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Moonrise at North Overlook, Hawk Mountain

Posted by
Russ Devan (New Hanover, United States) on 18 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Large boulders of 430-million year old Tuscarora Sandstone peak out from beneath a winter blanket of snow at the summit of the North Overlook on Hawk Mountain, as a nearly full moon rises above the valley to the east. I attempted to photograph the moon as it crested the distant horizon, but haze and clouds completely obscured it. It was, however, perfectly visible an hour later as it rose above the low clouds. Fortunately, it was then quite a bit darker, allowing the moon to stand out in the early evening sky.