The June full moon is known as the “Strawberry Moon” and will occur on June 9, 2017 this year. I enjoyÂ photographing the moon the day (or two) before the full moon. With the moon rising before sunset, Cathedral Rock isÂ still sunlit and provides a striking contrast with the moon.
The photographÂ was taken atÂ Crescent Moon Picnic AreaÂ on the banks of Oak Creek. The full moon this month is a MiniMoon, the opposite of the so-calledÂ SuperMoon. This means that the disk of the moon is smaller than average as the moon is at apogee, or its farthest distance from the Earth. If it had been at perigee (closest distance), the disk of the moon might have been larger than the gap.
Or I could have just shot the photograph from farther away.