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Apollo 17: The Crescent Earth

2021 April 29

Da Vinci Rise

An old Moon rose this morning, its waning sunlit crescent shining just above the eastern horizon before sunrise.

Saturn at Night

Telescopes can only bring Saturn's day into view.

NGC 7129 and NGC 7142

The two appear separated by only half a degree on the sky, but they actually lie at quite different distances.

Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

What's happening above that volcano?

Mimas in Saturnlight

Peering from the shadows, the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Mimas lies in near darkness alongside a dramatic sunlit crescent.

Crescent Saturn

Saturn never shows a crescent phase from Earth.

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.

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