PHOTOS: Watching the ‘supermoon’ eclipse from West Seattle

(SCROLL DOWN for Monday additions)

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:

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:

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).

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.”

ADDED MONDAY: A few more photos. First, Jason Enevoldsen‘s sequence:

(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.

11 Replies to "PHOTOS: Watching the 'supermoon' eclipse from West Seattle"

  • cjboffoli September 27, 2015 (7:21 pm)

    Wow. That’s an impressively large crowd.

  • westseattledood September 27, 2015 (7:50 pm)

    Crowd size at Westcrest Park was larger, but the top of the viewpoint at Westcrest is many times larger in comparison. And there is parking at Westcrest.

    I would call this a blushing eclipsed moon. Still neat to view on the close of such a nice autumn day.

    There were lots of cameras out there too. Looking forward to seeing some high quality photographs of it.

  • Marianne September 27, 2015 (8:05 pm)

    Watching on Lopez Island.

  • Steph September 27, 2015 (8:10 pm)

    Great fun crowd at Myrtle Reservoir. Kids got a little bit of science and a lot of time playing with their buddies on the playground.

  • redblack September 27, 2015 (8:29 pm)

    lots of people sneaking into the parking lots at the mount, too.
    me included.
    if you do that, please be respectful and subtle. they don’t seem to mind, but it is private property.

  • Gina September 27, 2015 (8:35 pm)

    Hill St. near Walnut overlook. With sea lion serenade.

  • Julia September 27, 2015 (8:41 pm)

    We saw gatherings on the South Park bridge and a crowd at Arbor Heights Elementary. Finally saw the moon!

  • Alice September 27, 2015 (10:35 pm)

    This makes me so happy!

  • WSB September 27, 2015 (10:41 pm)

    It was awesome to see people on street corners and in parks when I took a quick drive to catch a glimpse after a (fizzled) breaking story changed my original plan. Up by the Mount, at Rotary Viewpoint Park, on street corners in High Point and North Delridge and Gatewood, Myrtle Reservoir Park, then back here in Upper Fauntleroy, just the section I traveled, people were out to look – a true demonstration of interest in the “Skies Over West Seattle” (and way beyond) … TR

  • MikeRussellFoto September 28, 2015 (12:40 am)

    A pretty big crowd was gathered along 36th, just above the Admiral Viewpoint. (Even more were down at the viewpoint.)
    I posted a few of my photos to my FB page.

  • BlairJ September 28, 2015 (9:09 am)

    Can’t wait to get up at 3:00 AM on 1/31/2018 to see the next one!

Sorry, comment time is over.