The support pylons underneath Scripps Pier form a gate like structure and moon sets in the opening at the end. The light from the moon shifts orange as it approaches the horizon,
Every lunar cycle, the moon takes a wandering path across the sky. Sometimes it rises and sets further to the south, other times it is more northerly. However on this day it set at 289.6 degrees which perfectly aligned it with the opening at the end of Scripps Pier. I was further fortunate in that there was no marine layer to block the view.
The underside of Scripps Pier has always reminded me of a gate. In this case, for a brief moment taking me straight to the moon, a reminder that even if it appears most of the time like there's nothing at the end of our path, things change and it's just a matter of time.
I took this photo just a few minutes before moonset on 3/18/19. The time was around 5:25 a.m. or about 1.5 hours before sunrise. I believe this is the first photo ever taken with the moon aligned in the center of the pier's opening.
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