Supermoon December 2016

Waxing Supermoon, December 2016, Rising over Sandia Mountains at Sunset

Waxing December Supermoon Rising over Sandia Mountains at Sunset

The supermoon of December 2016 is not quite as impressive as November’s. However, it would take an expert in moons to really be able to tell that with the naked eye, at least in the waxing phase.

Full moon will take place on December 13. Here in Albuquerque, moonrise is set for 5:09pm. But, about another 30 minutes or so is required for the moon to clear the mountains. The sky will be dark for the full moonrise. Photographing moonrise in daylight is so much more fun. The alpenglow on the Sandia Mountains at sunset, combined with a very bright waxing moon, was too beautiful not to photograph and share.

I hope you can see the moon where you are in the next few days.

6 Replies to “Supermoon December 2016”

    1. Hi, Tim. Thanks! I had been keeping an eye on the west – ha!ha! – when I saw this! We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. 🙂

  1. Beautiful image taken by you and a great quote by Cecil Beaton, Susan!

    We have a relatively clear night up here in Oregon tonight. The moon is beautiful. My mother used to call quartz that had been polished by the sea “moonstones”. I always think of her when I see the moon, still pale and white hanging in the sky.

    1. Hi, Lavinia. So nice to see you here this morning. Here is wishing you a good view of Wednesday’s full moon.
      “Moonstones” and the moon. what a lovely way to remember your mom. There is a rose, ‘Moonstone,’ a hybrid tea, white with very soft pink edges. Moonstones, moons, and memories…
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. 🙂

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