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Slender Moon Over Modica, Italy - January 24, 2020

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Photographer: Alessia Scarso
Summary Authors: Alessia Scarso; Jim Foster

This sly grin of this slender Moon was barely visible when I took the above photo from Modica (Sicily), Italy, at dusk on December 27, 2019. Only 2.4 percent of the lunar disk was illuminated on this young, 1-day old Moon. The Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, at far right, is just high enough to escape the ever-deepening shadows of evening twilight. See if you can detect tomorrow night's very young Moon.

Photo Details: Composition of two photos, taken 30 minutes apart. Landscape and Sky: SONY ILCE-7RM3 camera; 0.8-second exposure; ƒ/6.3; ISO 200. Moon: SONY ILCE-7RM3 camera; 2.0 second exposure time; ƒ/6.3; ISO 1600. Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2017 (Mac).

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