There must have been close to 30 photographers lined up on the end of Shelter Island on Thursday night, all waiting for the Harvest Moon to come up over downtown San Diego. As we expected, it rose almost directly over the Ford Building (now the Aerospace Museum) in Balboa Park, which is just visible on the bluff above and behind downtown from where we were standing. As it rose it tracked a bit south as it moved over the center of downtown.
As the sun set behind us it lit the glass buildings downtown such that they appeared to be on fire.
At 6:40PM, just as the moon was rising off to the left of this view, a Navy helicopter came in for a landing at North Island Naval Air Station.
13 minutes later the moon was starting to really show up in the sky.
As the moon moved higher in the sky it left a reflection on the water that eventually widened and centered in front of the downtown skyline.
Click here to see a few more images from Thursday night.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
- San Diego, California, United States
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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.