Did you see the eclipsing ‘Blood Moon’ Sunday night (Sept. 27)? According to NASA, this was the first ‘supermoon’ in combination with a lunar eclipse in 30 years. The next supermoon eclipse won’t occur until 2033. Two locals watched it, and they shared their great photos; first, Elston Hill:

Some pictures I took of the eclipse tonight from Burien Lake Park. Official moonrise was 6:54 p.m., but the moon was not visible until after the full eclipse began at 7:11 p.m. The full eclipse lasted more than an hour until 8:21 p.m. The partial eclipse ended at 9:27 p..m. This was also a “blood moon” with a redish color. Most of the time in the Northwest, we do not get to see these kind of spectacular events in the sky because of long daylight in the summer or clouds the rest of the year. This time we had beautiful clear skies. The first picture was taken at 7:35 p.m. with a fully eclipsed moon rising above the trees in the twilight. One of our friends emailed these pictures to all her friends on the east coast who did not get to see the moon because of rain and clouds. She felt very smug that we in the Pacific Northwest had such a clear view.
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Tonight I went to the Burien Park and Ride Garage to watch the supermoon lunar eclipse. Many other people had the same idea and brought kids, cameras, and dogs with them. At the beginning of the eclipse it was hard to see the moon. As the moon rose, it turned red and was much easier to see. I slowed my camera speed down to take pictures. In one, I caught an airplane flying by the moon, it makes the moon look like a meteor. This was my first time shooting the skies at night. The best part was sharing the pictures with some of the kids watching. Thank you for your time and consideration, Isabel
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