Many of us have awoken early to observe the sunrise, an incomparably beautiful event filled with calmness and color. Well this was not that, but my first moonrise. We had come out to see the stars in a sky free from contamination and light pollution and were surprised by a rising moon minutes later. The wind was strong and caused the clouds to streak with the long exposure, and the white lines in the sky are brief star trails. This was the night's entertainment.