"To the left of the setting moon is I-40 which lies parallel with Route 66 the famous American road spanning coast to coast. This is taken from the east side of Albuquerque New Mexico looking west." [Roch Hart, Nov. 20, 2009 Sony DSLR-A200]
Albuquerque professional photographer Roch Hart comments to his followers on Flickr about this long-distance image, a remarkably tight part of the sky. Mr. Hart is also owner/operator of New Mexico Jeep Tours and our best guess is he took this from a "sky island" in that big sky country. (And we don't mean Montana).