Supermoon, a very hyped supermoon,
was to be seen over Israel,
the largest since 1948.
Feeling much like Don Quixote,
I joined other photographers before dark,
all looking for the perfect vantage point
to get the best shot of the Supermoon rising
over the Kotel, the Western Wall.
Oops–the first glimpse of light
was a tease, as it turned out to be hotel lights.
But there it really was,
the Supermoon rising
over the Kotel, covered by clouds.
The clearest photo of the Supermoon rising
was hardly an epic photo.
Photographers packing up,
a couple walking on the dark streets of Old City,
and the lights of the shops near Jaffa Gate,
all made for better photos
on the unusually warm November night.
Finally, by the time I got to Jaffa Gate,
the clouds had cleared and the moon was high in the sky.
So as the Man from La Mancha chased his windmills,
I chased around the walls of the Old City
to find the Supermoon
appearing over the walls.
It looked like it usually does,
every month on the night of a full moon.
Today on social media there are some epic photos,
plus #supermoondisappoint comments and pictures.
So here you have it,
my Supermoon over Jerusalem, Israel.
I would like to know how anyone got a good shot
without combining two photos.
I did not catch the moment.
Later at home,
I was able to color my moon pink.
If anyone who wants one to look like blue cheese,
I can do that on request.
Lots of hype, lots of hopes,
but my advice is
come visit us any month to see the full moon.
No need to wait for another Supermoon.