Moon rises at sunset behind snow-covered mountains


This week is the first full moon since I received my 70-300mm lens for Christmas, so it was only natural that I was on the lookout for a great shot of the moon. When I learned the moon would be rising from behind the Wasatch Mountains last night at the same time the sun would be setting behind the Oquirrh Mountains, I hoped to be able to capture that event.

I got lucky on my drive home from work last night. The trick was getting to the right position before the moon started making its way out from behind the snow-covered peaks.

photo moon rise sunset mountains snow winter Utah

Canon 60D | 300mm | 1/20 | f/8.0 | ISO 100 | RAW

Tomorrow is the official mark of the full moon, but this was close enough, especially considering the timing of the moonrise and sunset. I love living in Utah and being privileged to see the majestic mountains.

~signed, Carltonaut

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