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Waxing Crescent Moon | by Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer
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Waxing Crescent Moon

In modern astronomy, the Waxing Crescent Moon starts as the Moon becomes visible again after the New Moon conjunction, when the Sun and Earth were on opposite sides of the Moon, making it impossible to see the Moon from Earth.

Waxing means that it is growing, while crescent refers to the curved shape.

With some variations, the Waxing Crescent Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky, it gets more visible around sunset but normally sets before midnight.


This is a composite image.


Lenses used:

Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM (Landscape)

Canon EF100-400 4.5-5.6L IS USM + 1.4x III (Moon)


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Taken on December 10, 2018