Today’s Clark Lake dawn was preceded by the moon setting in the northwest sky, a few short minutes before.  The moonset, at 7:15 am, was striking.  It settled into the spot normally reserved for sunsets at the absolute peak of summer.  As you can see in the photo, refraction of the atmosphere expanded its size.

Then came dawn, and the Spirit Cam at the west end was ready for action.  The sunrise video below compresses 36 minutes into 30 seconds, starting at 7:24 am and concluding at 8 am, (Of course the tag photo at the end was taken much later, but from the exact same perspective as the dawn photos).  Enjoy.

Photo and video:  Rick Belcher