Crescent Moon (2012 August 18)

posted: 1918 days ago, on Monday, 2012 Aug 20 at 13:05
tags: astronomy, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Moon, Kos Coronaios.

The young Moon returns to the evening sky as a slender crescent visible shortly after sunset.

The Moon in the image is about 25 hours old (New on the 17th, at 17:55). Over the next few evenings it will be a beautiful sight in the west at dusk as it passes by the prominent trio of Spica, Mars and Saturn, being particularly charming tomorrow, Tuesday August 21.

Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012

nothing more to see. please move along.