Summer Solstice Full Moon

Last night a rare event happened: the summer solstice and a full moon at the same time. So I went up Kahlenberg, a hill above the city of Vienna, to have a good view of this special full moonrise. Unfortunately my cheap little point-n-shoot camera is almost useless in low-light conditions, but I got a few halfway decent shots anyway. Click each pic to see a larger version.

A view of the city just before sunset.
A view of the city just before sunset.
A close-up view of the Danube flowing through the city.
A close-up view of the Danube flowing through the city.
The moon appearing from behind the layer of clouds on the horizon.
The full moon appearing from behind the layer of clouds on the horizon…
...and rising over the city.
…and rising…
...and rising.
…and rising.
A wider view of the moon over the city.
A wider view of the full moon over the city.
And a last close-up view.
And a last close-up view.

After a very cloudy and rainy day, I was lucky that it cleared  up just enough in the evening to enjoy this beautiful full moonrise on the summer solstice. Maybe it’s time to buy a “real” camera… đŸ˜‰