Ellsworth American Photos by Stephen Rappaport

Good night moon

The highly advertised “supermoon” rose over East Blue Hill last week — closer to Earth than it has been since 1948 — and it didn’t disappoint. smr_big-moon-ebh-5Bright in the early Tuesday night sky, the moon later faded behind a mass of clouds accompanying an ocean storm that pushed Wednesday morning’s predicted astronomical high spring tides — 13.3 feet in Blue Hill, where the town dock was inundated, 12.5 feet in Stonington — even higher than expected. The next time the celestial orb will come so near — a mere 221,524 miles away — will be in November 2034.

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]

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