Full Moon Rising

pink moon, full moon, Harrisonburg VA

Full Moon Rising.

Precisely at 8:05 p.m. on April 29, 2018, the full moon rose over the Massanutten Mountain range just east of Harrisonburg, Virginia. I stationed myself atop a hill behind Eastern Mennonite University on the city’s northwest side to ensure I had a clear vantage point to view the moonrise. I wasn’t disappointed as the moon peeked right at a change in elevation in the landmark mountain ridge. Massanutten runs through the center of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley from Harrisonburg northeast to near Strasburg.

I was fortunate that the evening was clear and the humidity was low, which allowed for a perfect view of the full moon. “Full Moon Rising” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2018


Filed under human interest, nature photography, Photo of the Week, photography, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, weather

14 responses to “Full Moon Rising

  1. I remember those days! We’re repeating them now with the grandkids. 🙂


  2. What a stunning photo! Thanks for stationing yourself and sharing. I admired this from the window of my sanctuary as it rose through the trees across the street.

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  3. I saw that moon rise too and it was indeed stunning. You captured a lot of detail–craters and shadows?– on the moon’s surface. It also looks like a ball rolling down the hill: my alternate title “Full moon rolling”. 🙂

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  4. Joanne Cuny

    What a beautiful shot of that moon & the always memorable Massanutten Mt. We truly appreciate all your wonderful pictures-brings back great memories of your beautiful Valley. Thanks again Bruce!


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  5. Patricia A Dougherty

    So beautiful. New to your blog.

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