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See it! This weekend’s full moon

Favorite photos of the July 2017 full moon from EarthSky friends around the world. Thanks to all who submitted to EarthSky or posted to EarthSky Facebook!

John Ashley at Glacier National Park, Montana, wrote: “The July 2017 full moon rises over Mount Saint Nicholas on its way into a warm summer dusk. Video on my FB page at JohnAshleyFineArt.

Full Thunder Moon rises over New York City, by Alexander Krivenyshev of WorldTimeZone.com. Alexander caught this photo on July 9 at 8:57 p.m., when the moon was some 20 hours past the crest of its full phase. Do you notice the flattened edge to the upper rim of the moon? That’s because, by Sunday evening as seen from NYC, the moon was already waning.

Rising 100.0% full moon – Taken at 5:56pm July 9, 2017 – taken in Wodonga Australia by Michael Coonan.

July 8, 2017 moon from Mimi Ditchie at See Canyon Road near Avila Beach, California. She wrote: “The full moon was a deep red color from the Alamo Fire to our southeast.”

Dan Wyman in Oceanside, California wrote on July 8, 2017: “I saw the sun set and the full moon rise while on a neighborhood bike ride this evening.”

Hung Vu in Redding, California wrote: “I was looking for a spot to take a full moon photo, but the area is too open. When I saw the electric tower, I stopped and wait for the moon in the good position to press the shutter button.”

Susan Gies Jensen in Odessa, Washington captured this shot last night, as the moon turned astronomically full at 9:07 p.m. PDT.

Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan caught this shot from New Jersey and wrote, “Thunder Moon, Guru Purnima, HayMoon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon rises slowly, with the clouds threatening to bring down curtains to witness the near full moon (99.9%). We got lucky as the weather gods cleared the clouds briefly to capture there moon clipping the spire of Empire State Building.”

Patti Weeks wrote: “The full moon was rising among the trees above a downtown building on a lovely pre-storm evening, Greenville, North Carolina.”

Full moon rising caught by Ganesh Panneer at Stone Ridge, Virginia, July 8, 2017.

Almost full Moon, rising. From southern England via Steve Pond.

Chander Devgun in New Delhi, India caught the moonrise on July 8.

Cindy Chai caught the July 8 rising moon from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Matt Fisher caught the moon on the morning of July 8, from Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon. He wrote: “Moon setting as the Dory Boats are going out to fish.” By the way, that second, round ball next to the moon in this image is what’s called a lens flare; we see lens flares often on photos of bright objects like the sun and moon. It’s an internal reflection from Matt’s camera.

Chirag Upreti caught the nearly full moon rising behind the Statue of Liberty in New York on the morning of July 8. He wrote: “Illuminated at ~99.2% today, the moon takes on a gorgeous reddish-orange hue as it passes behind Lady Liberty.”

Bottom line: Photos from EarthSky friends of the July 8, 2017 full moon.

Deborah Byrd

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