Mercury and crescent Moon in the evening twilight (photo)

August 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
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(Posted 27 August 2014) The cloud was kind earlier this evening and cleared above the Brindabella’s to allow me to take an image of the slim crescent Moon and Mercury low above the Western horizon. The thing I like in particular about the image is seeing the night side of the Moon lit up by Earthshine.

(c) Paul Floyd 27 August 2014

(c) Paul Floyd 27 August 2014


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This website is maintained by Paul Floyd. I am an amateur astronomer (and school teacher) with 25 years experience (as at 2015) in running a range of education and public astronomy outreach activities. As of January 2015, I have been providing astronomy information via the WWW for eighteen years.