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  • Writer's pictureJefferson Graham

Fly Me over a Manhattan Beach Super Moon

January 31, 2018 was one of those great historic days, when the moon turned bright, blue and red, and many of us photographers ran out to capture the beauty early in the morning.

We were on the sands of Manhattan Beach at 4:15 a.m., even though the main event wasn’t supposed to really kick in until 5:30. You never know, right?

And the funny thing is, the best shots happened around 6:45 a.m. Oh well!

It’s hard to top this Southwest flight that just appears to be flying over the Moon. (See video above.)

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Now you’ll only see a hint of the Super Moon in the video above, but check out the time-lapse anyway for a fun look at watching the night morph into morning from the foot of the Manhattan Beach Pier parking lot. Shot on the GoPro Hero6.

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On 1/31/2018 the SuperMoon was shining brightly over the Pacific Ocean and Manhattan Beach at approx. 7 a.m. We loved the look of the Moon set against a Lifeguard station. 

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