A Full Moon rises in this waterfront scene.
Its colorful, watery reflection is joined by harbor lights and
a windowed skyscraper's echo of the western horizon just after sunset.
The tantalizing image is a composite of frames recorded at 2 minute
intervals on November 28 from the Caspian Sea
port city of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Still, this Full Moon was not really as big or as bright as others,
though it might be hard to tell.
In fact, November 28's Full Moon was near apogee, making it the
smallest Full Moon of 2012.
As it rose over the Baku boardwalk (along with much of the
eastern hemisphere), it was also in the Earth's lighter or
The subtle effect of the
lunar eclipse is just discernible
as the slightly darker left side of the lunar disk.
Opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky, the Full Moon was also
joined by bright planet Jupiter, only a
few days from its own opposition.