Sunday, April 10, 2011

Moonrise, Air Force Memorial

Our most recent full moon was unusually large. Looking for a special place to watch it rise, we went down to the Air Force Memorial. Dozens of people were already there. Some had cameras on tripods, others leaned over the railings and looked out past the Pentagon, across the river to the monuments and the Capitol. The sky grew dark. We waited. "Whoahhhhh....!!" everyone exclaimed in unison as a large red ball crested over the skyline. It rose quickly, changing from red to orange to yellow. And there it hung, twice the usual size. I am starting my fourth year of weekly photos just like the previous three: by offering you a picture of the Air Force Memorial. Usually I look up at its swooping lines. This time I looked straight ahead, appreciating itsmassive bases, perfectly framing that lovely moon.