Go ahead, make my day

The previous post showed you the magnificent full moon at night over Trinidad.

The moon and the sun play an interesting game of tag.

They both rise in the east and set in the west.

When the moon shines as the smallest sliver…a new moon…it tends to rise and set about the same time as the sun, and is therefore very difficult to see.

The full moon, on the other hand, tends to rise and set almost exactly opposite to the rise and set of the sun, which makes for some really interesting opportunities.

Why wait until after sundown for the moon?

The photo below is of the setting moon…just minutes before the rising sun!

It turns out those opportunities are much more difficult to photograph than you might imagine…mostly because the moon is soooo bright! I’m pushing my photo skills to improve pictures that include the moon, and will share several this week that represent early efforts.

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