I hadn't planned on photographing the super moon today. From our house the sky would be too dark to get any detail around the moon, other than the moon by itself surrounded by black sky. A bright moon hanging in a black void certainly doesn't give any sense-of-scale for how large the moon appears when it first rises above its surroundings. But then I found myself having to stop by the store on my way home from work. When I pulled into the parking lot, there was the moon, front and center, staring me in the face as it rose above the north end of the Sandias. With all the lights in the parking lot, I was able to get a shot of the full moon rising, looking very large over the lightly illuminated surroundings in its super luminous state.