Here is the waning crescent moon over France on the morning of March 26, 2014. A waning crescent moon is sometimes called an old moon. It’s seen in the east before dawn.
Thank you to our friend VegaStar Carpentier for sharing this photo with us! You can see more of VegaStar Carpentier’s moon photos here
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