Full Moon Over Casco Bay (Finally)

You’ll recall that last month we had a clear evening while I awaited the rise of the full moon. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it until a half hour after sunrise, due to heavy haze over the distant waters. The forecast, again, was clear, setting the stage for another try. Would I see it? Here’s what I saw about twenty minutes before the published moon rise time of 6:22 PM.

Pre-moonrise
Pre-moon rise

Then, voilà! It appeared right on schedule over Jewell Island.

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6:22 PM
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6:24 PM
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6:24 PM
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6:24 PM
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6:25 PM

The photos are not enhanced. The moon looks so large because I was using my 400mm lens. All in all it was pretty spectacular. Several people on the ferry were asking each other if they saw the full moon rise.

I waited a few minutes as I saw some clouds gathering. Though the moon had lost its red glow, it looked rather cool amidst the clouds.  Here’s one photo from that clip.

6:37 PM
6:37 PM

-From Portland and the mid-coast

2 Replies to “Full Moon Over Casco Bay (Finally)”

  1. Wow, how cool is that! Looks all molten.

    Mark Dieter mark.dieter86@gmail.com

    From: Stephen Fielding Images Reply-To: Stephen Fielding Images Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM To: Mark Dieter Subject: [New post] Full Moon Over Casco Bay (Finally)

    WordPress.com Stephen Fielding Images posted: “You’ll recall that last month we had a clear evening while I awaited the rise of the full moon. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it until a half hour after sunrise, due to heavy haze over the distant waters. The forecast, again, was clear, setting the stage fo”

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