When I came downstairs this morning at about 6:30 a.m., I looked out the back window and saw a huge moon setting out over the vineyard. I picked up my camera and tried to capture it, despite the darkness. Here's the result.
The pictures are grainy, but that's because of the severe low-light conditions at such an early hour. By the way, it's already starting to get light at 6:30 now. Just a few weeks ago, we didn't see daylight until nearly two hours later than that.
A few minutes after the first photo above, the light had brightened slightly and I took the next two, zooming in progressively. All these moon photos have been processed with Photoshop to soften some of the graininess. The camera also has a hard time focusing with so little light.
A few minutes later, I noticed light on the other side of the house and realized the sun was rising. So I snapped a picture of that too. One nice thing about our house is that we can see both the sunrise and the sunset (or moonset) out our windows.