This was the full moon as it rose on the Gold Coast last night. It is a blue moon as it was the second full moon of the month of August. The Gold Coast is full of high rise buildings all along the coast and most of the time this detracts from nature, but every now and then it works with nature to fuel our sense of the romantic and enable us to experience the beauty of nature even in amongst the city buildings of man.
The orange colour comes from the smog and/or clouds at the horizon level, the moon often appears larger and orange until it rises higher in the sky when it appears white and smaller. I love the fact that you can get a glimpse of the structure of the moon, it’s craters and lakes when the moon is full and low in the sky.