Matthew Wheeler Moon spiked on Lucille June 2 2016 aa

Though some of us were left feeling underwelmed by the new year, Matthew Wheeler’s cosmographic vigilance resulted in some impressive pictures.

Above: The moon setting on January 2nd, perched on the pinnacle of Mt Lucille.

Below: Moon rising out of the top of the Beaver, taken 6 minutes into the new year. The less bright curved shape of the moon above the peak is actually the dark side of the moon being lit by earthshine.

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