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Watch a Magical Moonrise

This is absolutely lovely. Photographer Mark Gee says this incredible real-time video “is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever.” It shows the full Moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand.

“People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising,” Gee wrote on Vimeo. “I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.”

While Gee said it was a challenge to shoot, the final result is stunning.

Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Johnny Strife January 31, 2013, 4:56 AM


  • Joel Raupe January 31, 2013, 9:01 AM

    “Nothing more complicated than perception…” Poetry in motion… Thanks, Nancy!

  • bugzzz January 31, 2013, 11:46 AM

    That’s pretty great.

  • Brandon Davis January 31, 2013, 8:29 PM

    One of the advantages of working at a world class visual effects company is that you get artists like Mark who randomly post amazing night sky photos and video like this :)

  • Noel Chidwick February 1, 2013, 12:31 PM

    Fantastic. Reminds us exactly where we stand in this universe.