Supermoon Skies in San Francisco

The Supermoon of March 19, 2011

This weekend’s “Supermoon” takes place thanks to a fluke of orbital mechanics that brings the moon closer to Earth than that it has been in more than 18 years. At its peak, the Supermoon of March 19, 2011 may appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon.

The house across the street from mine on Delmar Street in San Francisco, California
The house across the street from mine on Delmar Street in San Francisco, California

Not Quite the Supermoon; But Close

Mistaking the bright moon the night before the actual Supermoon, I walked up and down the street I live on in San Francisco my tripod pointed towards the sky.

The whole time, brightly lit white clouds floated past a deep blue sky. I guess I didn’t think about how it might appear to my neighbors; a stranger taking photos of houses with a tripod on their quiet street in the dark.

A house down the street from mine in San Francisco
A house down the street from mine in San Francisco
Delmar Street heading towards Waller Street, taken in front of my house
Delmar Street heading towards Waller Street, taken in front of my house

So if any of my fellow residents of Delmar Street are reading this, these are the results of that random guy taking photographs of your house.

A dreamy Supermoon sky over San Francisco
A dreamy Supermoon sky over San Francisco

Delmar is the quiet and friendly tree-lined street in the Upper Haight neighborhood of San Francisco that I call home.

 

I love the red window glow in this house down the street
I love the red window glow in this house down the street

Delmar Street is located just a block off of the historic and touristic intersection of Haight and Ashbury and a few blocks from the more upscale and tranquil Cole Valley.

A fisheye shot of the houses across the street
A fisheye shot of the houses across the street

Delmar Street exists for just two blocks in the entire city.

The top of the house across the street
The top of the house across the street

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