Steve Scanlon wrote:
… I had a chance to experience something magical. I am very lucky to live on the Jersey shore, with unobstructed views of the horizon. As I awaited both the moonrise and Jupiter, I knew that the rising moon would also have similar characteristics to a rising sun. As the moon lifted up, pulling away from the horizon, an omega shape was created. This lower portion of the moon is actually an inverted mirage of what is directly above it.
Too cool to say the least.
We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Steve!
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