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Pacifica Moon—A Super Moon

The Super Moon of 2012

This weekend the full moon appears larger because it's path is the closest to the earth. Actually the moon will not be this close for another 20 years, hence the name Super Moon. Knowing this, I ventured out Friday night, May 4th, to see where the best place to view this phenonemon would be. Starting at Pedro Point I watched the sun near the horizon casting golden light into the sky and water. I wondered if the moon would catch this golden light too, but it had not risen over the coastal hills yet. Off to Rockaway Beach. There it was, large and bright. I immediately looked west and the sun was dipping into the ocean. The sky was turning dark blue, a beautiful contrast to the orange sunset and gold-tinted super moon. Then I drove into the Sharp Park hills where the moon shone through large cypress trees. As the sky grew darker, the moon glowed as it cast moon shadows around me. North to the Mussel Rock overlook. The edges of the moon softened into a golden glow. To the north the Marin Headlands and the ocean were colored in pastels ranging from blue to purple, pink and orange. Saturday night I decided to see the super moon from the Marin Headlands as it rose over the Golden Gate Bridge. And tonight it will be just as spectacular because it will be darker when the moon rises. At times like this I wish I could be in multiple places at the same time. So, let's share our photos here on Patch so we can virtually see the super moon from all around Pacifica. For more details see Dave Colby's article on Pacifica Patch.

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Janet Arline Barker May 09, 2012 at 05:57 AM
I just added the super moon views in San Francisco from the Marin Headlands.
Deb Wong May 16, 2013 at 08:47 AM
Beautiful shots!
Christa Bigue May 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Wonderful photos! Thanks for reminding us about the Super Moon this weekend.
Janet Arline Barker May 17, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Actually this article was posted last year. The super moon doesn't happen for another 19 years...but on clear nights like tonight, our Pacifica moon glows in the sky, water, and through the sculpted cypress trees. Enjoy.
Deb Wong May 17, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Thanks for the update, Janet!

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