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Photos: Blue moon brightens Anchorage sky on a clear weekend

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 2, 2020
  • Published November 2, 2020

The full moon rises over the Chugach Mountains in this view from Midtown Anchorage on October 30, 2020. It was the second full moon of the month, also known as a blue moon. (Marc Lester / ADN)

Anchorage can be a spectacular place to enjoy the full moon. If the weather cooperates, sky gazers often gather at Earthquake Park, Point Woronzof and other open spaces for the chance to see and photograph the moon as it rises over the Chugach peaks or dips below the horizon to the west.

Anchorage Daily News photographers were drawn to capture lunar-dominated landscapes recently. The full moon that occurred on Halloween was a blue moon, or the second full moon in a calendar month.

The nearly full moon rises over downtown Anchorage on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, a few hours before it will be full. The second full moon in a month is known as a Blue Moon, which will happen this year on Halloween. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A cyclist rides near Point Woronzof as the full moon sets in the west on October 31, 2020. It was the second full moon of the month, also known as a blue moon. (Marc Lester / ADN)
A full moon rises over the Anchorage area, in line with a row of lights at the Merrill Field Airport on Oct. 31, 2020. (Anne Raup / ADN)
People gather at the overlook near Earthquake Park to watch the rising moon on November 1, 2020. (Marc Lester / ADN)
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