Saturday's Wolf Moon was on an arc that would see it setting beyond The Golden Gate - and I was chasing it with my camera and tripod. It had been raining much of the night and the moonlight was brilliant through the many broken clouds. I was excited.
Now living in Oakland - I had to cross The Bay Bridge before I would be able to drive across the northern part of San Francisco to get to the anticipated best viewing location. The moon was high above the Bay as I crossed the 'other' bridge. The light was dazzling and my excitement grew.
There was to be some slight disappointment. After pulling into the parking lot of The Saint Francis Yacht Club and setting the tripod - the moon was lost behind a wall of clouds. It would not reveal itself again this night. But it came close - as we see here. The bright moon light flooded the hole in the cloud and lit the waters below. But right after I made this capture - all of the moonlight vanished.
But it was beautiful - and the best was yet to come, more than an hour later - as we shall see - tomorrow.
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