There was a lunar eclipse last month which would bring down the brightness of the moon a great deal (and the color of the moon here is consistent with that) and might explain why the reflection isn't there.
Here is an image I found of an eclipsed moon rising over a city:
This doesn't appear to have been taken during an eclipse, but lots of gunk in the atmosphere can produce the orange color as well.
It's a bit hard to judge but the size of the moon in the OP may be a bit big compared to the buildings but is not unreasonably so, IMO. I am a bit perplexed by the perfect building reflections (except for the one tiny wavy bit). I do not think that manipulations distract from an image but can produce slices of what reality should be. No need to get defensive if you fix the moon to be the proper size or make the reflections what they should have been.
FUnny, I was looking at that link thinking... MAN that looks a LOT like the Seattle Skyline but from that point, which would be on Alki beach that would have to be the moon rise not set.. then i looked around on the page and discovered I was indeed correct.
That image proves my point though. There would not be a mirror reflection of just the orb, there would be the swath of light that this image is missing. I like the image that has been posted in this thread. I just wonder about how this image was created...
Why did my post in this thread get deleted??!??!?!!??
I stand by my original (deleted) post from a couple hours ago, this image is a manipulation.
Perhaps because the post had the tone of a personal attack? Perhaps the moderator didn't like what you wrote? I don't know. lol
Here one somewhat similar:
From that link..
Full moon over Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Beautfiful night scene, but a 30 second exposure yields a great city picture, but an over-exposed moon. To properly shoot this scene, one must make a double-exposure picture: the same 30-second shot (without the moon), and a second exposure of the moon (generally, f5.6 @ 1/125 second) on the same frame of Velvia, that has nothing but the moon. "Sandwiched together", the in-camera composition would yeild the desired picture.