Update: Since some people were asking. This is a 100% crop from my wife's D7000 camera. At the time I owned a D300 and that loss of 4megapixels was really showing in the detail.
Stars are actually in the photo. This image was put together from few versions of the same capture. Over and under exposed. Stars manifested in the overexposed image.
This was the last time the moon was closest to earth. Will try again in January 2013.