Lately it seems that this is how often I post. I hope to do better in 2010, but to end 2009, and celebrate the second full moon of December, popularly known as a blue moon, that happens on December 31, 2009, I thought I’d post some of my favorite moon shots from the past several years.
1 A saguaro cactus is silhouetted by the rising moon in Saguaro National Park on the east side of Tucson, AZ.
2 A full moon rises over the desert in Vail, AZ east of Tucson.
3 An airliner crosses in front of a waxing gibbous moon in Tucson, AZ.
4 A full moon rises opposite the setting sun east of Tucson, AZ.
5 A waning gibbous moon is seen above the Stevie Eller Dance Theater on the University of Arizona Campus.
6 A nearly full moon rises over the desert of the Saguaro National Monument on the east side of Tucson, AZ.
7 A waxing crescent moon is seen against the silhouette of a street light in Tucson, AZ.
8 A young girl swings high in the air with the moon in the sky behind her in Tucson, AZ.
9 A waning gibbous moon can be seen just above the trains in this image taken in Tucson, AZ.
10 The planet Venus and a waxing crescent moon appear close together just before sunset on May 19, 2007 in Tucson, AZ.
11 The moon appears to be captured in a tangle of telephone wires in downtown Tucson, AZ.
12 The moon watches a bird sit on a telephone wire in downtown Tucson, AZ.
13 Fireworks and a waxing gibbous moon are reflected in a lake in this composite image taken July 4, 2009 in Saddlebrooke, north of Tucson, AZ.