Brett Joseph captured this image in San Anselmo, California on Friday morning. He wrote:
Moon and Mercury prepare for their great disappearance trick. Of course, you in the eclipse path can catch the moon in the act, but none of us will see Mercury’s travel behind the sun.
Thanks to Gary P Caton for tidying up this photo I took from my sister’s place in San Anselmo, California this morning (January 4, 2019).
Bottom line: Photo of crescent moon and planet Mercury at sunrise.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.