‘Supermoon’ rises over Ballard

Second Update: Paul sent us a link to his kayak experience under the “supermoon.”

He shot this photo from Lake Washington, along with several more and a short video. You can read about his experience here.

Update: Rex Jakobovits beat our photo with this incredible shot:

“I got lucky with the plane passing in front,” he said, adding he snapped the photo from the Ballard area using a Canon Digital Rebel T1i, EF-S 55-250mm., taken at 250mm, f/5.6 1/400 sec.

Earlier:It wasn’t the giant orb we expected, but the “supermoon” did bathe Ballard in noticeably more light tonight.

We snapped this photo around midnight. Sure, it’s not nearly as captivating as this photo of the moon behind the Lincoln memorial, but we’re sure there are better photos lurking around Seattle. Have one to share? Send it our way at tips@myballard.com or @myballard on Twitter.


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Scott
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Scott

Did McGinn see his shadow then last night and decide to build a monument then? Could happen. Got tunnel?

Foo
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Foo

Couldn’t see the moon due to the “just like moonlight!!” new streetlight.

Cat-Country
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Cat-Country

OMG, someone please alert the Magnolia Community Club that an AIRCRAFT has dared to fly in the way of this beautiful moonlight. We must demand to the FAA that aircraft cannot get in the way or Magnolias viewing of such celestial objects.

The Magnolia Community Club is perfectly fine with White Centers view being blocked.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Both are nice photos — thanks!
(we now return you to our regularly scheduled snarkiness…)

Dave
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Dave

First one is fake…..

Duke Ofthe Land
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Yes, I do believe the plane and the moon photo is shopped.

Cat-Country
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Cat-Country

This looks shopped

I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time

Gordito
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Gordito

Can I photoshop photos and get them posted here too?

Gordito
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Gordito

Look at the orientation of the surface features of the moon. The airplane was shopped into a photo that was taken from somewhere other than the PNW.

Susan
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Susan

Fauxtography!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

B – since the moon moves across the sky during the night, but we remain on the same surface, its apparent orientation for someone looking directly at it will vary almost a full 180 degrees during the night (e.g. as it sets it will seem to be upside-down compared to when it rose).

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

Yep, apparently where Rex Jakobovits took his photo, the moon was at a 20 degree, counter-clockwise rotation from where he rest of us were in Ballard…..just sayin’, Ballard ain’t that big.

Meow
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Meow

Wind was coming out of the north that night, which means aircraft were landing from the south towards the north (runway 34’s). Departures would be flying over Seattle towards Ballard.