Distorted Moonset Sequence
Photography & Summary by Randy Scholten
This photo sequence showing an extraordinary moonset was taken from the shores of Garrison Lake in Port Orford, Oregon.
The camera was facing west; looking across the lake, beyond the narrow foredune and out toward the Pacific Ocean.
A very clear atmosphere enabled watching the Moon set all the way down to the horizon. The distortion that occurred as it descended was quite remarkable — the Moon’s shape was changing as fast as one could snap a picture.