Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
One morning last month I was outdoors taking photos of birds. One of the birds I was trying to photograph flew up into the sky, and when I looked up to see where it was going, I noticed the moon. It was almost directly overhead, and I decided it was as worthy a photo subject as the birds.
For the record, the photo was taken from Hawaii's Kohala Coast on Aug. 22, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Hawaii Standard Time - about 29 hours before the moon officially reached its Last Quarter phase.