Here on Planet Portland, you never quite know if you'll see celestial happenings. It could just be another cloudy day or night. Today started out quite cloudy and continued that way all day. About six there was some clearing. So as we headed off to the Timbers soccer match, I brought along the camera, just in case the clouds cleared and the moon would be visible for this the night of the biggest and brightest moon in 2012.
The sky did clear as the game progressed. The Timbers played better than they have for many matches. Perhaps the slightly different line up helped with that. In any case, on this Cinco de Mayo evening, the moon lifted out of the low lying clouds about 9:20, that would be the 85th minute of the soccer match. As the moon rose, the game ended in a 0-0 tied match. So this Supermoon was also a Cinco de Mayo moon as well as a Soccermoon here in Portland, Oregon.