It was a day or two past the full moon stage, but nevertheless a beautiful moonrise on a crystal clear night. I learned two things from this exercise. The moon rises in the northeast in November at 45 degrees north latitude (not the east), and its shape is distorted (sort of squashed and oblong) when first seen just above the horizon. And of course, the moon appears much bigger and more orange close to the horizon due to atmospheric interference. (Please click on the image to see the full view.)

Full-ish moon and lights from houses reflected in Lake Owasso, Roseville, November 2021.

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