Fri Mar 2023

Spirit Moon

The scene struck me as atmospheric, unworldly. I had been wanting to post this photo, taken a month ago, but just hadn’t got around to it. This is not a nimbus moon, as I mistakenly thought. The latter has a halo or corona caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere. This is simply a moon veiled by clouds and haze that are diffusing its light, and casting an eery glow over the pond.

The electric lights are those of a rental community on the eastern shore, a little more than half mile away. The photo was taken on March 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm, before the start of Daylight Savings Time.