The Setting Blue Moon

  • The setting blue moon appears below a cloud bank just before it passes behind Abbot Hall on this early morning in Marblehead

With relatively warm conditions and a very reasonable time for this morning’s moonset, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try capturing this month’s setting blue moon.  I had scouted a prime spot to be along Corinthian Lane and ran into another photographer there who had a similar idea. We set up and watches as the blue moon promptly disappeared behind the only clouds in the sky.

As we watched, the bottom of the cloud lifted and I held out hope that the moon might show before disappearing behind Abbot Hall.  Sure enough at 6:40am, the first hint of the blue moon appeared and I was able to capture its full face as morning light bathed Abbot Hall, Crocker Park, the BYC and a few working boats in a warm glow.

In the end, I really liked the addition of the cloud bank for adding some light and interest to the sky above this setting blue moon.

By |2018-03-31T07:28:04+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: moon|Tags: , , |15 Comments


  1. Jean McCartin-Cocuzzo March 31, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    So beautiful

  2. Judi Tutt Gowin March 31, 2018 at 8:43 am - Reply


  3. Harriet Beach March 31, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Another picture perfect photo. Thank you very much!

  4. Jai Lawrence March 31, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply


  5. Gerry Orne March 31, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Great photo!

  6. Peggy Dening March 31, 2018 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing. It is breath taking.

  7. Gini Lemm Luther March 31, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    as a former MH resident now living in wisconsin, i love sharing your photos with my fb friends. 🙂

  8. Jennifer Reil Appleby March 31, 2018 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful ?

  9. Rosemarie Holbrook March 31, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply


  10. Beverly Park March 31, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Just beautifull!

  11. Barb N Bob Burlingham March 31, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Super Photo

  12. Sylvia Cooper March 31, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful,thanks for sharing!!

  13. Dennis Laska March 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Lovely capture.

  14. Shirley Kupka April 1, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Fantastic shot…a perfect setting, Marblehead!

  15. MaryAnn Tormey April 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo

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