Last Monday, January 24th, we were returning from Hawarim Farm where we did another fun astro tour for Taglit/Birthright Israel. As we turned onto the perimeter road that skirts the edge of Machtesh Ramon we came upon a huge last quarter moon rising over the desert, peering into the abyss of the giant crater. It looked like nothing so much as a gigantic, juicy slice of fresh tangerine. Here it is for your delectation and delight.
A tangerine moon rises over Machtesh Ramon (Click for full size image)