Summer of the supermoon

By Patric Hedlund

Michael Hightower knew exactly what he was doing on July 12 at 8:32 p.m. He had given it great thought, and he was ready.

He set himself up on his front porch on Castac View Road in Lebec, overlooking the sump pond turned into year-round Castac Lake on the western flank of Tejon Ranch. His kids had given him a new 16 megapixel Nikon camera with a 600 millimeter lens for Father’s Day. It was in position. And when it started to happen, he was…


Photo caption:

In the foreground, silhouetted against the moonrise in the east, are the communication towers three miles away on the ridge line of Tejon Ranch.

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This is part of the July 18, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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