Young moon, refracted by atmosphere

Wonderful timelapse from Mike Cohea showing the October 20 young moon – only 1.3% illuminated – setting over Newport, Rhode Island, being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere. 

Moonset over Newport from Mike Cohea: Multimedia Producer on Vimeo.

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