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supermoon

C’mon, it was either “out of this world” or “stellar.” Maybe “cosmic”? Whatever spacey word choice you prefer, it’s awesome.

Local photographer Jeff Newman captured this photo of last night’s supermoon, assisted by Kim Patrick Clow, who submitted it to us. Supermoons occur when the moon, while full, swings closest to Earth in its orbit, and Sunday’s was the brightest and closest to earth in 20 years. While it’s set to happen again on September 9, yesterday’s was the biggest and brightest it will appear for another two decades.

To get the photo, Newman set up his tripod and camera on the small, triangular greenspace on East 13th Street and Avenue Z. They pointed the camera east, towards the moon’s rise.

For the photo wonks out there, this was shot using a Nikon D810 at 300 mm, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125 and an aperature at f/5.6.

Did anybody else get some snazzy shots of the supermoon? Send them over to editor@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Well, color me impressed.

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

 
Wishing everyone a mahvelous weekend!

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by Erica Sherman

I shot this with a point and shoot in 2008 on Sheepshead Bay Road. It was a bridal shop across from Astoria Federal (clearly visible in the reflection), I believe at 1702 Sheepshead Bay Road, where Luv My Vision used to be. It’s honestly difficult to keep track of all the stores that come and go on Sheepshead Bay Road these days. All I know is, I miss Morris Discount, Jacob’s Army Navy, the H&S Hebrew National Deli, Wiesen’s and Eddie Eisenberg, an institution unto himself.

Photo by Erica Sherman

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

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The Sheepshead Bay community came together with police from the 61nd Precinct Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime.

NYPD precincts in all five boroughs celebrated the event, a symbolic gathering initiated 31 years ago to show neighbors reclaiming their streets from violence and crime. New York City’s police force is joined by more than 15,000 communities across all 50 states.

Check out the photos from the event.

Photo by Mary Bakija

Not that I’m complaining, see.

Photo by Mary Bakija

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

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Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Not being an ornithologist, I had no idea what a cape gannet was, but, apparently, this is one. They’re pretty cute.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Lenny Markh

Photo by Lenny Markh

Or, as the photographer puts it, “Some graffiti I can get behind.”

Spotted on Avenue X, just off of Coney Island Avenue.

Photo by Lenny Markh

 
Photo by Erica Sherman

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