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Full Moon Rising over South Padre Island 1

Port Isabel and South Padre Island

Once a month - and once in a blue moon - the full moon rises in the east as the sun sets in the west. This after-sunset image comes from Port Isabel and looks across Laguna Madre to South Padre Island. The Queen Isabel Causeway crosses this bay, traveling for over two miles across the channel. I didn’t notice the heron sitting on the wooden pole in the bay until I was back home editing this image. The bird was a nice surprise! He must have stayed there for a because he showed up in my images from here that spanned about 20 minutes.