Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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! […]

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Pink Super Moon

Standing on water, watching the Pink Super Moon rise, a guy jamming on a Flutophone while sky watchers flit around in their bank robber chic attire… yes, it was an epic night. Watching this moon come over the eastern horizon was a transcendent experience. As we carefully spaced, socially distanced sky watchers were hyper focused […]

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Super Worm Equinox Purim Moon

Above the tower — a lone, twice-sized moon.On the cold river passing night-filled homes,It scatters restless gold across the waves.On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze. Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars,Not yet flawed, it drifts. Pine and cinnamonSpreading in my old garden . . . All light,All ten thousand miles at once in […]

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Lunar Pareidolia

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. -attributed to George Carlin Sunday, January 20th, 2019 was a super moon (close to the earth), blood moon (lunar eclipse), and wolf moon, the first full moon of January. Here in the greater Seattle area we weren’t sure if we’d be able […]

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Die Plenae Lunae Reversurus

Today on January 1st, 2018, we were blessed with one of the most beautiful full moons I’ve ever seen. I ran out onto the dock of Log Boom Park in Kenmore, Washington to try and capture the glory of the moonrise and light. Looking down the dock to the south. This is at the northern […]

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Moonrise Monday

This is magnificent. The magic continues. I was astounded by the size of the moon as it came over the eastern horizon tonight. Supermoon: The Legend Continues. We are having unseasonably warm clear weather here, which isn’t helping our drought, but is providing utterly glorious views of the night sky. If you’d like to know […]

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The Morning After

This morning’s setting moon… ************************************************************************************* ©2015 H. Hiatt/ All articles/posts on this blog are copyrighted original material that may not be reproduced in part or whole in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from H. Hiatt/

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The Blood Moon Tetrad

About midnight Pacific time tomorrow night (April 14th/15th, 2014), a total lunar eclipse will occur. As the moon is engulfed in Earth’s shadow, it will become a mesmerizing shade of molten crimson, hence the name blood moon. As an added bonus, the Red Planet, Mars, will be loitering nearby in dazzling brightness as April 14th marks the […]

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