Morehead City, NC was my destination to photograph the full harvest moon on Friday night. Steve (Mr. B) and I had dinner at the Olive Garden in MC and then drove to Jaycee Park where I took the following photos. The sunset and the moonrise were only about twenty minutes apart. Unfortunately, we had a storm sitting just off our coast and we have had off and on clouds for a couple of nights. Still, there I was with the camera all ready to take photos, just in case!!
Did you know that the Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the start of fall or the autumnal equinox? That means it’s the September full Moon although it can also fall in early October, coming anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the equinox. The abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening was a traditional aide to harvest crews, hence the “Harvest” Moon. (source: The Old Farmers Almanac)
The sunset was not very bright with only a bit of pink in the sky and look at that bank of clouds on the horizon. As we waited, The Crystal Coast Lady cruise boat made her way down the waterway for the sunset dinner cruise. Sorry, for the blurriness – I was not set up for a moving vessel.Just when I thought that we would not see anything, the clouds started to light up. Needless to say, by the time the moon finally made an appearance it was quite high in the sky. I was still happy to get a decent shot of the moon over the port. Score!! It was a beautiful evening. Steve and I sat there on a bench for a bit longer, enjoying the moon as it rose higher and higher. As I was getting ready to leave, I turned the camera toward the street and Jaycee Park. I LOVE night photos. Hope that you enjoyed them.