Another part of the formula for a good photo is knowing what the sky will be like. I use Intellicast.com weather forecasting - then click on the link to the Interactive Weather Map - and click the Clouds icon to show the cloud layer. You can zoom in or out on the map and at the bottom click the play button to animate the cloud movements. This helps me to determine if there might be a chance to get a clear sunrise or moonrise. Partial clouds may be okay, but if it is full overcast I can stay home.
The windmill below is a long hike out to the middle of a field. Using The Photographers Ephemeris helped me to get to the right spot at the right time. (I did not Photoshop the moon into the photo below- that is the way the image came right out of the camera.)