Moonset on Monday

September 29, 2015

Moon over Green Lake

Moon over Green Lake

Yesterday when I went for my morning run around Green Lake, the super moon was getting ready to set, and the sun was getting ready to rise.  My husband and I had gone out Sunday evening when the moon rose to see the final stages of it’s blood-red eclipse, so the moon was on my mind when I ran out the door — grabbing my camera — Monday morning.  It was a lovely, late summer morning.  Fall is in the air.

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First full moon this month -- December 2nd

There will be two full moons this December, on the 2nd and 31st.  (The second full moon in a month is called a “blue moon.”) Yesterday morning I finished my run around Green Lake just as the moon was about to set, so I ran back to the house for my camera.  I wanted to take advantage of the clear skies to photograph the moonset over Phinney Ridge and the lake.  It was a wonderful morning to witness the moon setting just as the morning sun was brightening the day.

Waiting for the moon to set and the sun to rise

The full moon descending in the western skies

Moonset over Phinney Ridge

Full moon touches the horizon