Sunset, moonrise

On Saturday night I photographed the weekly races at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton. I set up in my usual spot atop the press box on the west side of the track. It affords me a relatively unobstructed view over the safety fence. At around 8:00 p.m. between races I looked to the west and the bright orange glowing orb that was the setting sun on the horizon.

I turned back towards the track and at the same time as the sun was setting, a full moon was rising in the east. The man-in-the-moon face smiled back at me as it slowly rose above the clouds tinged with the warm light from the setting sun directly opposite from it.

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