Zimbabwe sunset and young moon

Following several days of cloud, rain and uncertainty, the skies suddenly cleared to reveal the sun and moon setting on what was expected to be the end of an era in Zimbabwe.

November 19, 2017 sunset by Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photos on this page: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in sunset and night scenery modes.

Half an hour after sunset on November 19, the very young crescent moon slowly became visible above a veil of thin cloud just to the right of a fan of broad crepuscular rays (see photos below). The moon gradually became brighter as darkness approached, and it descended towards the distant horizon behind Chikanga Township.

Thankfully have the photography and surrounding natural beauty to help keep my mind off the precarious situation here.

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Crepuscular rays following November 19 sunset, by Peter Lowenstein.

View larger. | Young moon comes into view after sunset. Photo by Peter Lowenstein.

November 19 young moon behind a veil of clouds, by Peter Lowenstein.

November 19 young moon above Chikanga Township, by Peter Lowenstein.

Bottom line: November 19, 2017 sunset and young moon photos from Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Peter Lowenstein