Cusp Anastasia, eve of Final Full Moon Rise, 2020. Photos JTL
Is it a moonscape? Perhaps a foreign land? Another planet? No, these sunset-moonrise pictures are of the backbone of the the Atlantic Ridge, also known as the Anastasia Formation. This ancient coral rock lines much of Florida’s east coast and is dramatically revealed along the ocean shoreline of south Hutchinson Island, Martin County, Florida.
The photos are taken with an iPhone and untouched. During the golden-hour the rock reveals a warm, rich palate absorbing and reflecting the ocean and sky’s stunning sun and moonlight.
Although these photographs were taken on the eve of the full moon, December, 28, tonight may be even more beautiful as the last full moon of 2020 will rise this evening, December 29, 2020.
It is said that “Anastasia” is a Greek name with roots in the word “resurrection.” For me, especially with a year like 2020, I am thankful for the beauty of Nature that gives opportunity to be reborn.
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2021.
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12 thoughts on “Cusp Anastasia, Final Full Moon Rise of 2020”
Beautiful photographs! Happy New year!
Thank you Janet! Happy New Year! 🙂
Spectacular. Thank you.
Happy New Year Nathan! Appreciate the comment!
Happy New Year Ezra! Thanks!!!
Thank you Cyndi! Happy New Year to you! Hope to see you in 2021!
Those pictures are awesome. Did a beautiful job Jacqui.
Thank you James! So appreciated. Happy New Year to you!
Stunning and timely!!! Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of our natural world. You and your husband do an amazing job reporting, photographing and educating us on the need to protect our world. Happy 2021.
So kind of you! Thank you!!!! Happy 2021 to you too!!!