AS IT HAPPENED: ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipse over West Seattle

(Added: Photo montage by David Hutchinson)

FIRST REPORT, 7:38 PM: Go outside right now and look high in the eastern sky. You should be able to see the start of the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” eclipse. If you can’t see it – or if you’d like to watch with an expert skywatcher – Alice Enevoldsen is at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) until 9:30 pm, in the field on the south side of campus as shown by the red star on this map she tweeted earlier:

The college is at 6000 16th SW on Puget Ridge. Alice also shared this info-sheet about the eclipse. Short version: Total eclipse starts at 8:41 pm. Updates to come!

8:20 PM: Haven’t looked yet? It’s very cool right now. About 2/3 covered.

9:04 PM: The moon is still covered, but duskily visible, if you haven’t looked yet!

(Photo by Jim Clark)

9:29 PM: Note that the total eclipse, according to the timeline Alice shared, ends at 9:43.

(Photo by John Nakatsu)

Meantime, overheard during totality – (1) People howling. (2) Per scanner, somebody (not sure if this was a SW or South Precinct dispatch; they share a channel) called in a possible burglar; officer reported back, “Homeowner is just trying to watch the moon. No burglary here.”

10:25 PM: Two-thirds-plus back out again. What a sight! Adding a few photos (thank you). Not just the moon – the one below from Trileigh Tucker shows part of the Orion Nebula, “where you can see the nebula clouds around the bright white area in the center. Star nursery!”

10:58 PM: Though the eclipse may look over, it’s not fully over – the penumbral phase doesn’t end unti 11:48 pm.

19 Replies to "AS IT HAPPENED: 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' eclipse over West Seattle"

  • bolo January 20, 2019 (8:24 pm)

    Yes, somehow we lucked out at the last minute, viewing conditions are PERFECT! for this amazing event. Better than TV.

  • tracy January 20, 2019 (8:43 pm)

    Very cool!!! Almost all covered!!

  • NativetoSeattle January 20, 2019 (8:44 pm)

    That was so cool! We were able to watch most of it & then some clouds rolled in. Such a beautiful view. 

  • Kathleen January 20, 2019 (9:17 pm)

    So cool!  Great view from Manchester!

  • Hoku January 20, 2019 (9:19 pm)

    Fabulous view from Port Townsend!

  • Vera Aguilar January 20, 2019 (9:24 pm)

    WOW, the moon looks 3 dimensional and the stars are so bright. Vera

  • KrazzieK January 20, 2019 (9:31 pm)

    Absolutely Amazing!!

  • LyndaB January 20, 2019 (9:34 pm)

    What a sight!  We went outside after 8pm (really after I saw this post).  We tried taking pictures.  It was amazing to witness it.  Reminded me we’re all on this big blue dot together.  😊

  • MistiLynn January 20, 2019 (9:58 pm)

    It was a great view from Alki!

  • Yma January 20, 2019 (10:01 pm)

    It’s waking back up!We’ve been watching most of the eve – bundled up & brought a heater out. A very cool sight.Anyone else see the amazing meteor around 8:30ish?

    • Teacher/Mom January 20, 2019 (10:27 pm)

      Yes! It shot overhead west to east and almost looked like a firework, except for no noise at all. Burning stuff peeling off the front of it. Glad someone else saw it as well. Very amazing.

    • Fiz January 21, 2019 (8:59 am)

      Yes, a bonus treat in that spectacular event.   What a night.

    • Mary January 21, 2019 (10:00 am)

      Yes! Beautiful meteor. It was like a firework celebrating the eclipse.

  • Wuff January 20, 2019 (10:23 pm)


  • Yma January 20, 2019 (10:24 pm)

    Thank you, Jim Clark, for that amazing photo!

    • clark5080 January 21, 2019 (10:38 am)

      You are very welcome

  • Gina January 21, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Backyard view in Admiral central was great, could hear neighbors talking to their kids about what was happening. Another neighbor was a moon howler, and the shooting star or asteroid added to fun. Had a friend with me who knows basic star information, great star viewing for Seattle.

  • Yma January 21, 2019 (11:16 am)

    lots of great photos! Thank you!And that meteor was truly icing on the cake! (I’ll just used some more !!! heh)

  • emcat8 January 21, 2019 (11:33 am)

    Thank you, photographers, for the amazing photos. That was one for the books–especially getting a shooting star on top of everything!

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