Thursday, March 30, 2017

THIN CRESCENT MOON SETTING Taken by Peter Lowenstein on March 29, 2017 @ Mutare, Zimbabwe

This evening (29 March) the waxing New Moon first appeared over Christmas Pass about half an hour after sunset (second and third photographs). The lead animation, produced from a video recorded at 18.52 LT when it was almost dark, shows the thin bright crescent descending through some trees on a hillside adjacent to the Pass. In the last photograph captured at twilight, bright Earthshine is still visible on the dark side of the Moon. The photographs and video were taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact camera in sunset and night scenery modes.

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