The Other Side of Midnight

This is a phase of the moon I rarely see and have never photographed before for reasons that will become obvious.

After an unsuccessful imaging night thwarted with intermittent high cloud and unwanted car headlights we finally gave up around 1:15am.

As we were packing up a very yellow half moon crept over the eastern horizon. It looked so odd seeing that strange inverted moon, so different from the waxing gibbous moons of sensible evening hours.

Later that morning when the moon had risen above our suburban landscape I decided to make the evening worthwhile after all.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘The Other Side of Midnight’, 1/80s f/11 ISO100 600mm (best 12 of 36 frames)

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