A Full Moonset
can be a dramatic celestial sight, and Full Moons can
have many names.
Late October's Full Moon,
the second Full Moon after the
northern hemisphere autumnal equinox, has been traditionally called the
According to lore, the name is a fitting one because this
Full Moon lights the night during a time for hunting
in preparation for the coming winter months.
In this scene,
last week's Hunter's Moon
with a rich yellow light,
setting as dawn comes to the Italian Alps.
Topping out at over 11,000 feet, the snowy peak known as Rochemelon
glows, just catching the first reddened light of the rising Sun.
Stefano De Rosa