Thursday, 14 May 2015

Old Moon Rising

Some time before sunrise this morning, an old, waning crescent moon rose from behind Ben Hiant - picture taken at 4.30.  Once the sun's up, it becomes difficult to see the crescent moon as it moves across the daytime sky.

Tomorrow an even thinner crescent moon will rise later, a bit closer to the sun and, if the weather's fine, will again be visible briefly in the early morning sky.  New moon, when it has passed in front of the sun, is on Sunday.  A couple of days after that, if the evening's clear, we'll see the new moon low in the west at sunset.

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