Moonrise in Yosemite National Park

EarthSky Facebook friend Manish Mamtani Photography contributed this photo of the moon rising over Yosemite National Park.


View Larger | Moonrise in Yosemite National Park courtesy of EarthSky Facebook friend Manish Mamtani. Visit Manish’s Facebook page to see many more beautiful images like this one!

Manish Mamtani captured this image while exploring Yosemite National Park, located in the U.S. state of California. He wrote:

I was out in Yosemite for Christmas [2012] and it was snowing all the time. After two days of snowfall, finally the sky cleared in Yosemite. I reached the Valley View in Yosemite National Park just after the sunset. I decided to stay to take some pictures unaware that it was a full moon night and that the moon will rise in between EL Capitan and Cathedral Rocks. It was one of the beautiful sights i have ever seen in my life. This picture made my trip.

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