can’t just put out in the bin – at the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee‘s fall “Recycle Roundup.” Check this “what they will and won’t take” list and then head to the parking lot at 9140 California SW for easy dropoff, with help from the 1 Green Planet crew, who were filling up two trucks when we stopped by at midmorning.
Big Sunday in The Junction. Seen while wandering through …
If you love chocolate, go see Andrea from Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, making a guest appearance at VAIN (WSB sponsor) until 3 pm as “Seattle Made Week” wraps up. VAIN is at 4513 California SW, on the west side of the street if you’re wandering the West Seattle Farmers’ Market, where you’ll find these gentle visitors today:
The “retired” greyhounds and their friends also are on the west side of the street. The market’s on until 2, as always, on California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon.
No, we’re not going to put up a countdown clock ticking away your shopping days, etc. But some advance work IS required for holiday bazaars and other events – including one that’s brand new this year and all about one of our favorite words, “local”:
The General Store Seattle (3400 Harbor Ave. SW; WSB sponsor) is uniquely dedicated to All Things Local. And so proprietor Claire E. Jones is organizing and presenting the first-ever (and first-annual) Live Life Local Collective Convention, noon-6 pm Saturday, November 7th, at West Seattle’s own Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
The event itself is just under six weeks away – but here’s what you can do right now:
*Go here to sign up online for your FREE ticket (it’ll be $3 at the door)
*Become a sponsor or donor
*Volunteer to work at the event and support local
*Apply for the paid position of assistant organizer, who, Claire says, will “help plan and run the event”
For #3 and #4 above, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org – she would also be happy to hear from anyone with ideas or suggestions for the Live Life Local Collective Convention.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
RECYCLE ROUNDUP: The twice-yearly free dropoff event at Fauntleroy Church is 9 am-3 pm today, and as suggested here in our final preview, getting there early is the best way to save time. Here one more time is the list of what will and won’t be accepted. (9140 California SW)
MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE: Scheduled before last Thursday’s deadly Aurora Bridge crash, but potentially, if they have walk-up space/appointments remaining, a good way to help Bloodworks Northwest build supplies back up. 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Westwood Village; closed for a break 11:30 am-12:30 pm; more info here. (2800 SW Barton)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: See what’s fresh for fall – 10 am-2 pm in the street. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
HYMN FESTIVAL: 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a Hymn Festival featuring the music ministries of Andrew J. King, Cantor/Organist, and Dean Walter Hard, Deacon/Choirmaster, with a Luncheon Tea afterward. (4105 California SW)
‘UNDOING RACISM‘: After Marcus Green‘s 10:30 am sermon at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Gatewood, all are welcome at a 1-2:30 pm followup discussion “an in-depth discussion about our role in dismantling the systems and structures that maintain racism” – details in our calendar listing. (7141 California SW)
LUNAR ECLIPSE: Tonight’s eclipse will be under way when the moon rises in the east at 6:54 pm (you might consider viewing from higher ground, such as Rotary Viewpoint Park, which is the totem-pole parklet on the east side of 35th SW at SW Alaska). More info here. (Photo by David Hutchinson – 2011 lunar eclipse, seen from Alki)
MORE … on our calendar.