About 4:20 this morning, the moon set in a place normally reserved for sunsets at the peak of summer. The tiny dots in the sky aren’t flecks of dust on your screen. Those are the stars saying hello to anyone who cares to observe them at 4 am. Presently, the moon is in the first quarter and heading for full on March 9th.
At sunrise, the DamCam and SpiritCam captured the look of the approaching day. The first photo is what the SpiritCam saw with Pine Point to the left and Eagle Point center/right.
The DamCam was watching, too. Note the reflected glow of the rising sun on the face of the cottages.
We have Mike McKay to thank. He funded the acquisition of both cameras.
Moon photo and story: Rick Belcher