Golden sunset? Nope, it's a flaming moonrise

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Golden sunset? Nope, it's a flaming moonriseCaters


It may look like a picture of a fiery sunset - but this is actually the moon rising.

The photo shows a rising full moon off the coast of Argentina, nicknamed "Thunder Moon" or "Buck Moon".

It was taken by photographer Luis Argerich, 42, in Rio de La Plata, Buenos Aires. The Argentinian college teacher took the picture in July this year.

According to theDaily Mail, the 42-year-old photographer said: "What looks like an ocean is actually a river, but being the widest river in the world it extends towards the horizon so you can't see the other shoreline.

"If weather permits I always go to the coast to try to photograph the rising moon. Atmospheric distortion produces semi-random effects so each moonrise is unique."

He added: "I liked the 'omega effect' that was clearly visible to the naked eye, this is a common sight when there is an inferior mirage.

"The coast of this river is known for producing a lot of mirages and atmospheric effects."

According to the Farmers Almanac, this full moon got its name as July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur.

It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time.

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