Crescent moon

Tuesday’s crescent moon sets behind a small cabin. Photo by Göran Strand.

Photo credit: Göran Strand

Photo credit: Göran Strand

If you’ve been watching the early evening sky, you know the moon has returned to it. It has appeared in a slim waxing crescent phase over these past evenings. Göran Strand of Sweden captured the crescent moon on Tuesday evening, November 25, 2014. Notice the glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon? It’s called earthshine, and it’s sunlight reflected from Earth’s day onto the moon’s surface.

A big thank you to Göran Strand for sharing his photo with us. You can see more beautiful photos by Göran Strand here

Eleanor Imster