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Crescent Moons

6 Dec 2018, 12:48 UTC
Crescent Moons
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Here's a couple of photos showing a crescent Moon during two consecutive mornings. In the first photo the Moon is 4% lit and since the sky is quite dark it's possible to see the unlit part of the Moon due to so called Earthshine. Earthshine occurs when sunlight reflects off the Earth's surface and illuminates the unlit portion of the Moon’s surface.Nikon D850 and Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VRThis morning, the moon was 28.6 days old of its 29.5-day lunar phase and only 1% illuminated. Such thin crescent moon is hard to see with the naked eye, but with a pair of binoculars or a camera with a little higher magnification, it's much easier to see.Nikon D850 and Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 D IF-ED with a TC-20E III teleconverter.Follow my work in social mediahttps://www.instagram.com/Astrofotografenhttps://www.facebook.com/FotografGoranStrandhttps://twitter.com/Astrofotografen

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