I left my apartment around sunset, walked about a mile, and watched the moon rise over the mountains sometime around 7:30 pm (give or take a few minutes). It was the first time I ever photographed the event, and also the first nighttime walk I've gone on since moving to my present location.
Unfortunately my camera sucks, only has a 4x zoom lens, and would've needed a telephoto lens to really do the moon justice. So they aren't the greatest pictures, but at least it's better than nothing.
|This is the brightest I've ever seen the moon. It almost looks like the sun.|
It was a lot of fun walking at night. I used to take a lot of nighttime walks back in my hometown, near Lake Michigan, but not so much since moving here. I may start doing it regularly, especially once it starts getting into the 100s again and becomes too uncomfortable to walk during the day. It's more dangerous at night, with the low visibility, the threat of falling, getting hit by a car, or attacked by people or wildlife, but I think walking at night would actually be beneficial for me.
It's amazing how different the world appears at night. How the same path I walk along during the day seems so much different at night, shows a completely different aspect of itself. Walking at night, while certainly having its risks, is a good way to develop your environmental awareness, to improve your night vision, observation skills, agility and balance. It's not something I'll do every night, but once in awhile, I think it'll be a good adventure.