Moonrise on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020 in Seattle was 9:11 P.M. By that time the penumbral lunar eclipse was happening, causing a slight shadow to fall upon the full moon.
People asked me what I was waiting for when they saw my camera. One woman seemed to think my wait was pointless until– SHAZAM! The moon came out from behind the trees.
A passing boat had this patriotic light display on it.
Then the fireworks started to happen.
It was amazing to see the fireworks light up the water next to the shimmering trail of moonlight.
This picture reminded me of a face, specifically that of Gypsy in MST3K.
The moonlight stretched further and further across the water as if extending a path to onlookers.
As it darkened, Saturn emerged like a pinhole was poked in a dark canvas. I expected to see both Jupiter and Saturn, but only saw Saturn (I think…)
What a blessing to have this light show going on along with the fireworks.
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