Friday, October 2, 2015

Provincetown's Perigee Moon and Its Stunning Eclipse Rise Over Our Harbor

A flaxen, perigee moon rose over Provincetown Harbor Sunday, October 27th.
 Last Sunday the moon reached it's perigee. That's the point at which it is at its closet to the earth for the year, and thus appearing larger than at any other time of the year.
Since the moonrise occurred before the sky was actually dark, this photo was taken after the moon had risen well up into the clear, night sky.

This photo was taken just moments before the total eclipse of the moon.

A few hours after that moonrise, the dusky shadow of the earth crept slowly over the moon, giving it a sort of reddish color in its total eclipse.

A moon the color of a gold nugget reached above the harbor on Monday night.

The following night, with the moon rising some 30 minutes later in the evening, when the sky was already dark, people turned out anywhere along the harbor to see this huge, deeply golden-colored moon rising over the Truro shoreline and the boats in our harbor.

The full moon rising through these wispy clouds over
Provincetown Harbor takes on an airy, ethereal look.

Later, growing paler as it rose higher in the sky, this enormous moon passed through several wisps of clouds, giving it a rather elegant look.

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