The Daily Norm’s Photo of the Week – Mandarin Moonshine
I saw this incredible moon rising up above the twinkling tower blocks of the far off Canary Wharf business district from my South London balcony last night. The moon was so incredibly large and orange that at first I thought my eyes were deceiving me – I couldn’t understand why something bearing a resemblance to a large glowing mandarin was somehow floating in amongst the nearby rooftops of Clapham and above the distant city skyline of London. But as soon as I realised what a majestic planetary sight this was, I rushed inside to grab my camera before the moon had risen to its usual full height and taken on a paler shade of grey.
It’s inevitable that the photo, taken on the maximum zoom length of my pocket camera, isn’t exactly the best quality, but I am delighted that despite the distance, you can still make out the exquisite marbling of the moon’s surface, and appreciate both the incredible colour and the amazing size of the moon when seen besides the almost toy-sized tower blocks in front of it. Amazing.
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