7:11 PM: Passing Don Armeni Boat Ramp just before sunset tonight, on our way back from the Alki kitchen fire, we noticed many photographers awaiting the rise of the “supermoon,” aka the Wolf Moon. Thanks to those who have shared the images that resulted – above, from David Hutchinson; below, from Chris Frankovich:
The next full moon also will be a “supermoon” – moonrise that night will be at 5:42 pm. In the meantime, this moon is scheduled to set after 8 am tomorrow – could be a good show if the western sky isn’t cloudy.
ADDED 8:32 PM: Thanks to Susan Numbers for this later view:
And to Jamie Kinney for a close-up look at the star of the show:
ADDED 9:36 PM: Just received this from Jon Shields, who photographed the supermoon from Anchor Park:
As West Seattle’s expert skywatcher Alice Enevoldsen points out, January 31st also will bring a lunar eclipse – partial in our area.