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

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

14 thoughts on “Full Moon Rising”

      1. No. I’m not out and about much these days. It is the height of spring sports so I’m here or there or recovering from being here or there. 🙂 But I’m glad others capture it so I can see it.

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  1. 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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  2. 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!

    Joanne

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