Weekend of the Super Moon

Waikiki Under the Super Moon

After the week’s hurricanes passed Hawaii, the tropical evening was turned into a time to catch the 2nd “SuperMoon” of the season. The phenomenon “is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.” (Wikipedia).

Technicalities aside, the night afforded for some great picture taking at Ala Moana Beach Park. Enjoy the photos that I have of the night lights from Honolulu. All photos copyright Melvin Ah Ching Productions. (2014)

The Evening's Super Moon
The actual moon! Shot with Canon S5 iS.

Honolulu Morning Light

Honolulu City Lights (above early morning shot)


Light Patterns from 2 Planes

Light streaks from passing aircraft. This area is about 3 miles from the airport.

Hilton's Refreshed Rainbow Tower

The Hilton Hawaiian Village wears an updated Rainbow mosaic that is well lit.

The Yacht Club @ Ala Wai

Night shot of the Yacht Club at Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

All photos were shot using a Canon S5 iS super zoom camera. Tripod mounted. Long exposures. File under “photography”.


Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.