Thursday Sept 19
As I walked back from the Commons last night, I saw the moon rising in the east over the playa. It was not a huge moon like one sometimes sees but it illuminated the entire lake bed. More stunningly, it was golden, so bright that I didnâ€™t need a flashlight. I was awe-struck, but grabbed my camera to attempt photos. The photos can only approximate what I was seeing. But they do give some sense of it.
The rising moon reflected in the pond, about 8 p.m.
Reflection in the south pond
As the moon rose higher, the playa came more clearly into view.
Then early this morning, on the way over to the Commons, I saw the moon setting over Winter Ridge to the west.Â The color was much cooler this morning, which, I suspect, has to do with the dust in the atmosphere that settles during the night.
The moon over Winter Ridge in the morning; the windows in the cabin are facing east, where the hint of the rising sun can be found.