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By John Harrison

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Harvest Moon
Photo by John Harrison

The full Harvest Moon often appears to have an orange or reddish glow when it rises above the horizon. This is due to a phenomenon called "atmospheric refraction," which occurs when the Moon's light passes through the Earth's atmosphere.

As the Moon rises above the horizon, its light must pass through more of the Earth's atmosphere than when it is directly overhead. The Earth's atmosphere acts like a prism, bending the light and causing it to scatter in different directions. This scattering effect causes the shorter, bluer wavelengths of light to be dispersed, while the longer, redder wavelengths are able to penetrate through the atmosphere and reach our eyes.

This causes the Moon to appear larger and more orange or reddish in color when it is closer to the horizon. The same phenomenon can also occur with the Sun, which is why it often appears to be more orange or red during sunrise or sunset.

It's a breathtaking sight that I feel fortunate to have captured in this photograph and I am now offering this as a limited edition Gallery Acrylic Facemount. See the blog for an exciting offer,

This Limited-Time Commercial Art Offer Ends

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

20% of net profits will be donated to the Homeless and provide Educational Services for Children in Poverty.

Receive 20% OFF by entering the following code at checkout:


Valued at $4,500

*Tax and Shipping Not Included
Also available as a one of one NFT, contact us for current value.

59" x 48" Gallery Acrylic Facemount

Acrylic facemounts are very popular mediums for photographers, art galleries, and fine art applications. Since an acrylic facemount has greater longevity, durability, and quality of materials, it is also ideal for creating wall art for the home or corporate art.

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Your image is printed on archival photographic paper using pigment-based inks with Epson professional printers. Utilizing all-new high-performance printhead technology, the print colors and quality are fine art and industry-best. We add a subtle glow to your print, with a metallic print upgrade - a perfect effect for this image. 

On our Gallery Acrylic Facemount, there is no added space between the acrylic and the print. This enhances the image and its colors and reflects them brilliantly in your home or gallery. This vibrant option's unique style has easily become a favorite among professional artists and galleries.

The materials alone produce superior quality and color accuracy; the resolution, depth, and vibrancy of colors on photo paper are unmatched. The photo print is then facemounted to a quality acrylic using an opti-clear, pH-neutral adhesive with UV inhibitors.

Size: 59 x 48
Gallery Acrylic Facemount
Epson Metallic Photo Paper
1/4“ Trulife Acrylic
This photo will use our aluminum framing option which is lighter, more rigid, and better structurally. Hanging hardware provided.

Different sizes and mediums may be custom designed. Most of the art on Artfully Giving is suitable to be upgraded to high-end gallery quality. Contact us for a consultation

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Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is a beautiful celestial event that occurs every year, and last year, it was especially breathtaking over the Lighthouse at Navy Pier in Chicago. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox, and last year it appeared on September 20th, 2022.

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