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Between Sea Stacks: Astrophotographer Capture Setting Stunning Sky View

Moon Set Between Sea Stacks
Astrophotographer Jason Matias captured this gorgeous night view of the moon setting between sea stacks. (Image credit: <a href="www.facebook.com/jasonmatiasphotography">Jason Matias</a>)

Astrophotographer Jason Matias captured this gorgeous night view of the moon setting between sea stacks.

Jason Matias took the image on Jan. 1 of this year from Rialto Beach, Washington.

"I panicked when I saw that the moon was setting in orange hues and I had to keep chasing the angle to capture this photo.  I ended up on a rock well into the tide to be able to shoot down this sea stack’s V [shape]," he wrote to Space.com. [Photos: Our Changing Moon]

Moonset is when the moon appears to fall below the horizon. The orange hues created by scattered light were a surprise to the photographer.

"The moon drops so fast that I really had to rush, shoot, move to take this photo," Matias wrote.

This photo is a 3 image composite shot in quick succession. All frames are ISO 800 and f/4.

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Nina Sen

Nina Sen is a freelance writer and producer who covered night sky photography and astronomy for Space.com. She began writing and producing content for Space.com in 2011 with a focus on story and image production, as well as amazing space photos captured by NASA telescopes and other missions. Her work also includes coverage of amazing images by astrophotographers that showcase the night sky's beauty.