Moonrise Over the Convention Center
You can also see the Omni Hotel, Petco Park, and the top of the Central Library. Taken from Coronado Island with a 200 mm lens.
Photo Tip - Timing the Moonrise
When shooting the full moon, it is important to understand if the moon will be rising before or after sunset because the foreground lighting will vary significantly.
The 100% full moon can occur at any time of the day. Sometimes it is synchronized with the sunset, usually not. For example, on Dec 25, 2015 the 100% full moon occured at 3:11 am - that is when the sun and moon are exactly opposite. On Christmas day 2015 the moon rose significantly later than the sunset. Sunset 4:48 pm, moonrise 5:32 pm.
On the day of this photo, the moon was rising a little bit later than the sunset. As a result, the buildings still had the sun reflections as the moon rose behind them. If the moon had risen later, the reflections would have been gone because the sun would be set and the sky would have darker.
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