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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Shipwreck at Moonset

A crescent Moon is about to sink under the western horizon in this sea and night skyscape.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Gibbous Moon beyond Swedish Mountain

This is a gibbous Moon. More Earthlings are familiar with a full moon, when the entire face of Luna is lit by the Sun, and a crescent moon, when only a sliver of the Moon's face is lit.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

Last Sunday when the Moon was young its sunlit crescent hung low near the western horizon at sunset.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Old Moon in the Young Moon's Arms

Tonight the Moon is young again, but this stunning image of a young Moon near the western horizon was taken just after sunset on October 10.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Last Days of Venus as the Evening Star

That's not a young crescent Moon poised above the hills along the western horizon at sunset.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon and Venus over Cannon Beach

What's that spot next to the Moon? Venus.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Reflections of Venus and Moon

Posing near the western horizon, a brilliant evening star and slender young crescent shared reflections in a calm sea last Thursday after sunset.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon in the Hyades

Have you seen the Moon lately? On April 18, its waxing sunlit crescent moved through planet Earth's night across a background of stars in the Hyades.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Twilight in a Western Sky

A slender crescent Moon and inner planets Venus and Mercury never wander far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies

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