Blue Moon off Westport. / Photo by Carolyn Doan
Blue Moon off Westport. / Photo by Carolyn Doan

By Thane Grauel

WESTPORT — Another Supermoon rose over Long Island Sound Wednesday evening.

The celestial sight was appreciated by people at Compo Beach and beyond. It was the second showy appearance of that lovable clinger-on of an orb this month.

In astronomy terms, a full moon passing closest to its orbit of Earth is a Supermoon. Two full moons in a month ranks it up to Blue Moon.

The last Supermoon rose Aug. 2.

It shared the stage with the Virginia launch of an Antares rocket, blasting out of orbit and visible up the East Coast on its way to resupply the International Space Station.

Supermoon off Westport. / Photo by Jenny Ong.
Supermoon off Westport. / Photo by Jenny Ong.

Some Westporters were mooning for the latest show.

Carolyn Doan captured a beautiful shot Wednesday evening (above).

Supermoon as captured by Andrew Colabella in Florida.
Supermoon as captured by Andrew Colabella in Florida.

Some 1,200 miles to the south-southwest on this blueish marble most of us call home, District 4 Westport Representative Town Meeting member Andrew Colabella, visiting friends in St. Petersburg, Fla., also had an eye to the sky.

He sent a couple shots.

Supermoon as captured by Andrew Colabella in Florida.
Supermoon as captured by Andrew Colabella in Florida.

In case you ever want to look up, the Westport Astronomical Society is a great place to start.

Thane Grauel grew up in Westport and has been a journalist in Fairfield County and beyond for 35 years. Reach him at editor@westportjournal.com. Learn more about us here.