Daytime moon from December 18, 2010

This image of a daytime moon came from Brian Pate, a friend of EarthSky on Facebook. Cool image, Brian!

Daytime moon Dec. 18, 2010
Daytime moon seen on December 18, 2010. Image by Brian Pate. Used with permission.

Astronomers call this sort of moon – a moon seen in blue daytime sky in the few days before full moon – a waxing gibbous moon. Watch for this sort of moon today, too, in late afternoon. And don’t forget the lunar eclipse Monday night!

I liked what another ES Facebook friend, Elena Wates, said about this photo. She simply said, “Ah. Her veil.” Yes.

December 19, 2010

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