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Full Moon Rising over Washington Monument

23 Jul 2016, 14:06 UTC
Full Moon Rising over Washington Monument
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I've traveled to Washington DC four times this year for work, and I never thought I'd be doing this much traveling in my job in student affairs! I was in DC again this past week and decided to do some sight-seeing while grabbing dinner. I got a sushi burrito and water and walked over to the Washington Monument to enjoy the view as the sun set.I knew the moon was getting fuller by the day, but I didn't realize it was the night of the full moon until I saw a bright orange sliver peeking over the clouds. Everyone around me stopped playing Pokemon GO for a minute to enjoy the bizarre and familiar sight.Since the monument is positioned on a hill, there were plenty of great angles to view the moon juxtaposed alongside the flags and monument - but I didn't have my 'real' camera with me, so I was only able to grab this iPhone photo.I reclined on the marble benches around the base of the monument and slowly watched the sky change colors and a few stars and planets slowly appear.

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