December 7th, 2017, 10:10 p.m. local time
On this very cold but very clear night, the aging Waning Moon shown brightly from the East. I could see it easily despite my trees. All their leaves are gone, opening up views to me normally blocked during the warmer times of the year.
This is what I would call a rare-angle Moon, as it catches the light of a Sun still over eight hours away from reaching the horizon. Clouds and snow return tomorrow, but if the view is still open by morning, I will try to take another picture. I’m guessing the Moon at this point in time tonight was no more than 30 degrees off the horizon.
Oh, and I almost forgot…this was taken with my DSLR camera only, using the long lens for higher magnification.