Moonrise Over Cove Creek Valley

Cove Creek Valley stretches for six miles northeast of Lake Lure. Arriving at an overlook five hundred feet above the valley floor, the Sun was just disappearing behind the mountains to the southwest, and the valley and surrounding peaks were bathed in that soft glow that precedes twilight.

Hickory Nut Mountain
View to the North
View to the Northeast

The nearly full orb emerged from the dimming light just before the Sun disappeared

Just fifteen minutes later, as the light faded, the true colors of moonrise emerged, and the details of the Moon’s surface became very clear.

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