Shooting the Moon

A photo essay. To view all 12 images, check out the email version.

The full moon closest to the start of fall, a.k.a. the harvest moon, happens every year. But not every harvest moon looks like this year’s.

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Rising over New Haven on the fifth of October, by the early morning of the sixth it was smoky, watery, alive. Sweeps of thick and thin clouds curled past, waning and waxing Luna’s glow, lit up as if by slow-motion sheet lightning, tinged with orange like the lanterns of the quiet city below.

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It was unpredictable and beguiling, and a spectacular way to usher in this special season.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Like what you see? Consider a free subscription to Daily Nutmeg.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories.

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