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Burnt Orange Moonrise Over UT | by ejmc
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Burnt Orange Moonrise Over UT

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The first moonrise of 2010 was an almost full orange moon over the stadium at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. This is an HDR combination of 4 shots taken at different exposures from Barton Creek Mall an hour after sunset. The moon really was this size and color. The dust in the atmosphere makes it look orange when low in the sky. It also looks larger because we see it so close to ground objects. It does get white as it rises but it really does not get smaller - it just looks smaller. [MG_8850_1_2_3]

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Taken on January 1, 2010