How to Watch the Outer Banks Moonrise
The Outer Banks is one of the best spots in the world to view the moonrise. The best island to catch gorgeous moonrises is Hatteras Island. This is due to less buildings and lights that go with them. Read on for more about Outer Banks moonrises.
Where does the moon rise in the Outer Banks?
The moon always rises in the east and sets in the west. This means you want to face towards the ocean to catch the best moonrise.
What is the best time to watch the moonrise in the Outer Banks?
The best time to watch the moonrise in the Outer Banks is between sunset and sunrise. Night time allows you to view the moons reflection on the water. If conditions are right, the moon light makes it almost look like day time!
Is the moonrise as good as the sunrise in the Outer Banks?
I would say the moonrise on Hatteras Island is often better than sunrise. Most people haven't experienced the moonrise on Hatteras Island over the ocean and don't understand how beautiful it is until you witness it for yourself. Make sure to check the moonrise and moonset times so you can catch the moon as soon as it rises or sets.
Where to Watch the Outer Banks Moonrise
For a private Outer Banks sunset experience, the best place to watch a moonrise is from the deck of an oceanfront property on Hatteras Island. Here's a photo taken from our Looney Dunes vacation rental.
Outer Banks Moonrise at the Avon Pier
This Outer Banks photo of the Avon Pier looks like daytime! I took this photo at night after the sun was set. Moonrises on Hatteras Island are like nowhere else!
Outer Banks Moonrise on the Beach
The beach is another great spot to view the Outer Banks moonrise. Here's a couple photos taken on the beach on Hatteras Island just south of the Avon Pier.
Outer Banks Moonrise Photographs
Here's a great shot of the Outer Banks moonrise over our 6BR Lady of Dare vacation home in Avon, located on Hatteras Island.
The moonrise makes an excellent backdrop to dune grass growing on the sand dunes in the Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Moonrise Recap
The photos above don't really do it justice. Moonrises in the Outer Banks are something you should see in person! Book one of our vacation rentals today and experience it for yourself.