It was the closest the Moon has been to the Earth since 1948 and I wasn't going to let the opportunity slip by without getting a picture of it.
Luckily the apartment complex I live in has a kind of watch tower in the middle that people can walk up and just take in the views. I walked up around 4:30pm thinking the Moon would be up close to the top of the hour as it was the night before. Well, after about an hour of waiting it finally peeked out from behind the hills and the wait was worth it.
You really need to get the shot as soon as it begins because once it gets too high it looses its uniqueness, starts looking like any other night. I also didn't have the best set up to get a crisp or close shot. I was hand-held with a 70-200mm lens but luckily I was able to get a semi-decent sharp image (the one on top of this page). I had to boost some sharpness to get there but I am pleased with the results!
Below you can see a short sequence of the Moon rise.