I often think of Our Mother when I gaze at the moon. Check out picture #3 as you browse these images of the sky over the desert.
The night of July 20, 2011, I was sitting on the patio looking at the moon and thinking of Our Mother.
The moon had a pronounced halo surrounding it, probably due to all the recent dust storms, so I decided to snap some pictures.
With the same settings and tripod they all turned out the same except this third shot.
The moon rises over the McDowells...
...while the sun sets on the Western horizon.
A crescent moon and a comet over the desert.
Clouds try to obscure the moon to no avail.
Close up of a massive halo around a winter moon.
A "blood moon" at the beginning of a full eclipse rises near Four Peaks.
I've seen quite a bit, but a heart-shaped moon is definitely a first.