A magical moon lit up waters off of Diamond Head, sending slivers of silver across the sheet of black ocean. We had front row seats to yet another full moon spectacle in the sky, from the vistas at Diamond Head Beach.

And it was surely a spectacle, both on land and in the sky. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a moon as big and bright as that night. It reminded me of the sun at high noon; the chilly ocean breeze, not so much, but boy, was it a sight to see.

On land, the lookout areas were unusually crowded for nine o’clock at night. People came and they went, but only after enjoying the night show. Some perched up on the rock wall, dangling their feet over the edge, while others popped their heads out of their cars to get a better look.

No matter where you were that night, the full moon could be seen. Diamond Head seemed to be the best spot because there are no city lights to compete with the moon; just the faint orange glow of street lights at the base of the crater.

Best of all, it’s quiet. Just the gentle ocean waves below dancing in the silvery light of the night.

Photo By: Noa Myers


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