Moonset on the West Coast… an early-bird quest
The Oregon Coast is known for its breath-taking sunsets.
But… what about moonsets?
A recent camping trip to the beach during the full moon phase provided a great opportunity for seeking an answer to this question.
The first morning, moonset was scheduled to occur at 6:o3 am. I set the alarm, and walked to the beach with hopes of spotting my first moonset into the Pacific Ocean.
But luck was not with me… off-shore fog obscured the setting moon. The only visible light upon the horizon shone aboard a crab boat as early-bird fishermen set crab rings for the day’s catch.
The next morning, moonset was still scheduled for a dark early morning time- 6:30. I arrived at the coastline well ahead of the timetable.
That was a good thing.
The full moon was beginning its descent into a blanket of fog…
Just like the day before, moonset at the ocean’s edge remained a mysterious circumstance.
This week’s challenge: “Early Bird”