November 28, 2012

Hunter's Moon over the Alps

A Full Moonset can be a dramatic celestial sight, and Full Moons can have many names. Late October's 2012 Full Moon, the second Full Moon after the northern hemisphere autumnal equinox, has been traditionally called the Hunter's Moon. According to lore, the name is a fitting one because this Full Moon lights the night during a time for hunting in preparation for the coming winter months. In this scene, Hunter's Moon shines with a rich yellow light, setting as dawn comes to the Italian Alps. Topping out at over 11,000 feet, the snowy peak known as Rochemelon glows, just catching the first reddened light of the rising Sun.

Image Credit & Copyright: Stefano De Rosa
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