The New Moon Crescent
Taken by Thierry Legault on May 15, 2018 @ Jurques, Normandy, France
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I went to Normandy to find the clear sky I needed to take the lunar Crescent at the exact moment of the New Moon (today, 11:48 UTC)
More details on the dedicated page: http://www.astrophoto.fr/new_moon_2018may15.html
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cool image of the moon!
Posted by johnster2222 2018-05-15 10:45:31
WOW that is incredible! Has this ever been done before???
Posted by Rocketeer 2018-05-15 16:21:41
Jolie manip ! Bravo Thierry !
Posted by sweiller 2018-05-15 17:48:12
Wait a second...I read about this before on EarthSky.org:
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/young-moon-visibility

You mean youve done it again?
Brilliant.
Posted by le93baron 2018-05-17 05:53:55
This proves that Muslims in Lebanon started Ramadan later than they should by one day. Therry you should annually do it, mate!
Posted by superlinux1 2018-05-17 10:25:28
Incredible effort to capture this. I am wondering though if this is a result of the tilted lunar orbit. New moon should be completely behind the earth which would render any regular crescent impossible. Could this be a result of the new moon being higher (or lower) in its regular but tilted orbit? Could it also be a result of that there is only one place on the planet for any given month that the exact new moon is a complete alignment of the sun - earth - moon. I guess what Im saying is in a true new moon there should be no crescent at all but at certain new moons its apparently obvious that a crescent is possible based on tilt or observing location.
Posted by JayS_CT 2018-05-18 09:53:23
80 thumbs up
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