Waxing Crescent Moon Phase: Illumination 5%

Driving home from yoga class this evening, around 9:30 p.m., I gazed up at the sky and saw this beautiful, bright crescent moon on this warm summer night.  Today’s Moon is in a Waxing Crescent Phase, illuminated at 5% (yeah, I didn’t know this off the top of head…of course I had to Google the moon’s stats).  “A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.”

4W4A40984W4A40924W4A4084The moon, the stars, the sun, the sky, the clouds…I never get tired of looking up.

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