Kirchner used all the possibilities of this printing technique with great effort for this outstanding woodblock print. He used several printing blocks, each inked differently, and placed them exactly next to and on top of each other so that the inks overlapped. Only after his press from Berlin, which weighed over 100 kilograms, had been transported into his place of exile in Switzerland could the artist carry out such elaborate woodblock prints. The woodcut was made after the composition of an oil painting that he had painted before. How supernatural the colours of this winter moon night seem, which Kirchner had observed one morning in the mountains in front of his house.