It is difficult to capture the moon at the right exposure as it is so bright. I liked this photo because of the profile of the Superstition Mountains in the East Valley and the glow basking over the city.
The moon at the horizon is filtered through the dry desert air and dust in the desert, and it creates a glow similar to a sunset. Similar light dynamics occur at sunset.
This is a milder version of what occurs at sunset. This photo exaggerates the light effect as we overexposed the photo a little so we could show the outlines of the mountains and the city even while dark.
You can see the top of the Scottsdale Waterfront Project in the foreground. The 101 Freeway runs through the middle of the photo.
Tomorrow is a good photo with details of the full moon and all of its glory shining over Scottsdale.