We've got the same smoke here, except I thought it was from the burning of mountains of XL red sweaters down in Bloomington. Yer pretty darn fortunate to have East St. Lou that close.
Moon through the palms reminded me..I've got to start looking for the negative of a shot I took three years ago on Christmas Eve in SP, at night with the moon reflecting across the water and a pier, through the palms. I had it enlarged to 18"x24" and have it hung in my office. SWMBO (watercolorist) entered it in the State Fair photo comp, along with her dabbles, and damn if it didn't get a red. Need that darn negative.