Moon, Stars and Clouds
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Here’s the view I found myself under on the other morning (9/25). Skies were mostly clear and a nice crescent moon had just come up over the mountains to the southeast. I’ve not yet looked up the name of the star pictured next to the moon (likelihood of this happening is descending towards nil).
Note the earthshine visible in the image. Earthshine is sunlight reflecting off the Earth and back onto the moon. It makes a beautiful sight. Earthshine is most apparent just before and just after the new moon.