Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Very Young Moon



Last night while listening and watching Timberdoodles (American Woodcock) at the prairie parcel of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, I noticed a gleaming sliver of light just above the western horizon. Did you see it? It was one of the youngest moons you were likely to see with the naked eye. Once I noticed it, I realized I just had to get a photograph of it with my digiscoping rig. The new moon was at 4:01 p.m. on March 15th. This photograph was taken 27.5 hours after that and that's technically how old the moon phase is. To read more about young moons, check out this website.

© 2010 Mike McDowell

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