A time-lapse video of a “super moon” rising over Newport has gone viral.

The clip, shot by Mike Cohea of Jamestown and shared by ABC News on their Facebook Page on  Sunday, shows a bright moon rising over Newport and a cruise ship traveling in Narragansett Bay.

Because it is not made known when the video was captured, it is not easy to identify if it was, in fact, a “supermoon” or what cruise ship can be seen in the video.

The video has been viewed more than 650,000 times, has more than 250 comments and has been shared more than 3,600 times.

We’re still not sure why the video is titled “Super Moon Rises Over New Hampshire”, but we can confirm that this was shot looking towards The-City-By-The-Sea.


Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.