Jean-Baptiste Feldmann in France, who has contributed many photos to EarthSky, captured this young moon this week. He wrote at his blog Cielmania:
Viewing the crescent Selene two days after the new moon was a challenge. For several days, in fact, we are swept away by the rain and wind. There has been much talk about the Ruzica and Susanna storms with wind gusts that could reach 160 kilometers per hour and waves of over 10 meters.
Wednesday evening, 10 February, the heavens calmed before the arrival of a new disturbance in the west. I took the opportunity to go hunting in the crescent moon … it was a moment full of serenity after the hustle of the sky these days.
Thank you, Jean-Baptiste!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.