The Newtown Pentacle

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Shooting for the moon, in Astoria, Queens.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Like everyone else in North America, a humble narrator was up on the roof the other night getting shots of the supermoon/lunar eclipse.

My experience was somewhat less than salubrious, due to the fact that the restaurant on the first floor of the building I live in was still open and their exhaust system operating. This equipment created a constant vibration in the concrete surface of the roof, which is ruinous for long lens shots. Pictured above, a view of the moonlight drenched Shining City as seen from Astoria.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The actual eclipse itself, a so called “blood moon.”

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Looking east from my vantage, and through a flight path leading to LaGuardia airport.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The moon as the eclipse was still forming up, moving towards penumbra.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A vertical shot looking eastward along Broadway.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As long as I was up there, one last shot of the shining city. In an ideal world, the eclipse would have happened later in the night, when the moon was stationed above Manhattan.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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  1. Mitch: Check my shots of the eclipse over the Steinway Mansion:

    http://georgetheatheist.blogspot.com/2015/09/rare-lunar-eclipse-of-super-full-moon.html

    georgetheatheist . . . Hye, diddle-diddle

    September 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  2. […] America, I was up on the roof photographing the so called “super blood moon” in “khephrens gateway.” The battle of the Borrachos continued here in Astoria, in “another city.” […]


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