Night Owl Moon

December 7th, 2017, 10:10 p.m. local time

On this very cold but very clear night, the aging Waning Moon shown brightly from the East.  I could see it easily despite my trees.  All their leaves are gone, opening up views to me normally blocked during the warmer times of the year.

This is what I would call a rare-angle Moon, as it catches the light of a Sun still over eight hours away from reaching the horizon.  Clouds and snow return tomorrow, but if the view is still open by morning, I will try to take another picture.  I’m guessing the Moon at this point in time tonight was no more than 30 degrees off the horizon.

Oh, and I almost forgot…this was taken with my DSLR camera only, using the long lens for higher magnification.

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