A Waxing Crescent Moon at 8% illumination on Saturday, April 25, 2020
Photography by Curtis Beaird
Last night, when we arrived home, we saw the most beautiful Waxing Crescent Moon. Curtis went inside and grabbed the camera, and this is the result. You can see the Waxing Crescent Moon hovering over the pecan trees at 8% illumination. The round silhouette of the moon is called earthshine. The dim glow of earthshine happens when the sun's light reflects off of the earth's surface and back onto the moon.
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