2011 06 05 – 4.12 day old Moon

2351 UT
18% illumination
Colongitude 325.3 deg
Distance 374681 km

I couldn’t resist taking this snap shot of the 4-day-old Moon on the 5th of June, 2011. It was well-hidden by the trees from the observatory, but it was a lovely sight in the evening hours while standing just outside the front porch.

The clouds were also putting on a show, almost iridescent as the light and atmospheric conditions played off the water droplets that formed them. For more information on clouds, fog, and water droplets, please visit Les Cowley’s site Atmospheric Optics

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~ by Erika Rix on June 7, 2011.

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