Hey everyone! I’m on vacation in Florida right now and yesterday, I noticed the moon was out during the day and all of a sudden, I heard the propeller of a plane and looked up. I was hoping to see the plane dash right across the moon, but I didn’t get that lucky. However, it was close and I got them in the same shot! I only had my phone on me at the time, so the quality isn’t ideal. Nevertheless, this is a cool phenomenon and I hope you enjoy.
Its flight path is in the second picture below. After departing from KSPG, Albert Whitted Airport, in St. Petersburg, Florida, it turned westward. Then, the pilot made a figure 8 over the beautiful Florida coastline and then passed over me.
Aircraft: Cessna 127M Skyhawk
Aircraft age: 46 years (1975)
Location: John’s Pass Boardwalk, Madiera Beach, Florida
Time: 5:10 PM EST
Moon phase: First quarter
Second image credit: Flightradar24 and Orlando Suarez