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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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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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 Harvest Blood Supermoon!

You can watch the September 27th, 2015 blood supermoon live on now (5:00 PDT). You can find out where it’s visible and when to watch it at (which has all sorts of other tantalizing details as well). Yes, the moon tonight is: -The harvest moon: the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. -A super moon: […]

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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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Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Tonight, Monday 12/20, is a full lunar eclipse. It’s the first time one has occured on the winter solstice in nearly 400 years, and the moon will be at its highest point in the sky in about 1600 years. Because we’re having rain in the Seattle area today, we might all wind up watching the […]

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