Who is watching whom? The moon forms a massive eye that looks out over Utah

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December 11, 2020

Grace Ebert

Image © Zach Cooley, shared with permission

Utah is full of strange happenings these days: First, the mysterious monolith appeared in a remote region of the southwestern state, and now the moon has been caught peering over its landscape in an act of aerial surveillance.

Photographer from Phoenix during Halloween weekend Zach Cooley traveled to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, and staked a spot near this sandstone arch that dates back millions of years. The location wasn’t just a good guess – Cooley relied on three smartphone apps to get himself in the right place at the right time. As the moon passed the opening, it snapped the incredible juxtaposition, revealing a massive eye embedded in the rocky landscape. The random photo was named later NASA’s Photo of the Daywho then thought: “Who is watching whom?”

For more information on Cooley’s moon-chasing antics, check out his Instagramand record a printout his side. (about This is not luck)


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