This is a 97% Moonrise on January 30, 2010. Native Americans called this the "Wolf Moon". A perfect (100%) Full Moon occured one day earlier on Friday 1/29/2010. Not quite a 100% FULL Moonrise, but nice to see.
The January moonrise is the largest visible size for the entire year, as it appears on the eastern horizon. The warm orange-reddish color is the result of faint sunlight passing through the earth's upper atmosphere and reflected back to the ground. An annual event worth waiting for!
Three photos taken on Jan 30, 2010
Photo #1 8:12 PM
Photo #2 8:13 PM
Photo #3 8:14 PM
Sunset 5:46 PM
Moonrise 6:42 PM
References: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php http://www.space.com/spacewatch/full-moon-names-2010-100127.html
Keywords:Wolf Moon, full moon, full moon rise, moon rise
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