Super Moonset - Pigeon Point Lighthouse
May 5th 2012 hosted a Super Moon which lit up the coast just as the sun was rising to the east. A Super Moon occurs when the moon makes its closest approach to the Earth and appears slightly larger and much brighter in the sky than usual. As the moonset on the morning of May 6th it illuminated the coastline at California's most famous Lighthouse at Pigeon Point. The early morning hour created deep blues and the low full moon cast a glowing light upon the surf in front of the lighthouse as viewed from the bluffs just south of the Lighthouse. The sun rising in the east helped to illuminate the normally silhouetted lighthouse and coastline.