For full moon fans, 2018 is a special year: Not one, but two blue moons occur this year. The first, featured here, was in January, and was also noteworthy for being a supermoon. In some circles it was known as the Super Blue Blood Moon. The second blue moon of 2018, and the last one until October of 2020, occurs this weekend.
As the moon rose behind the Runway 24 Right final, it became a game to see if I could catch an arrival just as it passed in front of the moon:
I managed to get two arrivals as they passed through the moon, but they're almost impossible to see (enhanced versions can be seen farther down):
Here are tweaked versions of the earlier two shots to make them a bit more visible:
I had forgotten about this until I was going through these photos, but January's full moon was also noteworthy because it was concurrent with a lunar eclipse:
Our next lunar eclipse will take place in July, but it will not be visible in North America. The next blue moon -- the second full moon in a calendar month -- will occur on Halloween, 2020.
Happy Easter everyone!