In August, the full moon rises through the Belt of Venus, the subtly colored shadow cast by the earth in its own atmosphere. In the peaceful Limestone Mountains of Wyoming, the shadows cast by trees and mountain slowly lengthen and cool the warm, sun washed earth. Then, as the sun finally sets, the earth shadow rises in the eastern atmosphere - just as the moon appears from below the horizon. A few distant clouds reflect back the last color as the earth shadow expands and finally fades into the darkening sky of night.
The chirping of crickets in the silence is occasionally interrupted with other insects, bird songs and distant jet aircraft.Close