The early morning moon captured over the Gulf of Mexico, off the shores of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Local residents spoke of seeing the "red moon" the morning after my arrival. I was up at 5:30 AM the next day hoping to capture the moon, realizing it wouldn't come to fruition until 7:05 AM, as seen here. After telling others what was spotted, it was not to be seen again. The moon the following morning at 7:00 AM was no where near the shade of red it was the morning before.
The darker "rectangle" seen in the lower frame of this photo is actually the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And the horizontal red line seen under the moon is what remained of the moon's reflection off the gulf's water. It was odd to see the moon's reflection disappear as it set toward the horizon rather than see the reflection extend itself over the gulf's water.
Captured March 19, 2011.
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