Moonset | Photograph by Koustav Maity
“This image was taken during the rare celestial trifecta (super-blue-blood moon) in 2018. We decided to watch the moon setting over the Pacific as there was a prediction for clear skies. As the partially eclipsed moon was setting over the Pacific, the seascape turned into a blue and pink canvas, reflecting light from the far east,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Koustav Maity. “This is a favorite of mine since luckily, I also got an early rise watching the setting moon from the pier in the frame. Superfecta moment!”
"The moon has always been a source of poetic inspiration for man. Here it takes a particular dimension by the rarity of the phenomenon. The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' will not happen again until 2037. The colors, the size of the moon in perspective with the small human silhouette at the end of the pontoon make it a picture full of sweetness. Thank you for having captured this moment with so much poetry." — #YourShotPhotographer Marc Henauer (@marc_henauer)
This photo was submitted to our “The Moon in Your Life” assignment, guest edited with Bill Anders, United States Air Force Major General and @nasa astronaut. To share your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile.